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  1. those that decline fast
    I agree with the previous person. It is something you do eventually come to expect; however, there is always that one resident/client you bond with in a very emotionally intimate way who you will...
    Aug 1, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. CNA Skills & Written
    If you are going to challenge it, I would recommend getting the book they would be testing you out of to review. For example, the Red Cross handbook for CNA's would be your go to in California.
    May 3, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. CNA night shift??
    Personally, I prefer working NOC over any other shift for many of the reasons cited above. Some nights are hectic, especially if there is a flu bug going through the unit; however, there seems to be...
    May 3, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. Really hating my cna training
    Hang in there! Sounds like the CNA you were assigned to probably needs to reexamine whether this is a good role for her. It is possible she is burned out. Either way not a good fit for you. There...
    May 3, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. Is it worth it to become a CNA on my road to becoming a nurse?
    I also live in the Sacramento area. I found obtaining my CNA while working towards obtaining my nursing degree helped immensely and in speaking to nurses, I found that the ones who had been CNA's...
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. Couple of CNA questions
    In Northern California, most CNA's start out at 10-12 per hour. However, after a year or two of experience, UCD here in Sacramento is hiring CNA's to be patient transporters and they start at about...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. CNA to RN Help Im Dying over here :(
    I understand your frustration which is why I opted to go from CNA to LVN and then do the bridge to RN/BSN. Much easier to get into RN programs this way from everything I have found in speaking with...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. Curam College in Sacramento and SETA Pays for Certs
    When I was researching CNA programs in the Sacramento area, I noticed this one was not listed on Allnurses or really anywhere. However, they are contracted with SETA to be a preferred provider,...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. California CNA's - what skills did you get on your state boards?
    I agree with what vintagemother stated. Patient safety, infection control, and privacy as well as communicating with the "patient" as you are performing tasks is key. One thing that helped me was...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. Emotional disorders
    I would definitely file a complaint with HR and the Labor Board on this one. Not sure what state you are in, but here in CA, these are all big no-no's. For one thing your condition is a chemical...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. Need some learning strategies/suggestions.
    One of the things, I learned quickly as a student was to figure out what kind of learner I was. Once you know this, it helps you build strategies that work for you. I am a visual learner and most...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Correctional Nursing Pros/Con and Environment
    Thanks for the information, CChezum. Definitely good information there. Was wondering the same thing. Just applied here in California to work as a CNA within the prison systems in NorCal. Had...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  13. Holy Cow...Nor Cal is a nightmare
    I am in Sacramento and see the postings all over the place, but have heard that recent grads definitely have a harder time; which is something that concerns me. However, I am optimistic and flexible...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: California Nursing


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