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First day as a CNA through a temp agency with no orientation or training

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Hi guys! I am very soon to be working for a temp agency to work as a CNA for different facilities. I have been through CNA training, classes, and clinicals. I passed and got my license at the end of last year, but during the clinicals, I got assigned to a CNA who didn't ever let me do anything by myself, so I didn't gain any hands-on experience whatsoever. I asked my recruiter if any orientation or training will be provided for me on my first day at my first facility. He said no, but that I could possibly come in 10 or 15 minutes early on my first day to ask any questions that I might have, but even then, I feel like I won't be comfortable doing anything based off of answered questions! I would feel more comfortable if someone were with me to guide me, at least for my first day, because I'm usually a quick learner. My recruiter knows that I don't have much experience at all, so why would he throw me to the wolves? I just really don't want to mess anything up! I feel like once I get the hang of it at this first facility, then my experiences at the rest of the facilities I go to in the future will become better. Any feedback or advice will be greatly appreciated!

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Ask the charge nurse which CNA you should approach to ask questions if they do not pair you with someone.  Frankly, I would ask to pair with someone first off.  I was always told that CNAs should work in pairs for various reasons and I found that this method worked best.  Things get done quicker, more efficiently, and you will have someone to show you the ropes while the tasks are being completed at the same time.  All the CN can do is to tell you that they don't have CNAs work in pairs at the facility.  If that is the case, then they are the ones that are missing out on the advantages.

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