After taking CNA classes, I took both skills and written test and passed!
I was really excited because I thought that I will learn the basics of being a nurse. I'm currently pursuing a bachelors in nursing but I'm not in nursing school
yet. I only applied to 3 nursing facilities and they all called me back. I was surprised and I accepted the closest one to me, so I went through their 1st week orientation, since I have no experience, and I quit only after a few days.
I'm really disappointed on myself for not being able to be as good a CNA as I thought I would be
I have no problem with body fluids/excretions and I was good with time management (really busy job btw). So why did I quit?
During CNA school, while I was learning at a nursing home with my class, we worked in pairs when we had a heavy patient. But in my first job, I was sometimes sent to do some patients that were too heavy, on my own. What they say in CNA school about, "call another CNA if you need help lifting a patient" is definitely not true. At least in my case. This job is a very, very busy job. No one has time to help someone out when needed.
Now I understand why everyone (family,friends,classmates,coworkers) asked me why I wanted to become a CNA so soon? That I'm too young (20 yrs old) to break my back, etc. I'm really disappointed on myself for not being able to be as good a CNA as I thought I would be. I really saw how hard it is to be on your own, completely, and how I saved myself from future back problems. I just wanted to tell my story from my point of view because I was like most of the other people who saw that becoming a CNA was a good foundation for future RN's such as myself. I also think that with experience or not, they should pay better for CNA's. It kind of discourages some people to not stay in their jobs for long.
Alright I feel like I vented enough lol