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mejajo08

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mejajo08 has 1 years experience and specializes in Ltc, Acute Care, Rehab.

Cna I and Cna II

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    Fed Up!!! What should I do???

    I have been trying to go nursing school forever and a day. I am just fed up with the community colleges in my area, long waiting list, never enought classes to get a spot, a 1000 prereqs you have to take in order to even apply to the nursing program. OH and when you do apply you are number 200 on the waiting list. So I applied to a private college here, no prereqs you just take the entrance exam (teas) and you are in. Well I passed!!! Problem is everyone has caught on to why this school is so popular. They told me they have a spot for me in the next class starting in two weeks. :) The class after this is in October, I just don't know if I can wait that long and there is no guarantee they said that the class will still be open. I started a new job at a hospital about two months ago, do you think my boss will be receptive to the fact that i am trying to better myself and be willing to change my work schedule. I guess i just need advice on how to approach her with this. Thanks!!!
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    All Nurses/Cna's in Ortho

    Are there any good things about working in ortho? When I worked in surgical stepdown 90 percent of the patients were organ transplant reciepients (really critical and alot of total cares), and cardiology where I am working now, there are some patients who are self sufficent but for the most part, most are not able to do for themselves either, and we have alot of totals.
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    All Nurses/Cna's in Ortho

    Oh my goodness thanks for all your feed back! Well it sounds like it will be quite an experience working on this unit, I'm glad I am working only 8 hour shifts instead of 12 hour shifts from what I hear. I do hope the teamwork atmosphere is good, the nursing manager said it was when I interviewed for the position.
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    All Nurses/Cna's in Ortho

    I have recently accepted a job offer as a cna on an ortho floor. :) I have worked on surgical stepdown, and cardiology this will be my third unit. I just wanted to know what is it like to be a cna on an ortho floor and what to expect. I have dealed with ortho patients before on the surgical stepdown unit i worked on, but not on a full time basis like I will be doing with my new job. On my previous floors the working conditions were just not tolerable anymore, from having too many patients, nurses not helping you out, no teamwork, and management giving unrealistic expectations. Any insight into the ortho floor would be appreciated!! Thanks
  5. I am actually in the same boat as you right now. I have been a cna off and on now for three years, and I am in the process of finishing my prereqs. I am having serious doubts about wanting to become a nurse also. I was just talking to a respiratory therapist the other day, and she said what she loves about the job is that she is not stuck on one unit all the time, and she gets to work with different patient populations from pediatric all the way to geriatric in the hospital where i work. I believe respiratory therapists will be in high demand in the years to come, there are so many people with breathing problems and the people are living longer, I know the cardiac floor I work on they can't seem to have enough of these therapists. Radiology is also a good route too but i don't think they will be in such high demand, I guess it depends on where you live. Hope this helps. Good luck also!!!
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    To tell or not to tell

    HAVE BEEN OFFERED A CNA POSITION ON AN ORTHO FLOOR AT A HOSPITAL FULL TIME 7-3 MON-FRI AND EOW. I AM CURRENTLY WORKING ON A CARDIAC FLOOR, BUT I HAVE GROWN TIRED OF THIS PLACE:down:. I HAVE CHANGED MY SCHEDULE, I HAVE CUT MY HOURS TO 3 TWELVES A WEEK, I EVEN HAVE TRIED WORKING EVERY WEEKEND TO GET AWAY FROM MANAGEMENT AND THE CONSTANT SCRUNITY PUT UPON THE CNAS. I REALLY NEED A CHANGE. BUT I AM IN DEEP FINANCIAL DEBT RIGHT NOW, IT IS SO HARD TO MAKE ENDS MEET AS A CNA AND I REALLY NEED A SECOND JOB. I AM IN SCHOOL RIGHT NOW FOR MY NURSING PREREQS BUT IN THE MEANTIME, I HAVE TO DO SOMETHING TO MAKE MORE MONEY AND A SECOND JOB RIGHT NOW WOULD BE GREAT. I HAVE ACCEPTED THE JOB OFFER BUT I WOULD NEED TO GO DOWN TO PART TIME HOURS ON THE CARDIAC FLOOR. I WOULD LIKE SOME ADVICE ON WHAT I SHOULD SAY TO MY CURRENT EMPLOYER ON GOING PART TIME. MANAGEMENT HAS BEEN KNOWN TO BE PRETTY HARSH ON THE CNAS WHEN IT COMES TO CNAS GETTING OTHER JOBS OR TRYING TO LEAVE. SHOULD I TELL THEM ABOUT MY OTHER JOB OFFER AND REQUEST TO GO PART TIME, OR SHOULD I TELL THEM I WANT TO GO PART TIME AND GIVE THEM ANOTHER EXCUSE AND NOT TELL THEM ABOUT THE OTHER JOB. MY WISH IS THAT THEY LET ME GO TO PART TIME WITHOUT ANY TROUBLE, BUT MY GUT TELLS ME IT WON'T BE THAT EASY. WHAT SHOULD I DO?? ANY ADVICE WOULD BE APPRECIATED.:):)
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    Cna in need of two jobs!!

    I HAVE BEEN OFFERED A CNA POSITION ON AN ORTHO FLOOR AT A HOSPITAL FULL TIME 7-3 MON-FRI AND EOW. I AM CURRENTLY WORKING ON A CARDIAC FLOOR, BUT I HAVE GROWN TIRED OF THIS PLACE:down:. I HAVE CHANGED MY SCHEDULE, I HAVE CUT MY HOURS TO 3 TWELVES A WEEK, I EVEN HAVE TRIED WORKING EVERY WEEKEND TO GET AWAY FROM MANAGEMENT AND THE CONSTANT SCRUNITY PUT UPON THE CNAS. I REALLY NEED A CHANGE. BUT I AM IN DEEP FINANCIAL DEBT RIGHT NOW, IT IS SO HARD TO MAKE ENDS MEET AS A CNA AND I REALLY NEED A SECOND JOB. I AM IN SCHOOL RIGHT NOW FOR MY NURSING PREREQS BUT IN THE MEANTIME, I HAVE TO DO SOMETHING TO MAKE MORE MONEY AND A SECOND JOB RIGHT NOW WOULD BE GREAT. I HAVE ACCEPTED THE JOB OFFER BUT I WOULD NEED TO GO DOWN TO PART TIME HOURS ON THE CARDIAC FLOOR. I WOULD LIKE SOME ADVICE ON WHAT I SHOULD SAY TO MY CURRENT EMPLOYER ON GOING PART TIME. MANAGEMENT HAS BEEN KNOWN TO BE PRETTY HARSH ON THE CNAS WHEN IT COMES TO CNAS GETTING OTHER JOBS OR TRYING TO LEAVE. SHOULD I TELL THEM ABOUT MY OTHER JOB OFFER AND REQUEST TO GO PART TIME, OR SHOULD I TELL THEM I WANT TO GO PART TIME AND GIVE THEM ANOTHER EXCUSE AND NOT TELL THEM ABOUT THE OTHER JOB. MY WISH IS THAT THEY LET ME GO TO PART TIME WITHOUT ANY TROUBLE, BUT MY GUT TELLS ME IT WON'T BE THAT EASY. WHAT SHOULD I DO?? ANY ADVICE WOULD BE APPRECIATED.:):)
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    High priced nursing home

    Thanks Lovely RN for your positive feedback, you totally understood my post. And what great advice you gave me some ideas I have never thought of when it comes to nursing! I will definitely take it into consideration!! Thanks alot!!!!
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    High priced nursing home

    You are welcome. :)I'm glad I've made myself crystal clear !!!!
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    High priced nursing home

    And to roser I give stellar care to my patients!@!!!!
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    High priced nursing home

    I am a great cna, I am one the best cna's that they have. I am one of the most compassionate people when it comes to patient care. My problem is that it is not enough. Management does not care about my compassion they only care about getting a patient out as quick as possible. But how can I give patients the best care if I have 13 patients at one time, and they all have many many needs. I can't get to everyone at the same time. And on this unit it is never enough. There is constant complaning to the cna that they are not doing enough. You do the best you can of course, but it is very over whelming!!!!
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    High priced nursing home

    I have been a CNA for about 3 years. I previously worked on a surgical stepdown unit and now work on a cardiac floor. I worked in LTC for a minute thinking it was the worse, but I am beginning to think I was wrong. I feel like quitting alot of days. I feel like I am working in some high priced nursing home. Most of the patents are totals, they are not self sufficient. They poop every 30 minutes, they have C-diff, they are falls precautions, they are confused. I can go on and on. I am so tired of this. I am trying to get another job or transfer off the floor but people who have worked here for years, have told me that management makes it hard to leave. They blackball you to other unit managers, they don't give references, they write you up for things that did not happen. Management only cares about if we are over budget, and if you are walking patients! Are you kidding me!!!! :mad I barely have time to breathe!! It's all I can do some days to walk to my care because I am so tired. I am taking prereqs for nursing, but I am not going to be able to make it like this through nursing school. I am even questioning now if I even want to be a nurse anymore. I am at my wits end!!!!!!!!!!!! Should I quit or resign before I lose my mind. I am depressed. :crying2::crying2: Sorry for the long post I had to vent.
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    CNA BURNOUT!!!!

    I HAVE BEEN A CNA FOR ABOUT YEARS. I PREVIOUSLY WORKED ON A SURGICAL STEPDOWN UNIT AND NOW WORK ON A CARDIAC FLOOR. I WORKED IN LTC FOR A MINUTE THINKING IT WAS THE WORSE, BUT I AM BEGINNING TO THINK I WAS WRONG. I FEEL LIKE QUITTING ALOT OF DAYS. I FEEL LIKE I AM WORKING IN SOME HIGH PRICED NURSING HOME. MOST OF THE PATIENTS ARE TOTALS, THEY ARE NO SELF SUFFICIENT. THEY POOP EVERY 30 MINUTES, THEY HAVE C-DIFF, THEY ARE FALLS PRECAUTIONS, THEY ARE CONFUSED. I CAN GO ON AND ON. I AM SO TIRED OF THIS. I AM TRYING TO GET ANOTHER JOB OR TRANSFER OFF THE FLOOR BUT PEOPLE WHO HAVE WORKED HERE FOR YEARS, HAVE TOLD ME THAT MANAGEMENT MAKES IT HARD TO LEAVE. THEY BLACKBALL YOU TO OTHER UNIT MANAGERS, THEY DON'T GIVE REFERENCES, THEY WRITE YOU UP FOR THINGS THAT DID NOT HAPPEN. MANAGEMENT ONLY CARES ABOUT IF WE ARE OVER BUDGET, AND IF YOU ARE WALKING PATIENTS. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!! I BARELY HAVE TIME TO BREATHE!! ITS ALL I CAN DO SOME DAYS TO WALK TO MY CAR BECAUSE I AM SO TIRED. I AM TAKING PREREQS FOR NURSING, BUT I AM NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO MAKE IT LIKE THIS THROUGH NURSING SCHOOL. I AM AT MY WITS END!!!!!!!!!!!! SHOULD I QUIT OR RESIGN BEFORE I LOSE MY MIND. I AM DEPRESSED.:crying2::crying2: SORRY FOR THE LONG POST I HAD TO VENT.
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    WRONG CHOICE!!!!

    I am a cna II and I left a horrific step down unit (not enought cnas, poor patient care etc...) in a hospital after 9 months so you can imagine i was excited when i got an offer in a cardiology unit. I was also offered an oncology unit job too, but chose to decline it. After a few months here, i am starting to believe that this is not the right fit for me and i am seeing things that I just don't like. On average on a good day we have 12 patients but the mangagement is piling on more and more things for the cnas to do, but some things just don't make sense. How do you have time to walk each patient 3-4 times a day, and also management is saying that we should "tell patients what they are going to do and not give them any choices" in regards to such things as walking and getting up for meals etc..... I just don't believe in telling grown people what they can and cannot do and not give some choices about what is comfortable for them. Something just doesn't feel right, I feel very uncomfortable. I am so tired of trying to find a decent place to work as a cna, that is why I am getting out of this field asap. I am going for my lpn next semester. I thought maybe if I join a float pool at another hospital or even did agency work maybe it could get better. Anyone got any advice!!!!!!
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    Two cna job offers!!! Which one????

    Well I chose the cardiology job, in the end i just could not go with the medical/oncology job, they were gonna knock me down to a cna I (i am cna II) a slight decrease in pay, and more patients, ..... Wish me luck with my new gig!!
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