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  1. DaVita Village
    Davita is hard on their FA's. But, there are two types. The type with the clinical background such as yourself. And the business manager. I've seen both collapse under this structure. My...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. New to the medical field, Interested in CNA work- 1 day training?
    You're not gonna find a 1-day class. I went the fastest way I could find and it took 6 hours a day, 4 days a week, for 4 weeks.
    Dec 5, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    You need a shower. BAD!! Oh, you need cleaned up after you pee'd? Ok, but no moaning and shuttering when I clean your vagina this time, telling me to 'take your time'. I'm not a man-whore at...
    Nov 24, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. LVN as a CNA?
    Several hospitals (at least in KS) would make you a PCA/Nurse Tech on the basis that you have taken and passed your first semester of nursing school. No cert needed. Maybe need a sheet of paper...
    Nov 20, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. Worked for 2 days, required to list on app?
    I did 3 months of contract work in my old profession this past summer. I don't list it as it may appear to potential employers I'm 'on the fence' about my current profession even tho I've been...
    Nov 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Dumb mistake,help!!!!
    Also if the state has a registry you can look up online, that might be another way.
    Nov 19, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Anyone have a person accidentally walk in while your patient was indisposed?
    I've had similar happen. We get word family is showing up around a certain time so I go in for very last minute check and cleaning up to give them the most time possible before they may need me in...
    Nov 18, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. Rewarding tenured staff - what have you seen?
    Saw one of my coworkers get an "Employee of the Month" award. Taken to lunch, small gift card to a local store, quick interview. She had been there 3 months total. There is no Employee of...
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Torn to pieces - Pls help?
    Quote for Truth. Coworker and I play into several rumors. And we go out of our way to start some of them. Works better to start the 'back burn' than to try to contain an out of control wild...
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. I want a t-shirt that says...
    "**** or get off the pot!"
    Nov 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  11. medical assistant college missouri?
    Well you might start looking thru the schools in the area that have Nursing programs. Here's the state forum http://allnurses.com/mo-nursing-programs/ Medical assistant and CNA's aren't the...
    Nov 14, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Paying for CNA Program
    Signature loan from your bank. $1000 loan would be pretty cheap over a year. Pay it off early with your tax refund in 12 weeks (if you get one). Could also sell an asset or something. Got any...
    Nov 14, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Slower pace environment for CNA's?
    Thats a really personal decission. Schedule, pay, and benefits will all be different. Common near me is rotating every 3rd weekend. However you have a MUCH better chance to learn something. Some...
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Are you obligated to get the morning people up
    Soloing 37 patients? Dang. I always ask the next shift if there is anyone they want me to get up in particular. Tend to be the more 'troublesome' ones I get up for them. They are grateful in...
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. From now on the only bed I make will be my own
    I learned in my last job, that 'JOBS' aren't worth spending much time on. I spent 10 years at the same company only to get furlough'd. Was a dead end job but again, i couldn't afford to leave as I...
    Nov 10, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. Any CNA also took EMT-b training or vice versa?
    Get your CNA, go into LTC. If you're pre-nursing now, and will start next fall, get all the experience you can for your future goals. This will get you your few months of experience needed to get...
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. Volunteer at the hospital before applying for a CNA job??
    I tried the same thing but the hospital I offered to work for (for free) danced me around a bit till I just never heard from them. (approx 6 months) They made it sound like they only have volly's in...
    Nov 4, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. A few questions for a new CNA
    Thats the best. Apply everywhere. I had two job offers at once when i was new. And even tho i'm working FT now, I'm still applying at hospitals. Don't burn bridges either. If you get offered a...
    Nov 4, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. Funny things patients say !
    Rehab floor. Pt in her chair, high as a weather balloon on several meds. She dozes off for minutes at a time randomly. I was walking past her in her wc the other night, her eyes closed but shes...
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. Interview tomorrow at hospital! So nervous!
    Sorry, didn't get back to the site in time to answer your question. How'd the interview go?
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. Is going for a NAII worth it?
    If NAII is like the CMA where I am, then it can be. CMA in KS does medication passes for/in conjunction with the nurse. It will open up some more chances for you, raise in pay isn't a bad thing,...
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. A few questions for a new CNA
    I say apply everywhere, and when you do your clinicals do your damdest to impress your preceptors. Apply there as well as you are familiar with it. (casual chat.... dont straight up ask). Also, see...
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. Interview next week!...
    Good Luck!!!! Any previous hospital experience? I've been applying to every non-HCA hospital job I can find and I drool when I see ER gigs. No luck yet tho. Would like to hear how you got up to...
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. What you'd REALLY like to say....
    Thats when you list all the options for them. Pee in brief, or transfer. Pick! (edit to add) OR, option 3. Get a cath, go in and say you need to check to see if it is going to be the right...
    Oct 28, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. What you'd REALLY like to say....
    this was last week, and was the actual exchange. note: shift change is at 7 <call light> I go in, "What can I help you with?" "What time is it?" "It's 6:30 in the morning. You want to get...
    Oct 25, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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