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    This is my first ever job, and I'm only 18. I'm very excited, but also nervous...
    I had my clinicals during afternoons, but I'm going to have training for 4 days on the evening shift, and after that I'll be on the NOC shift permanently. I'll be in a Medicare/Rehab unit. On each unit in the nursing home, there is only one CNA and one Nurse during the night shift... if I'm trained for the evening, how am I going to know what to do at night? I know you mostly change briefs and turn people every 2 hours.
    Is that what 'doing rounds' means?
    Will they explain everything else I need to do?
    Like who needs to get up in the morning?
    How do you wake someone up in the morning?
    At night, do you explain to the resident what you are doing if they are semi awake?

    I'm afraid that I'm just going to show up and 10:00pm, be very nervous in my unit and not know what to start doing!
    Or will nurse probably tell me? I'm so confused. Thank you for any help or advice.