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  1. Semester Starts Monday...what Do I need
    I can't live without index cards. Hint: I cut them in half if it's just for vocabulary words or something. Then they last longer and take up less space in my purse. (I carry them with me everywhere...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. Financial aid suspension
    Sorry, I just saw that you were approved. That's great! This will just be another bump in the road that you'll look back on at graduation and feel so proud of yourself for getting through. :)
    Jan 11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. Financial aid suspension
    It's a case by case basis. I dropped too many classes 10 years ago (lol) and lost my financial aid and appealed, but was still denied... however... I dropped because I was stupid, not for a good...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. 3 pre-reqs left and a dilemma
    Only you know what you can handle. I'm still in the early stages of my prereqs, and this semester, I am taking Anatomy with lab, Political Science, History, College 100 (silly required 1 hour...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. Compass test
    I am taking a course through my library that's free. It's actually a GED study prep, but it teaches the same thing that the compass tests for. It's a 6 week course all online. You might could see if...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. 2014 Wage Survey For CNAs, Medical Assistants, HHAs, PCTs: Post Here!
    What is your job title (CNA, medical assistant, medication aide, HHA, PCT, PCA)? CNA Where are you located? Kansas City, MO What is your hourly wage? 11.17 Are you paid shift differentials?...
    Jan 11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Free time for night shifts for CNA and Nurse
    In a hospital you usually have a good one to two hours of downtime. As a cna I've worked all floors. Some nights of course are busier, but a lot of students work nights so they can study. (12 hour...
    May 9, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. How long does it take to receive your CNA Certificate in the mail?
    Sorry, I didn't answer your question. Once I was in the system, I got the certificate about a week later. Ours were mailed to our school, then we picked them up there, so it may have gotten to me...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. How long does it take to receive your CNA Certificate in the mail?
    Once you're in the system, you're fine. The certificate is more of a souvenir in my state (Missouri).
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. Forgot to wash hands when washing scrubs
    You will eventually have an amazing immune system. I wouldn't sweat it, just don't make it a habit!
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. Advice about Clinical
    That comes with time! Im a cna and I used to get butterflies and be soft spoken every time I walked into a patient's room. Now it's second nature and I don't think twice. You'll overcome this!
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. CNA rant....why did I become a CNA
    I work as a cna in a hospital right beside nurses. Trust me, you'll still be doing baths and cleaning poop as a nurse. Not as much, but you still do. You get yelled at more as a nurse because you...
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Nursing student got CNA job!
    I'm so glad I decided to work as a cna. I've learned so much just by being in that environment. Offer to help the nurses with procedures as much as possible during downtime (which is rare lol) and...
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Wow I feel stupid!
    Don't feel bad, it happens to the best of us. Did they check it off?
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. Is having a CNA job give you a better chance to get hired as an RN?
    Most of the nurses on my unit started as techs on my unit.
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. "force feeding" residents
    Does she get a magic cup or anything? Just curious. Someone should tell the cna that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results lol.
    Mar 16, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. TOo old?
    I had much older people in my cna course. Students were from age 18 to early 60's. I work with many 50+ women. They're usually much more patient and dependable than the fresh from high schoolers. You...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. is there a weekend only cna job???
    I work weekends only 12 hour shifts in a hospital.
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. "force feeding" residents
    Exactly!
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. CNA pay in LTC or Hospital (TX)
    I'm sure it depends on where you live, but I work tele and I make 11.94 on days. Night shift makes $1 more.
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. Problems a CNA May Face
    I'm glad I don't have that problem. We all help each other on my floor. Sure, we have disagreements here and there, but at the end of the day we have each other's backs. I couldn't survive without...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. CNA to a Hospital Technician -
    I guess it depends on the hospital. There are a lot of techs where I work that are starting their first job. A lot of older techs also who have been there for years.
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. CNA to a Hospital Technician -
    I'm a tech in Kansas city, mo. I don't do phlebotomy. The only thing other than cna certs is bcls and I just had to have that before I started, I didn't have it when I accepted the position. This was...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. Making the most of Clinicals Part 2: You're on stage-Make a good first impression
    Very true! I'm a CNA and students can be a huge blessing for us sometimes. Other times, they turn up their noses and act like they're better than us. Those are the ones I always reallllly hope don't...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Taking Notes HELP!!!! Please? :)
    If you plan to keep your book.... I like to highlight what I find important in yellow. Then when the teacher is going over things in class (if you're in a lecture and the teacher does this), I...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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