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  1. Might be getting fired tomorrow

    I'm a 22 year old male whose been a CNA for a little over a year. I've been at my current nursing home facility for 4 months now and I love it so much I want to continue working there after I get my LVN. I know every resident backwards and forwards a...
  2. Today, I hate my job

    I've been working at a LTC for 6 months, and the past 2 months have been miserable. I work on the total-care hall that has two residents in every room, and half the time get a decent partner (when the hall needs to have 3 aids). From the moment I wal...
  3. Today, I hate my job

    The take away the shower team every now and then and bring them back a couple months later. This time was because a resident went months without her infected toe being reported by the shower team, so she had to get part of her foot removed. One of m...
  4. CNA's taking over lpn's?

    We're nurse assistants, not nurses. Can you imagine doing CNA work AND nursing work at the same time on a hall? Nooooooo. Never. I would quit and go into computers.
  5. CNA Hours

    The nursing home I work at does 6-2, 2-10, 10-6. I worked 10-6 first for 6 months, then 2-10 for 6 months, and now i'm on 6-2. The morning shift is definitely my favorite, it goes by soo fast and I have so much time after work. Also, I try to get atl...
  6. Might be getting fired tomorrow

    Good news, I didn't get fired! Just a 2 weeks suspension, whew.
  7. I'm a CNA and will be starting (hopefully) LVN school this fall, but last weekend one of our agency RN's came for the holidays and I started asking her about her job and stuff. She is a 60 year old woman who has been in the business for decades, and ...
  8. Hi all, I had a nursing home job in Dallas for a year I started when I got certified, and the last 6 months of it I switched to prn to work around my school schedule better. About a month ago though I moved to college station, 200 miles away, to live...
  9. My first LTC/CNA job and I love it, despite the low pay, my relationship with the coworkers and residents are what keeps me staying to gather some experience. However in less than a month cooperate comes in saying since not everyone is taking 45 minu...
  10. I just started my first nursing home job (rehab) and so far the night shift is very easy, the staff and nurses really like me and commend how I care for the residents and that I go in and talk to them before every shift instead of sitting down watchi...
  11. Surprised during my clinicals

    You'll get over that fairly quickly. If everything was done by the book, you would absolutely positively never finish your work on time. As long as you're practicing good hygiene and you're keeping the resident safe, you're doing the job right.
  12. Alzeimers Facilities pay more?

    I'm a new CNA working for a month now at LTC night shift for $9 an hour, no shift differentials, and i'm friends with a coworker who has been working there for 3 years and she told me they still have her on the same salary as when she started, which ...
  13. I've been having allot of wrist pains recently since I started working in a nursing home. It flares up whenever I move a heavy resident up in bed (most of the time I HAVE to do it myself, my coworkers hate helping out) and also when I hold I heavy re...
  14. By explosion I mean every resident on all of our halls (minus a few) are having diarrhea, MASSIVE. I'm talking you lift the sheets up and there is a pool of stool inbetween their legs. I obviously have a strong stomach to this stuff, otherwise I wou...
  15. My first nursing home job!

    I went to my interview earlier today, the ADON is VERY nice, very laid back and I was really blown away she chose me out of the 61 apps on her desk, she said "I usually wait for someone to call about their app, then go by how I feel about them on the...
  16. I just got hired for a job at assisted living PRN for 7.61 an hour. Seriously? That's below minimum wage, and he said it's because I have no experience in the health field yet. I have a 2nd interview with HomeInstead home health next week and they sa...
  17. Whats with the beyond horrible pay? :(

    I know, it's absolutely disgusting taking advantage of very hard workers. This job was supposed to support me while going to nursing school, but looks like i'm going to have to take up another job too.
  18. Whats with the beyond horrible pay? :(

    How should I go about negotiating with the agency? They are the top agency in my county and I was very lucky to get an interview, I don't wanna seem greedy you know?
  19. Whats with the beyond horrible pay? :(

    I guess they can, I tried to wager with him, but he just told me take it or leave it :/
  20. So i get to orientation and they tell me an hour in that they cant hire me because they didnt know i was a guy and they dont have any room for male assistance. Yea, big tease. Im still really upset. She was taking me to the restroom to do a drug te...
  21. Good site for skill videos?

    I just passed my CNA class and unfortunately the office messed up a little and our exam date has been postponed for another month and I wont have any hands-on practice anymore. I was wondering if anyone knew of any websites that showed in-depth skill...
  22. What to wear to orientation?

    I've got a four hour orientation at a nursing home on Wednesday I feel silly for asking this but should I wear scrubs or dressy/casual clothes? Thanks!
  23. Announce that you passed your CNA exam here!

    Passed mine today, October 1st :)))))) Was soooo nervous because our tester is a "new" tester and doesn't cut any breaks. I had 5 skills: Handwashing, Communicating w/ resident during care, denture care, ROM, and make unoccupied bed. Pretty easy list...
  24. "Oh, you're a guy? I can't hire you"

    I probably won't file any complaints for the very reason someone listed about being "blacklisted". I have a 7 month baby to support and don't have the time to deal with that kinda thing. But then again, I also don't have the time to have someone tell...
  25. What to wear to orientation?

    Ok thanks guy. So we actually get paid for orientation?