I'll be starting orientation as a Student Nurse Associate on Dec 15th at Children's Hospital. I'll be on the peds oncology unit, which is where I'm hoping to be once I'm an RN, so I'm really looking forward to the opportunity. I was told during the interview that, in general, I'd be like a "well paid PCT", which I realize will include things like bathing, assisting with feeding, and changing bedding.I just wish I had asked more specifics, kind of what my "scope of practice" would include, but I didn't want to seem too pushy at the interview, lol:chuckle.I know I won't be "allowed" to pass meds, but I've heard from other nurse techs at other hospitals that they sometimes get to after the nurses get to know them and trust them...but this is Children's and I don't really expect that to happen with the acuity of kids I'll be seeing, especially on the oncology floor. I'm wondering if SNA's do blood draws, finger sticks, any sort of assessments other than vitals, central line dressing changes, NG or ostomy care, that sort of thing. Thanks in advance for any info anyone can give me, and if anyone out there is starting as an SNA with me on the 15th let me know! Ok, that's the most I've posted all semester...gotta get through the last two weeks of Maternity and then spend the Christmas break working full time at Children's during the orientation period before starting Peds in January...yeah, I think I'll end up heavily medicated before graduation in May! Happy Holidays:D!