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  1. What do you think of this comment?
    I don't advise hiding your education. After all, you worked hard for that degree. I ran into the same issue when I applied for a job as an aide. I have a BA in English, and for this reason the NM was...
    May 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What do the night CNA's do?
    I'm sorry this happens at your facility, but the aides do work on nights. You're just working with a bad bunch.
    May 9, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. What do the night CNA's do?
    I agree with IlClaire. Each shift has their own unique set of issues they deal with. Days are responsible for baths, getting the patients up and ready for PT/OT, X-ray, transport or whatever is...
    May 9, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. Curious: Any CNA's that don't want to be a nurse...
    I'm with you Dreamyeyes. I love my job as an aide, and i'm grateful to be able to work in this field altogether, but as far as the physical side goes, i'm worried that eventually my body isn't going...
    May 9, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. No consideration for gay patients
    It's attitudes like this that makes discussing gay issues needed. I had a nurse just the other day admit a male patient who was HIV+, and before he went in to do the assessment said, well, he has...
    May 8, '08
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  6. Curious: Any CNA's that don't want to be a nurse...
    Hey all. I'm curious. Are there are any of us out there working as aides that don't intend to become a nurse? It seems like a lot of CNA's do become nurses, but i'm honestly not interested in the...
    May 8, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Want to quit my job, help please!!
    Stop me if i'm wrong, but it sounds to me you think that avoiding her as a caregiver is making her the winner here. In reality, there are no winners or losers in this situation. It's natural to not...
    May 8, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. What do the night CNA's do?
    In my facility we have to be to work by 11:15, and we leave at 7:15. We get report from the evening shift, spend awhile cleaning up what they didn't do (our evening shift doesn't work well together,...
    May 8, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. NY Nurses - drawing blood?
    In the facility I work in, the lab is responsible for venipuncture, unless the patient has a PICC, then the nurse is able to draw off that. However, when I was in an accident, and had to go to...
    May 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. LPN Supervisor Over RNs.???
    In this situation, the scope of practice may not be the issue at all. Chances are that the LPN in the role of supervisor is most likely not responsible for a medical issue that may arise on the...
    May 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. LPN Supervisor Over RNs.???
    I get the feeling this thread is going to turn into an "RN vs. LPN" war, and if you search the previous threads, you will find this topic debated time and time again. And common sense can answer this...
    May 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Took the 1st step....
    The nice thing about working as a CNA is that you have the ability to really view the world of healthcare from a unique perspective. I entered into healthcare thinking of becoming a nurse, but after...
    May 7, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Want to quit my job, help please!!
    I'm sure that most if not all aides have experienced this from a patient in the past. It's all part of the job. I had a patient one time refuse care from me because I had her walk into the bathroom...
    May 7, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Some mean Nurses.......
    On the other hand, there are a lot of nurses out there who are just in it for the money. It works both ways.
    May 7, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. Tips for Dealing With Annoying Coworkers
    Bugaloo, I offer you a vast amount of gratitude. I came home from work this morning soooo fed up with the floor I work on I was prepared to call my supervisor and give her my notice. But after some...
    May 7, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. The long term effects of being fired
    I vividly remember being fired from a job. I was working as a manager for a fast-food restaurant, and the owner's nephew was given a job there a few weeks previous. This particular night, I had asked...
    May 5, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. My Story: The Long Way Around (long post)
    Amazing story! Your candidness is a real test of strenght! Congrats, and God bless! You deserve all the happiness you can get!
    May 4, '08
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  18. GPA dilemma
    The sad thing about grades and GPA is that they define a person's intellectual worth, and this shouldn't be the case at all. People today put so much emphasis on getting an A that they lose site of...
    May 3, '08
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Good Jobs for Americans Who Help Americans
    Training is education. Learning how to do a job MEANS becoming educated in how the profession works. If the profession only required education and not training, how do you expect people to do there...
    May 3, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. CNA PAY in Hawaii
    My best friend just moved from New York to Hawaii last month. He works as a CNA in a hospital, and his starting salary was around $17. The cost of living is VERY high there, so the pay is more. Hope...
    May 3, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. CNA...not superwoman...HELP
    I agree with you to an extent. I think that most nurses who were aides before they advanced have a better understanding of the healthcare chain of command. They were in our shoes, therefore they are...
    May 3, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. Taking 1st step on new career.....CNA while applying for LPN school
    Congrats on making the final step on your new career! It's hard when you decide to make a switch. I went from going to be a teacher to entering healthcare, and I thought I was crazy. But just keep...
    May 2, '08
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  23. Work bullying?  :(
    I've had the same problem with the nursing supervisor in my hospital ever since she came over from her previous post at our "sister" hospital. She absolutely dislikes the aides, and I can't figure...
    Apr 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. To the students
    I enjoy when we have the nursing students come to our floor to do their med/surg. clinical. The only thing I have to add, besides asking questions, is don't treat the aides disrespectfully. We may...
    Apr 26, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. CNA-Rags to CNA-Ritches
    Your compassion and dedication touched the life of another human being in his last days. I commend you on being a gracious and caring human being! You are the kind of person that nurses should really...
    Apr 25, '08
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing


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