PRE-NURSING CNA - beneficial or harmful - page 3

So, here's the deal. I live in AZ. trying to find and get into a nursing program has become the greatest single challenge of my life. The biggest challenge is trying to get the individual schools to... Read More

  1. by   tmgsn
    Thanks for your input. I planned on keeping my experience to myself. I just don't know how to do that. Taking a blood pressure, basic pharmacology, ekg interpretation, etc, how do I keep it private that I know all that stuff? What do I do? Play dumb? If you have any suggestions here, I would sooooo be grateful!
  2. by   KateRN1
    Honestly, you simply keep your mouth shut. When you are "learning" the skills, just watch, listen, and learn like it's the first time. Your instructors may teach significant pathophys along with skills or they may just leave it as a skills-only situation, but no one is ever so good that they don't learn at least *something.* If you do well on your first skills return, take the opportunity to help your classmates. Lift as you climb.
  3. by   tmgsn
    ok thanks.
  4. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from mia70
    Thanks for your input. I planned on keeping my experience to myself. I just don't know how to do that. Taking a blood pressure, basic pharmacology, ekg interpretation, etc, how do I keep it private that I know all that stuff? What do I do? Play dumb? If you have any suggestions here, I would sooooo be grateful!
    Quote from KateRN1
    Honestly, you simply keep your mouth shut. When you are "learning" the skills, just watch, listen, and learn like it's the first time. Your instructors may teach significant pathophys along with skills or they may just leave it as a skills-only situation, but no one is ever so good that they don't learn at least *something.* If you do well on your first skills return, take the opportunity to help your classmates. Lift as you climb.
    As KateRN stated, just say nothing. No reason why you can't be one that picks up quickly. It is true, some of the professors will seek you out to make your life miserable and the students will drain you. In addition, believe me, there is ALWAYS more to learn. You may have an excellent springboard or foundation, but you will learn more. In fact, I think that school sometimes showed me how little I actually knew...LOL!! Good luck!

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