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Cora_Ann

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    Dismissed From Nursing School, Not Sure What To Do Now

    Hospitals and having a BSN are not all that. You are still just as stressed and honestly will not make that much just coming out.
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    Help getting kicked out have a 4.0

    I'm sorry but what does having a 4.0 have to do with it? You forgot to get a TB test and if you have ever done anything in medicine you would know that you have to have that done regardless.
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    Dealing with quadras

    Another helpful thing is anytime you go in there try to bring a nurse with you so they can witness what is said. I work in a similar facility and this will save you from them being able to say what you did or didn't do.
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    I'm a CNA, will I lose my license?

    You left without telling anyone!!! I'm sorry you didn't feel well, but you should have gone to the charge nurse and told them. How would you feel if someone just left and didn't say anything? If you had said something they could have worked on getting coverage so you didn't leave the other CNAs short handed. And what about the CNA that now had to cover your group and theirs?
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    Issuing a sincere apology...

    I made a post saying LTC nurses were sometimes lazy..and I should have worded it way differently or considered other perspectives. I made it one month working in a hospital and immediately went back to my facility. At the time I made that post my facility was going through a management change, we had a 23 year old wound nurse that was taking two hour breaks with 18 year old CNAs, and we were working with 3 CNAs for the entire building with little team work. Needless to say I was not happy. However I missed the residents and my work family and went back. Loved the experience I got, but it made me realize if I ever commit and go to nursing school LTC is where I will stay. Sorry about the offensive post I was just fed up and it came across wrong
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    Issuing a sincere apology...

    I'll admit when I was wrong or frustrated
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    LTC nurses...

    I am in no way saying everyone; because I have worked with some great LTC nurses. However having gone from LTC to a hospital, LTC nurses are the laziest I have ever seen. They would never make it in a hospital setting and actually have to do direct patient care. I am going was so done with seeing these people sitting at the nurses station and taking multiple smoke breaks. Nurses in the hospital actually get up and will do anything you ask for help with, where as with them not so much. Hats off to any CNAs is who stay at these places, but it is not worth it. Yes
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    Uniforms

    I have had to wear every color of the rainbow; right now we wear hunter green except for Friday's when we can wear what we want. Nurses normally wear royal blue
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    Needing some advice

    I always thought I wanted to be either and ER nurse or work in the ICU. However I have been given the opportunity to get my EMT lisence and now I am wondering if I want to take the paramedic route. I would love to hear from y'all that have done both. I finally got my first hospital job after being in LTC and now I am ready for the next step; I am just not sure what that should be!
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    Did/do you work during LVN/RN school?

    I am very fortunate that the LTC facility I work for allows me 3 eight hour days during the week and one 12 on weekends. So I work 7-3 and then have school 5:30-10:30
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    40 and starting CNA course

    I have done both LTC and the hospital and honestly I would recommend you try LTC first. Because if you can make it doing that you can handle anything. I really enjoyed the hospital, but it's not all that. In LTC you can build relationships with residents and your coworkers. As much crap as I can talk about LTC it's really a good place to set a foundation.
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    Needing some advice

    I am one of those hey I will try anything people lol. And I am just want to try something different. I have been a CNA since high school and everyone was always like nursing; but I am just not 100 percent about that and I have always wanted to try this. I think I would rather do this if I like it while I go to nursing school then be a CNA. Talk about burn out. I got a job at the hospital and I love it, but I want a change of pace. I have no kids and I am not married so why not.
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    Needing some advice

    Yes I know there is a big difference between a paramedic and an EMT. But you have to be an EMT before becoming a paramedic. At least where I live anyway. And I do plan on going on to that
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    Needing some advice

    Sorry for the lack of info! I am 27, and I live in a relatively small community. I actually went ahead and registered for my local fire houses EMT course . I will continue to work at the hospital as I do this. I am very excited to try something different. Thanks you all for your advice
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    Needing some advice

    No I am not already in nursing school; and yes I have done ride alongs and liked it. I am trying to decide what would be the best option. And I know in the end only I can decide that lol. I would just like to hear both sides.
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    Sick and tired of wiping butts...HELLP

    Respiratory or any of the mentioned above
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    LTC nurses...

    A lot of people where I work (which btw I still do LTC PRN) have complained about this same thing. And yeah I have worked with crap CNAs which makes it hard. I also know the stereotypes of CNAs. And the responses I have got to this post have pretty much just proven to me how LTC nurses really feel about CNAs.
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    LTC nurses...

    I hadn't to hear about because I am just a CNA I have no idea what nurses do, I am obviously awful because i have the audacity to say anything critical, among other comments..so how is that polite?
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    LTC nurses...

    Why is it when other nurses and EMTs complain about LTC it's just fine, but when CNAs who do a lot of the work complain it's not? Believe it or not I can actually see and read enough to know who is actually charting and who is on the internet. I also didn't say every single nurse I said most in my expierence (or was reading not apart of your nursing curriculum?) Have any of you actually bothered to go on the CNA portion of this board and see what our opions or expierences were?
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    LTC nurses...

    But you all do. Assuming I have no idea what a nurse does is making a pretty broad statement.
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    Burnout as a CNA and the impact on nursing

    Please don't give up and look for another job! I have expierenced this myself. And just remember this is not the nurse that you want to be.
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    LTC nurses...

    Anyone that says just a CNA or says we don't know anything can feel free to their job without us.
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    LTC nurses...

    I didn't mean it to come across as judgmental. But honestly a lot of CNAs that I work with at the hospital have had a similar experience. So have you as nurses ever wondered why we as CNAs ha e left LTC I favor of hospitals or have chosen to leave the medical field all together? I did state that I do have nurse friends and have met a lot of great LTC nurses! When my grandmother was dying I will never forget the nurse that hugged me and told me all was going to be on and she said she called her husband to tell him that she will see him when she sees him; and stayed with me all night. There needs to be way more like that imo. And to say I have no concept of what nurses do..umm ok how do you know whether or not i'm in school??
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    LTC nurses...

    There is no sharing an expierence on here or having an opinion obviously because if it's a negative one it gets turned around on you. All through high school I worked in activities at a nursing home and then became a CNA. For a long time all I wanted to do was work in LTC. But after so long of seeing things not be done and people not caring it was time to move on to the next thing. It's great that you all do care about your residents. By again this has not been the typical experience for me. There is no need to jump all over me and assume I am an awful CNA and person because this is the work expierence I have had.
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    LTC nurses...

    I still work PRN in a LTC because I love the residents and I have friends there. And it's not a typical nursing home. It's a long term ventilation unit. So everyone is total dependence and the nurses could do a lot more to help. I learned a ton from this facility though and it helped me get a hospital job. Like I said don't make some blanket defensive statement.
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