what do you like most about being a CNA and what is the worst aspect
- 0Mar 20, '09 by ansspaI was just wondering what it is about being a CNA that you enjoy, and what you enjoy the least, Thanks!
- 2Mar 26, '09 by L&DForMeBest part: bonding with patients, smiles and thank you's from patients and family, knowing you've helped make someone better (most of the time), forming a great team with co-workers (we call our groups that work well together the "A Team"). I work in labor and delivery, so its also seeing babies coming into the world, and watching new families being formed.
Worst part: the back breaking grunt work, patients dying, drama with coworkers, not being appreciated for all the work you do.
- 1Mar 29, '09 by it's hot in phoenixI started as CNA to LPN and finally RN. CNA work gave me my foundation for the nurse I am today. I am one of those nurses who never forgot where I started. It is a very physical job- I had been a CNA for about a day and the charge nurse tells me " you are the shower CNA"- yeah how hard is that going to be, I mean you are in one room all day. Then I looked out the shower room, there was line of patients, I believe to be the length of the building and that same charge nurse with her hands on her hip, I had to laugh and said "guess I better get a movin":chuckle:chuckle:chuckle