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I Passed my Exam and I Have my Dream Job!

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by gymnut gymnut (Member)

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Hi everyone!

I haven't posted in this forum in awhile but, just thought I'd stop back in to tell everyone that I passed my CNA exam yesterday! It was incredibly easy although a bit bizarre. I live in PA and the testing site I went to was a small house. It also had no running water in the room we did our skills in so they filled up three pitchers of water, two with warm and one with cold for us to use. We lined up single file in another part of the house and did the hand washing skill one right after the other plus she automatically checked off privacy for all of us. The skills were listed in a binder and they had short descriptions underneath them such as "Patient can walk on own" or "Make sure all bed wheels are locked".

The written exam was really easy too. A lot of the questions were common sense except for those 10 'Don't Count' questions. My friend had one that asked:

What is the NA allowed to collect?

A) Blood

B) Stool

C) Sterile Urine

D) Sputum

This would trip me up because I work in a hospital and I am allowed to collect all of those however were my friend works she isn't. So kind of strange especially since there isn't really a scope of practice in my state.

I am also happy to say that I am working in a hospital and it is such a wonderful environment! All the RNs and techs there are hard workers and the team work and communication are excellent. The RNs thank the techs for all their hard work after every shift and you never feel dumb for asking questions. I just mention this to show all the new CNAs and old ones as well that great work environments DO EXIST. I am just extremely blessed to happen to get one with my first job. So stay positive everyone!

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Baubo516 has 3 years experience as a RN and specializes in Skilled Nursing/Rehab.

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Congratulations, gymnut! I am glad to hear you are enjoying your job! I plan to complete CNA training this summer and hope to work as a CNA as I go to nursing school. I wasn't sure if hospitals hired CNA's, or if it was only long term care facilities, and this answered my question! Congrats again and thanks for sharing!

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Ev1987 has 4 years experience and specializes in LTC/Rehab.

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Congratulations! Happy to hear the good news!

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Lyricalluna has 1 years experience.

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Congradulations wish I could find a job that quick lol I got certified back in August and nothing yet but nice to hear of others success

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Congratulation to YOU and I'm glad to hear you LOVE your job! Always good to hear words of encouragement for all of us who are working hard, studying hard and praying to get into any nursing, CNA, etc. program and find a job! Enjoy!

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