originally posted by tiff_faith2001 - "but here is the problem, i worked in a nursing home for 2 days as a na, and i was disgusted at the way the residents were treated ..."
you worked in a nursing home for only two days? i have worked in a few different nursing homes. i, too, was disgusted at one particular home about the way the residents were verbally treated (i'll get you up when i'm ready to get you up! you have to go to the bathroom again? what the ....
do you want now?).
"... and some of the things that had to be done"
hmm, makes me want to ask if these things could have been, i.e., restraints without a restraining order, or things that were related to the care of the resident (bathing, bedpans, ...) i have a neighbor that worked a week, until she found out she would have to take care of a deceased resident before transporting to the funeral home.
nervous? i think that is to be expected. aren't we all nervous at times, whether it's going to a new school, finding new friends, a first date, a new job, moving to a new town?
originally posted by marymary - " ... the group of people ... most likely will have a higher level of education. there is also more of an opportunity to get assistance with college. ... more encouraging to the staff to continue their education. .... be around a larger variety of clients. nursing homes are pretty much limited to a particular age group".
marymary - very well said. i am working as a cna in a ltc facility, but maybe i'm getting bored, same thing day after day. your posting makes me think there could be other opportunities out there.
"i was called today about a job as a cna in a hospital and i would really l like to take it".
many years ago (ok, about 30 years ago), as i enjoyed cooking for the family, friends and entertaining, i thought about becoming a profession chef. i got a job in the kitchen of a restaurant. i did it, and hated it.
best for your to think about it. if you need that little push, i'd like to say - do it! go for it!
in the future might be better to say i'd did it and it wasn't for me, rather than say i wish i had.