Quote from WaltzJmp
I am about to start a CNA class. I am really worried about it. I'm scared about cleaning up bodily fluids and taking people to the bathroom. How can I get through the class without changing my mind about nursing? What has everyone else's experiences been with CNA classes? Thanks.
Chill out! Actually, this class will help you a great deal. If your plan is to be a nurse I would not recommend being a CNA for more than five years max. RN's change poopie diapers too, well, most, but not all. I've worked in an ICU setting primarily. Consider yourself blessed if you get a chance to work ICU med/Surg/ or Er as a tech. Believe me, you'll be just a marketable as a nurse, but without the pay and edu. Changing poopie diapers should be the least of your concerns. Working with safe staff and cosiderate RNs may be your major problems. Once you get the process of peri care, you'll see you'll be okay.
P. Celest, PCT.