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  1. how much more do you get paid for being a CNA instead of an uncertified aide?
    Some states crack down on the sitters/companions too. I know of two states that have DPCW registries. What CNA is required for brings up a good question. It seems that our registry is merely to...
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. How much anatomy do CNAs need to know?
    The only real anatomy a CNA gets into is the location of the frontside and backside and how to cleean this :) /hides from flames. More seriously, the vast majority of CNA is more bed making,...
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. does it look bad to quit a CNA job while in nursing school?
    As long as you can pay the bills, no. You can always claim on an interview that the end of nursing school was hard and the job was affecting your studies. That kind of gap in employment is 100...
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. how much more do you get paid for being a CNA instead of an uncertified aide?
    Depends on the facility. Some will not let you on without certification. Usually this is either the better places or cities where CNAs have flooded the market and they can demand that. Most HRs...
    Dec 18, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. My resume
    Eliminate the Vote for Obama campaign. You may like Obama and it may have been cool to work for those folks, but you never know. The HR person may have autographed pictures of Ronald Reagan enshrined...
    Dec 17, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. $8.25 an hour...*** is this normal?
    One agency recruiter explained it to me like this: Of all the work programs and certificate programs out there, CNA is the shortest and (relatively) least painful of them all. 2 weeks to 2 months...
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Is becoming a cna worth it?
    There are some restaurant and fast food workers that make more than CNAs unless you are in a good place. CNA can also be a rough, demanding, and demeaning job if you are in a bad place on top of low...
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. Moving to a new state how
    You need to contact the board of the state that you are applying to to get all the nitty gritty. Google is wonderful. Now, some states are fairly easy. Just fill out a form with your registry...
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. $8.25 an hour...*** is this normal?
    Unfortunately, that low figure is fairly normal. Sad, too. This is thankless, nasty, hard, and sometimes demeaning work particularly at some of the cruddier run facilities. I do know of some...
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. Advice
    Oh yeah... have you checked psych obs? basically, if someone comes into an ER claiming they want to kill themselves or an overdose, some one has to sit with them. The ER staff usually does not have...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. Advice
    9/hr in NYC? Crap. That is about the going rate here in Louisiana. But where you are, 5 dollar bills are like one dollar bills. Yikes. I heard Mickey Ds pays folks 15 in NYC. Now, I have heard...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Advice
    Double posting, but I just read your other post. It seems you want the layout, friend. Private sitters/ companions (non agency) is usually a pretty select field and word of mouth. It is also...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Advice
    Some of those agencies actually pay more than the facilities themselves. I would go with 2 agencies while you look. You will also, depending on the agency get to work in a variety of places from home...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. BSN to hopeful McDonald crew member
    Meh... with a BS degree, you could at least be a whopper flopper watcher (manager/shift leader) as opposed to a whopper flopper.:roflmao: Good luck.
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  15. Scam Schools And Diploma Mills
    There would be some who would pay to get past the BS that is waitlists and entrance process that is most nursing schools. Thing is, yeah, no legit school would EVER take the credits and if you...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Frustrated.
    Accreditation for CNA does not matter. Only the certificate and if passing the course for that institution will allow you to take the state test. I have heard of some nursing schools letting you out...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. Can CNAs work outside the Nursing home?
    CNA also qualifies you to work as a MHT - Mental Health Tech on psych wards. Dialysis, therapy and those type jobs in my area are pretty much a "who you kow" thing. But once you work for one of...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. Advice on becoming a CNA/PCA?
    Actually, unlike nursing, OTA and PTA REQUIRE you to observe for many hours before they even let you enroll in the full program. I gaurantee if nursing school did that or at least required 6 months...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Advice on becoming a CNA/PCA?
    I would choose therapy over nursing. Therapy gets way more autonomy and better hours. If you want to work directly with folks, you may want to try for Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy. Those,...
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. ACT-RN: The Nurse as Behavioral Change Coach
    In psychiatry, you have a "captive audience" so to speak, particularly on lock down psych units. However, for most in nursing, what you speak of may not be possible. There is a attitude towards...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. CNA job scam? Please help
    Most well heeled folks with that kind of money in the hypothetical situation listed in the scam have thier own personal private full time companion or two. If they go on vacation, they take the...
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. No Nursing Shortage At The Present Time
    Some of these job posts are just there because I think it is a policy they have to list it even though it is probably filled within an hour. Particularly what I call on forums "lay out" jobs. For...
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. No Nursing Shortage At The Present Time
    That is a very insightful way of looking at it I never thought about. I actually ended up quitting my job over just that. Other things, too. The facility really was falling apart with no supplies and...
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Student Loan Fraud (Part II)
    When I went to school for IT for the AAS (hmmm... see where that got me...CNA...lol), there was another scam common on IT boards like DICE. Now, medical is a bit protected from it because you have a...
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Employment Scams And Fake Job Postings
    I have uncovered yet another scam targeted at CNAs who are stuck in bad facilities in rough job markets. There are forums like indeed where folks post. There is also a HUGE thread of CNAs begging for...
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance


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