Depressed about job experiences as CNA - page 2

Hi everyone. I always get great feedback here so I have decided to once again share my experience. I am a new CNA (5 months now) and I became a CNA to dip my toe in the water of nursing. I also... Read More

  1. by   Krissy NY
    Everything you all have shared is very helpful. Third shift I think you really struck a cord though. Maybe I am so full of insecurities from past experiences that I assume things at certain times. We are our own toughest critic.
  2. by   pokey sn
    I second what llg said. I was like you for a long time when I was younger but as I got older I learned to speak up for myself. Don't let someone else dictate to you what you are going to do with your life. If they can't handle your ambition, the fact that you're beautiful and young AND have your head on straight, then girl, later for them. Keep doing you! You hear me? I was a CNA for eight years while in school for my first degree and later in nursing school. llg is right. Office politics no matter if it's in an office or LTC, acute care, whatever, is the name of the game. When you work in a field dominated by women, know that there is going to be gossip, but once they get to know you and you start feeling like part of the group it passes. Give things another try with the intent that you want to be a good nurse one day. Anyway, that's my two cents. Good luck to you in whatever you choose to do. And if you could just manage to stay in a position for 6mos, perhaps you could do homecare where you primarily work alone--it's a thought.
    Good luck,