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  1. Truth on the night shift.
    I work nights at a LTC facility, and I think its easier in some aspects like the lack of tray passing and no showers(yay!), but my hall is rarely quiet, the sweet little old ladies of the day turn...
    May 13, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. What Irks You?
    1. I hate hate hate when a nurse comes down the hall, tells you that someone(who is not even on your assignment!) needs some assistance, so when you get finished with a resident your supposed to be...
    May 13, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. NOC shift CNAs
    I work NOC and I have anywhere from 24-32 residents depending on staffing, and lately because we have had so many people call off, get suspended, or terminated that number can go up to over 42. We...
    Feb 4, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. You know you are a CNA when....
    You know your a CNA when your sitting on the couch watching tv, and when the microwave beeps you mentally go through the list of patients on your hall with a g-tube.
    Jan 14, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. Mistake?
    Thanks! Everyones words of encouragement has really made me feel better about my decision! And my residents made me feel better as well, I took my usual two days off, but since I have been working...
    Aug 29, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. Mistake?
    Thanks Everyone!! I just needed to know I'm not crazy. Everyone around me is keeps telling me how crazy and dumb I am for passing up the oppurtunities, but I just feel like my peace of mind and...
    Aug 22, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Mistake?
    So when I first graduated I applied to the hospitals like crazy, but every place I applied to told me they were looking for someone with more experience, so then I went to the LTC circuit, and got a...
    Aug 22, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. Overnight Shift
    I work graveyard at a LTC but my shift goes from 10-6, and mostly its a lot of changing, repositioning, and keeping an eye on the wanderers and the smokers. Heres what an average night for me is...
    Aug 18, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. Shoes?
    I know they are controversial to some but I wear crocs and I love them!! But we werent allowed to wear them for clinicals so find out the rules first!! Good luck!!
    Aug 18, '08
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  10. When did cutting corners become acceptable?
    I got to work with a different CNA last night, and I finally get it. With the workload you have you have to come up with some system to get it all done, but she showed me how to manipulate the system...
    Jul 13, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. When did cutting corners become acceptable?
    I know I went in too idealistic. I guess I just thought things were going to be a certain way and when they fell short of my expectations I was disappointed. I do understand the reason and the need...
    Jul 12, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. When did cutting corners become acceptable?
    I just started my new job as a CNA for a LTC facility last night, and I dont even know where to begin. So many corners are cut in an effort to save time, and I just dont know what to think. We are...
    Jul 11, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. New to the board - terrified of NA exam! (NC)
    I just took my exam a few weeks ago and it was a piece of cake. The mot important thing to remember is anything that can put a patent at risk, lock the wheelchair, make sure the bed rails are up and...
    Jul 10, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Announce that you passed your CNA exam here!
    i did it!!! i passed! i passed! i passed!! congrats to everyone else who passed their test!! im so excited and exhausted at the same time lol! :hpygrp::dancgrp::dncgbby:
    Jun 14, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. So nervous...test this weekend
    :D:D:DI did it!! I passed!! It was probably one of the most anxious days I've ever had, but all in all it wasnt that bad, and i did pretty good! Thanks for the words of encouragement they really...
    Jun 14, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. So nervous...test this weekend
    lol thanks! I know deep down I will probably be fine, but the butterflies in my stomach arent as sure haha.
    Jun 13, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. So nervous...test this weekend
    I am so nervous. I'm taking my state exams this weekend, and I simply cannot fail. I cant afford to. Hopefully all will go well. Im more nervous about the practical part than i am the written, every...
    Jun 12, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. Overwhelmed!
    I know exaclty how you feel! Luckily all of my teachers are pretty awesome but we have to cover so much stuff and in so little time, sometimes i think i am going to forget the easiest skill simply...
    Feb 15, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. So nervous!
    I have my first resident on saturday and i am so nervous. I am not sure what to do! lol But seriously we have no real set of directions. The only thing I know is that he is scheduled to have a...
    Feb 14, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. W00t!
    Thats awesome!! Congrats!!
    Jan 31, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. I'm a new member, taking CNA course
    Welcome! You have come to the perfect place to get questions answered. I am not sure about the TEAS test, but someone who knows will come along, no worries. Congrats on beginning a new career!!
    Jan 31, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. Talking to Residents
    Thank you so much!! I was beginning to feel like i didnt know how to socialize. I like talking to people, I like knowing whats going on in their lives, and i just like listening, so when people...
    Jan 30, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. Talking to Residents
    I know this is probably going to sound strange, but i would rather get advice then try to muddle through, lol. I am currently taking my CNA classes, and in lab and clinical we are working with...
    Jan 29, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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