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    First day of cna and it’s rough

    Breath. Are you working in a long term care facility? Those are not fun. Apply at a hospital, its a totally different pace. They should be giving you more time if you don't feel ready and if you've vocalized that. Hospitals hire new grads. I was hired on a medsurg/tele unit with no experience. Prior to that, I thought that the nursing home was the end all be all for CNA's. I've also been requested for interviews in ER's as a tech. Again with no experience. Its ultimately up to you if you want to quit. I almost died when I worked at the nursing home..it was too much. But I do think you learn a lot there. The hospital on the other hand is a piece of cake IMO.
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    Starting In Telemetry

    Hello there, I am still essentially a new grad with only one month experience as a CNA in a LTC facility. I just got hired as a CNA on a Tele unit at night (7p-730a). While I am very excited, I am still quite anxious! The manager said my patient load would be 12 pt's!! That was a bit of a shock to me due to the fact that we only had 8 in LTC. The reason she said the ratio is 12:1 for a CNA is because not all my pt's would be dependent and not all would need total care. I guess I understand that, but it still seems like wow. Anyways, I was wondering if anyone had any good tips for success for a new grad in tele, or just in general for a CNA starting out in acute care. Thank you so much!! Anything helps.
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    Does anyone here actually like nursing?

    I feel like most of what I read about nursing and peoples opinions or experiences with the profession are more often than not on the negative side. Based on what I have read, I cant say I blame anyone. Short staffing, Violent patients, mean doctors, bullying coworkers and everything else that seems to drive nurses from the bedside or from nursing entirely within a year being licensed. I just wondered if their were still nurses out there who actually liked being one, and why?
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    Does anyone here actually like nursing?

    This is awesome, thanks! Glad to hear your doing what you love !
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    Does anyone here actually like nursing?

    I just really like this. This is exactly what I and many prospective nurses apparently have been doing. Coming from you, a nurse, it means a lot! Thank you.
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    Does anyone here actually like nursing?

    My job is 24 hours 365 like hospitals due to the pharmaceuticals we make (IV's among other things), 3 12's make the most sense as far as scheduling goes I guess. I love it! ONE of the reasons I dig nursing. Yes a pre-nursing student! I would be EXTREMELY nervous/excited/thrilled/scared/overjoyed if I were where you are now, its a journey!! Your almost there, good luck to you
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    Does anyone here actually like nursing?

    Not a nurse! But congratulations on making it this far! I wish you much success
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    Does anyone here actually like nursing?

    For me its the hours, pay, flexibility, and the possibility of OT. In my current job I work 3(12's) one week and 4(12's) the next, I LOVE LOVE LOVE, my schedule!! I get decent pay for a relatively "easy" job that I have been doing for 10 years. I just don't see myself doing it until I retire. So I thought about jobs that would provide me with these same benefits, and well I couldn't really think of any but nursing. But as you say, I will have to decide what I am sacrificing for this...
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    Does anyone here actually like nursing?

    Thanks for this perspective. Many make it seem like NP is the be-all and end-all of nursing.
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    Does anyone here actually like nursing?

    Side note: Does anyone think getting your LVN in 2019 is feasible?
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    Does anyone here actually like nursing?

    I find that this is a common complaint from a lot of nurses. Feeling like they wish they had chosen an easier route. Do you feel that achieving your BSN was worth it though?
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    Does anyone here actually like nursing?

    This is a great perspective. Thanks!
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    Does anyone here actually like nursing?

    Im glad I asked this question. I suppose I may have been focusing only on the negative aspects of nursing and becoming discouraged as a result. Its comforting to know that some of you still love or loved your profession in spite of all the challenges. Thank you all for your responses, much appreciated.
  14. I couldn't quite wrap my mind around this either. How does someone not recall dropping their child off at daycare? One literally has to get out of the car, unstrap the child from the car seat, and physically walk them to the daycare.
  15. I honestly hate smart phones. They are destroying us...
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    PCT/ECG Certification?

    Hello AN, still new here. I am a CNA wanting to be a PCT. I see a plethora of openings at hospitals in my city and those surrounding for PCT/PCA's with a few PCT/"12 Lead ECG tech." I am curious to know just what a PCT with this certification does in a hospital setting? Also, is it a difficult job? Would you recommend it? What do you like/dislike about it? Thanks for any input!!
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    New Here

    Hello Allnurses!!! I am new here. I have been lurking on this forum for quite some time, with the intent of trying to get my ever pressing questionings answered as far as nursing is concerned. I figured since I spend so much time here I might as well just join! I am still a student (pre-req's) and traveling down the road to become an RN. That said, most all of my post's at this point will most likely be questions regarding nursing or healthcare in general. Im super glad to be here and I have already received so much insight from reading other posts which I am definitely grateful for. Bless you all for your hard work and dedication!
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    New Here

    So, a little background about myself: I am a 27yo male, I work in production for a pharmaceutical company in Irvine Ca. I have been at this company for going on 10 years. I enjoy what I do to an extent. Basically, I run a machine that produces IV's from saline to Heparin and am responsible for the overall quality and output of the units (33 bags/min). I work 12hrs/days 3-4 days a week and I adore my schedule and pay is decent (much more than I would be making as a CNA; I have an active license.) Being that I am pursing a career in nursing, and the fact that I have become so good at my job that it no longer keeps my attention ( im literally on this forum for 12hrs while at work) I am desperate to make a transition into direct patient care. I have 1 month experience as a CNA. But coupled with my full time job, learning a new job as a CNA, and taking pre-req's, I decided to quit the CNA gig as the stress of managing these three commitments was a little more than what I had anticipated. I did like the work, I felt free! Didn't mind the poo! I enjoyed talking to real people! I don't get much person to person interaction at my current job. Nonetheless, I am still struggling to leave my job simply due to the fact that Iv'e been there for so long and was recently promoted (same job more pay). I am often in regret over my decision to stay at this company for more pay seeing as how it is no longer fulfilling work for me, and I originally got my CNA cert. in order to accrue points for relative work experience which I could apply to the nursing program at my community college. My question is: Has anyone had similar struggles of transitioning from another profession into health care? How did you manage to make the transition? Would you leave your job with more seniority and benefits in order to pursue a career that you desired even if the pay was less? Thanks in advance for any input
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