Just passed my CNA exam & got 1st CNA job the same day.

  1. I took my CNA exam today, and thankfully passed! I also got my first job at a nursing home! I only have my clinical experience, so I was just wondering if anybody had any advice about the real world of CNA work. All I know right now is clinical experience and the little I saw during them.
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  3. by   1feistymama
    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!

    No help from me other than that. Sorry...we start clinicals in 2 weeks so you're a bit ahead of me. I really wish I were in your shoes, tho. I'm so excited to work with residents.
  4. by   CPCTColeman
    First congradulations and second try and remember everything you learned. Know the normal range for blood pressure, pay attention to patients as in urin, bowl movement, skin tears, and eating habits. It may seem scary and stressful when you first start out and being on your own when you get your own section. Take your time and try not to over work yourself. I have been at my first CNA job for about 3 months now and I am finally starting to get the hang of things. I just have to learn to not over work myself and to just take my time. I have 8 hrs to do everything I need to do. So just take your time and remember its your first job so you are learning.
  5. by   morgan72312
    Thank you all! I have been working there almost a month now, and I'm finally starting to get the hang of it. Still a little nervous though.