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HI,

I,am a C.N.A. Nurse for almost 7 years in Illinois.

I,am looking for a Hospice Place to work at in the Southwest Surban Area. Any know where I, can

work at? Thanks,

Sweety4227:nurse:

Specializes in Ante-Intra-Postpartum, Post Gyne.

What is a CNA nurse? Do you man CNA? CNAs are not nurses.

CNAs are NOT nurses. Far from it actually.

Specializes in PACU, LTC, Med-Surg, Telemetry, Psych.

Yeah.. watch that. Big mistake :) . Some of the RNs or LPNs will get their panties in a wad if you use nurse. In most jurisdictions it's also illegal, even though some patients do mistake us for nurses.

That's the reason many places call CNAs other names like PCA, PCT, Direct Service Worker, etc. It takes the word "nurse" out of the title.

Now, I personally say a "rose by any other name" and personally do not care as long as I get my meager paycheck. But titles mean a lot to many folks and nursing school is very hard so..

Specializes in ortho, hospice volunteer, psych,.
yeah.. watch that. big mistake :) . some of the rns or lpns will get their panties in a wad if you use nurse. in most jurisdictions it's also illegal, even though some patients do mistake us for nurses.

that's the reason many places call cnas other names like pca, pct, direct service worker, etc. it takes the word "nurse" out of the title.

now, i personally say a "rose by any other name" and personally do not care as long as i get my meager paycheck. but titles mean a lot to many folks and nursing school is very hard so..

what one hand giveth, the other hand taketh away...

as an rn who learned a good bit from older much more experienced cnas, i certainly appreciate everything cnas do every day, but a cna is not interchangable with either an rn or an lpn. some of the bedside skills either type nurse learns are identical to what a cna learns in his/her classes. we make beds, bathe a patient, assist with toileting needs, feed,etc. just the same, but nurses also assess the patient each shift. we rely heavily on what the cna team members tell us about our joint patients, but because we hold licenses, the state holds us ultimately responsiblefor all patient care, tx, meds, etc.

so, yes, there is a difference!

I think she meant Certified Nurse* Assistant.

Specializes in LTC, Psych, Hospice.
HI,

I,am a C.N.A. Nurse for almost 7 years in Illinois.

I,am looking for a Hospice Place to work at in the Southwest Surban Area. Any know where I, can

work at? Thanks,

Sweety4227:nurse:

First, if you are interested in hospice, apply at several agencies in your area. Our hospice will only hire CNA's w/ prior home experience.

Second, a CNA is NOT a nurse.

Good luck in your career.

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

In IL, "nurse" is a protected title which can only be used by LPNs and RNs.

I doubt the OP knew this, so lets give her the benefit of the doubt.

As to hospice positions - agree that calling hospice agencies is the best way to go.

Specializes in CNA in LTC.

Try VistaCare

Specializes in Certified Nursing Assistant.

I think she meant "Certified Nurse Assistant", too. Yes...LPN, LVN, RN are all hard earned titles...but, I don't think she intended to offend anyone by her wording. I also think she deserves the benefit of the doubt. I see that she hasn't even posted a reply to her own thread...maybe because of hurt feelings?? I truly don't think anyone meant to hurt her feelings...and when emotions/expressions are typed they do not always come across the right way... :yeah:

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