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  1. Being bullied at work...
    Thank you all for your advice and encouragement! Especially thank you to the advice about writing down what I'm going to say before the meeting! I wouldn't want to leave something out or let her...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. Nursing and sexual abuse history
    OP, I can't imagine what you've gone through and I hope everything works out for you! While waiting upon acceptance into my city's RN progam I decided to start work as a CNA. I think a lot of...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Being bullied at work...
    Thanks for the replies! I meet with her and the DSD in an hour and a half... I'm stressing, writing out notes so that I don't forget to mention something or let her take the conversation in a...
    Aug 31, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. False vitals data???
    Yes, I think you're right about aides that are familiar with a pt thinking their vitals are usually this or that, or that they don't matter. Who is an aide to make that decision? The fact that this...
    Aug 31, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. Being bullied at work...
    I'm a new CNA who graduated from CNA training in late July. I was offered a wonderful FT position with benefits on an Orthopedic station. Long story short, I made an impression and worked my butt...
    Aug 31, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. False vitals data???
    False vitals data! Long story short, a girl in the same room as me took a pt's vital signs. She presented me with the data and it included a b/p... I asked her how she got it because she didn't...
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Embarrassing question reguarding CNA classes...
    California here. We rarely ever practiced on eachother. We practiced on dummies and residents. As far as oral care goes, I only did dentures and mouth swabs on a resident to get checked off for...
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. CNA: Day vs evening shift- which is better?
    Also... We get more admits in the PM... Lengthy process!
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. CNA: Day vs evening shift- which is better?
    I work in a facility that has LTC, short term, alzheimer's and an ortho station. I work in ortho PMs. To me there are many unique pros and cons to working each AM and PMs. I did my clinicals not...
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. Attention Nurses, Nursing Assistants, and other hospital assistive personnel!
    Thank goodness. Thanks to the OP for this thread. As soon as I heard in my CNA training program that it's against the law for CNAs to call themselves nurses my mind went directly to allnurses.com...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. Orthopedic Station CNA?
    Thanks, RNperdiem! I didn't really think about the increase in vitals recording. I'm excited! I've been in my facility's OCE once or twice before and it's so quite and peaceful in there compared...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Orthopedic Station CNA?
    Hi there! I just passed my CA CNA examination today! :yelclap: Whoo hoo! I've been hired full time as a CNA at a large facility that has multiple stations. We have an LTC, a short term, an...
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Just passed CA CNA exams!
    I'm so relieved and happy it's over! I was in a free 30 day training program that I graduated from 7/31 and just took my American Red Cross tests today! I was at the testing location from...
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. California CNA testing
    Interesting... I'm in CA and my test is tomorrow with the American Red Cross. I know that you can be off by 8 mmHg.
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. CNA state nursing skills and written exam - My experience
    Thank you very much for this thread! It was very helpful! My test is tomorrow morning with the American Red Cross. Eek! Thanks for the tips!
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. CNA's/PCT's how much do you make?
    California Just finished my CNA program 7/31/12 and I will be taking my American Red Cross test tomorrow morning! I have been offered a full time position working PMs in an Orthopedic Care Unit....
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. Nursing positions deeply embedded in science
    How about an Infection Control Nurse?
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How To Become A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
    I just learned about this as well thanks to these wonderful forums! Check out the thread: "How to become a CNA in CA while in nursing school". It's simple and step by step! If you don't live...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. Am I being overly sensitive?
    Exactly! We are obligated to help those who can not help themselves. Abuse is able to propagate when witnesses become bystanders and do nothing. Remember, you learn in school; the FIRST thing you...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. Am I being overly sensitive?
    ...I don't know about this. It seems fake. Maybe it's just the dramatic writing. Or maybe it's a combination of the writing and the not doing anything about the situation. Might as well have been...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. Quick question for my fellow CNAs...
    Would you like to eat your meal sitting on bm or urine? I don't think so.
    Jun 22, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. Quick question for my fellow CNAs...
    Strange that you would be taught that... Maybe you forgot. I'm in a CNA class right now and although carts are not available, during meal time you HAVE to clean up vomit or incontinence...
    Jun 22, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. Please tell me this isn't normal
    In California, that's against the law.
    Jun 22, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. Male CNA in a female dominated class
    I read a post by a guy on these forums that was explaining what it was like to be a male CNA and I can't find it. It was posted in an unrelated thread. Anyways, he said that that type of...
    Jun 22, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. How do you think I'm doing for a Pre-Nursing student???
    Not only is nursing school hard work, it's very competitive. I'm sure you have it in you to get A's and B's. Just keep your head up and put all of your energy into your classes. You may not be...
    Jun 22, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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