I'm really worried about my CNA class. We are in the second week and have already learned how to move a pt from one side of the bed to the other and we have also learned the dangle proceedure for sitting pt's up in bed. My worry comes in where my instructor is TERRIBLE at communication and she didn't even know the proceedure herself. I was reading my book over the weekend, mainly the skills you need to know to pass the test, and we learned them in different ways than the book says to do it. I'm worried that I'll get dinged on that and not pass since we're not doing it like the book.
Has anyone else ran into this problem?
This has got to be the worst class I have ever taken in my life. I have a terrible instructor with a HUGE communication problem (english is her second language).
:smiley_ab I've already had problems with her and we've butted heads.
Jul 24, '07
I can't really give you any more advice other than what the others already have, but I wanted to let you know that I went through the same problem with my instructor (minus the language problem). It's not that she was doing anything in a way that might harm someone, she was just doing it how she would do it and not how the textbook and state wanted it done.
I'm in clinicals now, so I won't have labs/skills practice with her again, but I'm trying to do everything by the book so I won't mess up for my state test. O
I really feel for you. Being new to all this, I was completely frustrated with the whole thing. Try to hang in there! Go over the procedures for skills in your textbook and state testing guide (if your state has one) on your own as much as possible and practice at home if you have a willing subject. Good luck!
Edit: Well, I guess I should start checking the dates on these posts, huh? LOL
Last edit by zooz on Jul 25, '07
: Reason: Just realized how old the original post was. Oops.