If you're already a CNA with your hospital, that's a big plus. You know where supplies are. You've met the staff and MD's. You're somewhat familiar with documentation and the patient charts. Most importantly, you've been at the bedside. You're good to go in my book. If I were you, I'd start shadowing the nurses. Learn to anticipate what the doctors might order if you get new admissions(you probably took the weights, did vitals, valuable's check didn't you?). What did the RN's do on those admissions? SOAP/Assessment and ordered the clerk to get SCD's and IV Pumps(MS floor). That RN probably called or faxed the Pharmacy department for newly ordered meds. Be well rounded and learn from non-nursing staff as well. You're unit clerk is probably a wealth of information on how your unit runs. When I was a CNA with Kaiser Permanente back in the 90s, I wasn't just a typical CNA. Back then, I drew blood, did EKG's, inserted foley's, prepared and sent deceased patients to the morgue (worked on an AIDS ward) and took my RN's blood sugars. I even became a hybrid nurses aide and monitor tech. spent time as a unit clerk as well. *lol* I remember working the swing shift as a unit clerk, and when they were short on CNA's for NOC, I volunteered for a double overtime and worked on the floor as a CNA (or if the telemetry pagers went down, I worked as monitor tech until the pagers were fixed).
Those were the days at San Francisco's Kaiser Permanente.
Now I'm just this burnt out healthcare worker who can't get along with his coworkers *lol*
Sorry... Am I ranting and raving?