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  1. angelicasmth

    Mother Baby Unit

    Hello, I have am a CNA && Nursing Student. My questions is regarding the Mother and Baby Unit and some tips for working in this unit as a CNA: What are all/some of the CNA duties? How do these CNA's differ from other CNA's working with only adults/geriatrics. My CNA background: Psychiatric Hospital (Chemical D/Mental Illness), LTAC (Med/Surg, Tele, ICU), && Gastro/Urinary (Tele). I have no experience working with babies or New Mothers, but my goal for my future nursing career will be working as a Midwife. That being said working in this type of unit should and hopefully will help build a foundation for my skills. I have an interview coming up and would like some advice from nurses and/or other CNA's that do or have worked in this type of unit. What skills will I lack moving into a Mother and Baby unit and how can I prepare myself for this interview. The position is per diem (6 shifts per month) NOC 12 hour shift. Thank you.
  2. angelicasmth

    Mother Baby Unit

    Hello, I have am a CNA && Nursing Student. My questions is regarding the Mother and Baby Unit and some tips for working in this unit as a CNA: What are all/some of the CNA duties? How do these CNA's differ from other CNA's working with only adults/geriatrics. My CNA background: Psychiatric Hospital (Chemical D/Mental Illness), LTAC (Med/Surg, Tele, ICU), && Gastro/Urinary (Tele). I have no experience working with babies or New Mothers, but my goal for my future nursing career will be working as a Midwife. That being said working in this type of unit should and hopefully will help build a foundation for my skills. I have an interview coming up and would like some advice from nurses and/or other CNA's that do or have worked in this type of unit. What skills will I lack moving into a Mother and Baby unit and how can I prepare myself for this interview. The position is per diem (6 shifts per month) NOC 12 hour shift. Thank you.
  3. Please let me know some of your favorite hospital gear/apparel, such as scrub brands, most comfortable shoes, compression socks yes or no? stethoscope brands? and anything else you can think of that has helped you feel comfortable throughout a 12 hour shift..
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    Do Med/Surg Hospitals accept LTAC experience?

    Thank you! The fact that you said not SNF, makes me feel way better. I did have many SNF offers, but I didn't feel like I'd get the experience I was looking for to get into my ideal hospital some day.
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    Do Med/Surg Hospitals accept LTAC experience?

    Thank you!!
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    Advice on how to end up in the NICU

    Thanks for the advice!!
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    Advice on how to end up in the NICU

    Thank you! I accepted not to get hired into the NICU right out of the nursing program, just wanted to know if there was like a route nurses go. Volunteer baby holder is an option I can go, thankfully! Thanks for some real advise.
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    Advice on how to end up in the NICU

    I am a working CNA in a LTAC Hospital, applying to the local nursing programs next fall. I am also applying to my local county hospitals internship, where you can work hands on in all departments. MY QUESTION IS, how does one get into the NICU? I know it is a speciality, but what is the best path for a CNA, Nursing major, to go if they want to end up in the NICU some day.
  9. I am a new grad CNA, I worked in a Psych Hospital for a couple months now, but started looking into other hospitals because I want more hands on, medical experience as a CNA. Ideally I would love to work at my local large Hospital (Palomar Hospital). I have been applying to every hospital near me, Palomar, Scripps, Sharp, Rady Childrens, UCSD, but so far not a single phone call. I have been offered a position as a CNA at Kindred Hospital, but I am wondering if this experience will eventually get me where I want to be. According to what these hospitals (Palomar, Scripps, Sharp, Rady Childrens, UCSD) want is 6-12 months acute care. So my question is for the experienced CNA's, LVN/LPN's, RN's, and MSN's, do hospitals see LTAC as acute care experience?
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