I'm going to be starting nursing school January 2005, but have not medical experience. I'm thinking about getting a job at a nursing home as a CNA. (I'm not happy where I'm working at anyhow - temp. job) I just thought that it would be a great place for me to begin my career also I could work nights while I'm going to nursing school. What do you all think??? Any idea how much CNA's make per hour???
P.S. I see that some people have really cute smilies. Where do you get them from???
May 18, '04
Becomming a CNA would be a wonderful experience for anyone considering nursing as a career. You need to know all aspects of patient care.
I was never a CNA before becomming an LPN. But I have learned the job very well in the past four years. Nursing is a team effort and it takes all parts off the team to provide care for your shift regardless of what designation you have behind your name. If that means I put a bedpan under a patient or pass ice or feed or turn and dry so be it. Yes my duties as an LPN come first, but my CNAs also know they have someone to help them when needed. Nursing is about respect you want it you give it.
Sorry LOL Not on my soapbox Just my view on nursing.
Pay varies on location with nursing homes, but as a bonus many nursing homes will help pay tuition toward LPN and RN in return for working for them for a few years after graduation.
Last edit by smjlpn on May 18, '04
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