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  1. Tennis Elbow?
    Not really wanting medical advice just wondering if anyone else has had this happen and if it's common in CNAs.
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. Tennis Elbow?
    I've been having a pain in my elbow and arm on my non dominate arm lately. It's just like tennis elbow. Anyone else have this problem? Since resting it is out of the question I'm trying to figure out...
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. Starting as a CNA and working your way up the ladder
    This is exactly what I did. I got my CNA last year and just received my CMA last week. I'm doing my pre-reques for RN too. At my college being a CNA actually exempts me from a class and a clinical....
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. Starting A&P course tomorrow
    I'm taking my first A&P class tomorrow and I'm scared to death. I really want to make an A in this class since an A will give me another point towards the ADN program. I'm currently a CNA and CMA...
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. Seeking advice: CNA or other profession while a student?
    I'm a CNA while doing my prereqs and it's hard. I'm not sure why you think you'll get bored as a CNA it's not an easy job. I work at a long term facility and it is a little easier then the hospital...
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. I'm 4'10 and worried I am too small to be cna
    I'm 4'11 and 130lbs and do fine. You'll find once you start working you'll build up muscles and find how to move your patients. It did take me a few weeks to be confident enough to do it alone but I...
    Nov 4, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Whether to do Nurse Assistant or EMT training while doing pre-reqs?
    Both sound like a good option. You might also consider the work schedules of both professions in your area. I'm working as a CNA while doing my pre reqs. I'm currently working a 4 day on 2 day off...
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Medication Aide
    Medication aides in Texas are certified so they do stand to lose their certification too. You are taught all the side effects and what to watch out for. You are also taught to assess the patient...
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Passed my Med Aide exam!!!
    Congrates!!!!!!!! I start Med Aide class next week.
    Aug 1, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. Walkthrough before shift
    I really upset the CNA before me yesterday and I kinda feel bad but at the same time don't. When I got to work yesterday the weekend nurse told me to be sure to do a walk through because they were...
    Aug 1, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. Passed my Med Aide exam!!!
    Congrates! :yeah: I start my Med Aide class on August 9th! I can't wait.
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Applying for first job as CNA
    I'm in Texas and got hired before I actually got my certification. I applied to almost all the places in town and alot sounded really interested but never called back. I finally got my job 2 weeks...
    Jul 1, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Announce that you passed your CNA exam here!
    I passed both my skills and written test!
    May 28, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Feel pressured to do 2 people transfer alone
    Exactly. Everytime I call for help with a transfer the whole time I hear about how I need to learn to do it by myself and how everyone else does. When I point out it's a 2 person transfer I'm told...
    May 25, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. Feel pressured to do 2 people transfer alone
    Our facility has a paper they give us everyday with the residents info on it. It specifically list how each is to be moved. That's what I'm going by. Thanks for the support. I was starting feel like...
    May 24, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. Feel pressured to do 2 people transfer alone
    I started working at a local nursing home a week and a half ago. I'm still uncertifited as my test is Friday so I'm classified as a training nurse aid. I'm trying to do everything right and not upset...
    May 24, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. First CNA Job
    They did give me a packet that included a timeline of when they want things done and what each shift is responsible for. Is that what you mean by routine? I'm really nervous. My last day of clinicals...
    May 12, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. First CNA Job
    I start my first CNA job today. I got hired yesterday at a local nursing home. I haven't worked in 12 years so I'm really nervous. I haven't taken my state test yet so technically I'm a TNA. Any...
    May 12, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. Calling after filling out an application
    Is it a good idea to do a follow up call after you fill out an application? In Texas you can work while taking the class. I've finished my class and clinicals and just waiting for the actual test in...
    May 6, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. How to dress for interview or even just filling out an application
    My main problem is I don't have dressy slacks. I looked around at stores today but none had any petites. What do you think about khaki pants? My only other options are a sweater dress or dresses that...
    Apr 21, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. How to dress for interview or even just filling out an application
    I'm worried about what to wear when applying or at an interview. Seems like a suit is too fancy. Would jeans a nice button down shirt and tennis shoes be appropriate? It's been a long time since I've...
    Apr 21, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. Best place to work for a new CNA?
    Where is the best place to work for a new CNA Hospital, Long term care facility, or home health? We had someone from an each place but a hospital come in but still unsure which would be best. All 3...
    Apr 20, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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