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  1. CNA starting wage?
    It totally depends where you are. I'm in Seattle and I got hired in as a brand new CNA at 13.50 an hour. No benefits though.
    Jun 11, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. How to stop talking to old people like they're children
    I'm a CNA at an independent living/retirement home/supported living center. I work with elderly people with varying degrees of dementia, from mild forgetfulness to severe dementia. One thing that...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. Doctor's allow you to live, nurses make you want to live
    Great video. One of my favorite quotes about nurses comes from Jodi Picoult's book My Sister's Keeper. It says, "An oncology ward is a battlefield, and there are definite hierarchies of command....
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  4. Additional certifications
    I have the same question! I really want to be a flight nurse and they require a butt load of advance certs which I'm sure I can get later, but I was wondering if I can get any of them before I'm...
    May 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Nurse Delegation Test
    I've been a CNA for about two months now, and my job wants to certify me to be nurse delegated. Yesterday they told me that someone was going to be able to come in today to test people who wanted to...
    May 16, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. Anyone else going to Seattle Central nursing fall 2013?
    I just got my acceptance email today and I'm so excited. Just wanted to know if any of my future classmates are also on here?
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  7. Look for a new job or stay where I am?
    I just got hired as a CNA for a home care agency. I work at a retirement community and do mostly housekeeping, meal prep and provide companionship for elderly people who are mostly independent. The...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. Wrong doings reported to the state
    I'm all for states taking complaints seriously and I know terrible things can go on when it comes to dealing with elderly patients, but my concern is just that I could be wrongly reported for...
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. Wrong doings reported to the state
    So my fiance and I are new CNA's. When we were in training, our CNA instructor told us that anyone can call the state at anytime and file a complaint against a CNA, and that even if that complaint...
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. Legal Food For Thought During the First Year of Nursing (and Beyond)
    Thanks for this. I'm a CNA and in our CNA classes they told us that anyone could call the state at any time for any reason to report a wrong-doing on our part, and even if we were innocent, that...
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Nurse refused to give CPR
    When I did my CNA clinicals at a LTC facility, a woman was found unresponsive in the morning and when no one stepped in to do CPR, my clinical instructor, who is an RN, began doing CPR and was later...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. How hard is community college nursing school?
    Yeah I was there at the post office too on the first at 9:00. I got an email from Cebrina on that following Monday saying they had received the application. I think you'll be okay; I think a lot of...
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  13. How hard is community college nursing school?
    Thanks! Yeah I'm certainly not expecting it to be easy and I'm absolutely planning to work my butt off. I just wanted to get a feel for it! Congrats on being almost done!
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  14. How hard is community college nursing school?
    I'm hoping to attend nursing school this fall at Seattle Central Community college and I'm trying to get a frame of reference for how hard it is compared to other community college classes. I've...
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  15. CNA job in a hospital with no experience
    Thanks! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. CNA job in a hospital with no experience
    I got my CNA in June and for various reasons, I'm just now looking for a job. I applied at a major hospital in the area where I have been a volunteer for the past year. The job description says...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. Questions to ask nurses when I meet them?
    I am going to start volunteering at a hospital next month and I'm hoping to use this as an opportunity to meet people and get a "foot in the door" so to speak. So I was wondering, what sorts of...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Is joining the National Student Nurse's Association worth it?
    I am thinking about joining the National Student Nurses Association and I was just wondering if it's worth the money or not. Will it help me get a nursing job after nursing school and/or make me...
    Dec 3, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Advice for amping up my resume in the future
    What about a foreign language? I speak a little Spanish but if I polish that up to the point where I can converse with a patient in Spanish, would that help me sell myself?
    Nov 21, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Advice for amping up my resume in the future
    I am a prenursing student currently and I keep hearing on here about how hard it is for new grads to get jobs in nursing. I am going for my ADN because I just can't afford to do a BSN right now as...
    Nov 21, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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