I'm doing a program at my highschool, Health Science Tech II, where we will be taking trips to nursing homes and completing rotations there. Since the first day of school, August 27th we've been preparing for this. And now tomorrow i'll start my rotations.
I've wanted to be a nurse since middle school and now I am currently a junior. I take my CNA test sometime in May. I am kind of nervous at the moment.
We've already gone by twice. The First time was when we had to watch a video and the second was meeting the residents and getting ourselves aquainted.
I've learned and perfected almost all the skills a CNA should know. The thing is though, I am nervous when working with real patients. What if, when I am doing a transfer, I end up dropping them? I am very small. 5'1" and about 103 lbs.
Or what if I don't bathe them right?
I don't want my faults or nervousness to affect the care i can give them.
Any tips on anything? How to keep my cool and how to not be so nervous?
Anyone want to share with me their first time nursing stories. And were they good or bad?