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  1. Best shoes for a CNA/Nurse
    I love the brand cobbie cuddlers. I have bought them for years for retail jobs, lots of standing, walking runing, etc. They are very nice on the feet, support and cusions where needed. Mine are...
    Oct 21, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. The Fear of the Skills Test
    Great stories and advice so far everyone! lorelei1973, I also had the witten test 8am and my skills were not till 4pm! (also somewhere I had never been before) I didn't stay at the facility after...
    Oct 21, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. The Fear of the Skills Test
    I have read so many posts, and shared in some of them, about the fear we all face taking the skills part of the exam. I was terrified going into mine! Scared to death, legs like rubber bands,...
    Oct 19, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. Questions About Shadowing a CNA
    Yes to a,b &c . I wouldn't worry about annoying your assigned CNA, they will probably be grateful for the help! Unlike CNA Sam, I did ask the nurse (s) if there was anything I could do. Sometimes...
    Oct 13, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. Tell me about your clinical experience....
    I did my clinicals in the cardiac unit of a hospital. We were also the first students to ever be there, and at first the staff was very leery of us, but they quickly discovered we were not in fact a...
    Oct 11, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. Is it ok to mail in job applications?
    Do you have public transport where you live? If so, look into getting a bus pass, many have discounts if you are a student. Even if you dont get a discount, the pass is worth the money you have to...
    Oct 6, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Wearing scrubs to CNA exam in Florida?
    lol, I feel your pain, I'm 5'2" (And yep, had to hem the scrubs!) They are extremly easy to hem though! I used the excess I chopped of the bottom to make a hair band, everyone at clinicals asked me...
    Oct 5, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. Wearing scrubs to CNA exam in Florida?
    I am in WI, and just took my test 10/3. (I passed, first try, yay!) Out of 12 people testing only 2 were in street clothes, all the rest of us were in scrubs. The women had hair pulled back if...
    Oct 5, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. Announce that you passed your CNA exam here!
    I passed!!! :anpom: I am ro relieved! Whew! Between the classes and medical pre-class stuff and paying for the test, had a lot of my very generous Dad's money riding on this! I passed both the...
    Oct 5, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. Pray for Me
    I feel your nerves! My test is on 10/3. I have no victims, er, friends, lol, to practice on, though I do have to make my bed around a cat sleeping in the middle of it (does this count as making an...
    Sep 27, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. I'm Done!
    I think you handled the situation perfect. Your family comes first, above all, and if they could not understand that, well, I have many choice words they might like to hear. It makes me mad that...
    Sep 27, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. CNA trainees peforming peri-care in class on each other?  Is this true?
    Heh, this thread gave me a good laugh! All the various naughty coments, lol. But seriously, NO, NO, and NO again, students do NOT preform pericare on eachother! Our class did give eachother bed...
    Sep 26, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Male perineal care? Please help!
    I may have been harsh, but it was out of trying to give a wake up call. It would be nice if we could pick and choose what makes us most comfortable. It is a wake up call for me to read that some...
    Aug 19, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Male perineal care? Please help!
    May I ask what CNA class you took that did not include male perineal care? Where did you do your clinicals that you didn't care for men? Something is very wrong here. You mention you don't date...
    Aug 15, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. Wondering why I did this
    Its not the dirty work I am afraid of doing, heck, one day into clinicals and I was over that. It is the posts of understaffing, infights, borderline or just out and out abuse of people, staff and...
    Jul 26, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. Wondering why I did this
    Hello everyone. I just finished my CNA class, late in life, 42. But now, I ask, have to ask. Why am I doing this? I read and read about how horrible it is to work LTC, (After signing up fpr...
    Jul 25, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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