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I to live in NH have i have my LNA
wondering if they prepare you how to interact with patients who are recently diagnosed with cancer, or are having an extra hard time? i had a women come into my office and just say like any other thing ''well today i was told i have cancer, how exciting" with a smile but of course she was being sarcastic, but how does everyone out there react to things like that?
i don’t think it is at all like a black or white nurse(well maybe for some it is). but i have requested a female nurse because of what i was there for, i get some people are just ridiculous and if they wanted a female over male or the other way around for something simple like a suture, is not right especially if the male or female nurse is very professional, some male that i work with id much rather have over some of the women nurses, but in some cases i can totally see why, sorry but i just wouldn’t feel comfortable even with the most professional male nurse treating me for something like ovarian cysts!
''among those gay males tested during a study found that 44% of those who tested positive did not know their status.
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ok so what about the rest ? i get it they may be higher risk,but then we need to add to the list drug users,prostities ,ask how many partners someone has? really so a women who has had 15 partners or a gay man who has had 3,who would you choose? some straight men and women have multiple partners,unprotected, so thats ok though? or someone was an addict for 5 years and thats ok? i get the 'facts' but ok what are the facts for all the other high risk behaviors?
first off hope you got the job!
but only thing that worries is they have a tech inserting & D/C foleys? that doesnt sound right to me? id double check on that one?when i was a tech that was so not allowed and only some could to IVs if they had a EMT-I cert,id check your states laws on what a CNA can and cant do in a hospital setting...
LTC 2ND SHIFT 11.75
:spin:I to have my LNA and im glad you got a job,but to everyone else out there,if you want to work in a hospital they want you to have SOME kind of exp. no matter where it is from,truth is i dont think any hospital right now would look at and LNA right out of school with no exp,take what you can get,do well,and start applying for jobs after 6 months that way you have some exp,also take extra classes if you can,take a blod draw course if you want to it makes you more marketable than other LNAs,and personally i wouldnt work in home care right away,working with other LNAs helps you grow,i learned alot working in LTC and glad i did it first
hope that helps!
no that is great thank you can i ask where you live? did you start out on med surge first?
im looking at a few different nursing specialties that interest me, cardiac being one of them, i just want to know what your day is like? what other courses did you need to take i school? advice?
let us know how it turns out!
a few they will probably ask...
1. why do you want to be an lna?
2. how would you handle a hard situation?
3. were do you see yourself in the future?
4. best/worst qualities?
if your passionate for helping others id make that very clear,espically since you haven’t had any experince,they want to hear you have passion,and a willingness to learn
i could really use some advice.
so here is my story. i got my lna then got a job at a nursing home, worked there for a while then i started working at a hospital in an admitting position, thinking it would be a good way to get my foot in the door at a hospital, there was no lna positions open at the time. so after about a year an ed tech job opened up and i applied for it and got the job. i really thought i wanted to be an er nurse.i like constatnt change and i just find it very interesting. after working for 3 months, i don't think the ed is right for me, so i went back to admitting. this scares me because i really thought that was the route i wanted to take, am i not good enough? will i make a good nurse? am i smart enough? all these things now go though my head. in the ed i just felt overwhelmed, i don't know if it was my lack of experince, the nursing staff not being patient enough, or what it was. i can not see myself working on a med-surge floor i just don't see myself doing so, what other options do i have, if i couldn't work in the er and couldn't see myself on a med-surge floor? am i doomed and should just look at other careers?
where did you end up working?
id try online i went to walmart and found some are more expensive
so i am starting at northern essex in jan and i am very excited im starting with my pre-reqs but i have heard unless you are a ma resident you prob wont get into the program for rns, has anyone had this experience?
anyone go there and like/dislike it?
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