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  1. Hi All, I am currently working as CNA for about 8 months now and want to further my education. At first I want to become an LPN which is 13 months for those who is CNA. Then, I found out Pharmacy Technician program which is only 8 months. Working wit...
  2. CNA Charting What Nurse Tells Her

    I admittedly have anxiety and struggle with respirations. One night my respirations were 21 and I kept counting until it reached 24. I told my nurse in case she wanted to verify. I don’t think she actually counted but I can’t prove it. I asked her we...
  3. Should I take the job?

    I’m a CNA. I only have hospital experience (Tele-Step Down) but have been away from the hospital since 2019. I decided I want to go back into healthcare and applied to a nursing/rehab facility with a big sign on bonus. I’m freaking out because my ori...
  4. Accepting A Federal Job

    Hello, as the title states, I was selected to be a CNA for the Veterans Affairs. It's a federal job so the pay is probably the best there is for CNAs. I know many of you may not be familiar with the government pay scale, but they want to start me at ...
  5. CNA's Are Tired Of Laziness

    I am a Certified Med Tech as well as a CNA. I perform all of the duties of a LPN with the exception of inserting/removing catheters. Nursing home LPN's for the most part have disappointed me as a nursing student. As a CNA I have worked 3 consecutive ...
  6. Problems a CNA May Face

    Though I may not consider myself as highly experienced certified nursing assistant, but my three-years of working have taught me a lot about the other side of this occupation. In this short span of career, I have faced many problems. Maybe, there are...
  7. CNA while awaiting a year?

    Did anyone become a CNA while waiting a year for the RN program? I am considering it but not now , because I'm taking a break but probably during the Fall or Spring.
  8. I arrive on the floor at 1858 and quickly head to my sitter case after meeting the charge to find what room to head to. Whenever I go into a shift knowing that I will be a sitter I anticipate one of two things happening: the patient is either going t...
  9. Story: CNA Rags To CNA Riches!

    I'm a CNA, at the bottom of the nursing profession's "totem pole"! My last assignment was as a 24/7 live-in caregiver. My client died of natural causes 12/31/2007. Three months into the assignment my client and I got into a discussion regarding my ca...
  10. Hi all- I am just finishing up my CNA class in order to get on the 2 year waiting list for nursing school. I was not planning on working as a CNA or even taking the certification test. My instructors highly discourage this and I am the only one in my...
  11. Should you become a CNA, if you are planning on going to nursing school? Is the experience worth it? Will being a CNA make me a good nurse? As in every aspect in life, the answer is not an all size fits one. The experience is a plus but not completel...
  12. Night shift is the most challenging time to work be it any profession. Since we are going against the routine procedure, our body is not made for, experiencing certain health problems is natural once you start working in the night shift. As we are wo...
  13. I wish I were one of those people who had a cool story about what compelled them to go to nursing school. I come from a family of doctors and nurses and have a caring soul, so I figured I too would go into healthcare from a young age. I originally st...
  14. But let's not forget the CNA's; they really work hard and do a great job keeping the residents/patients clean, dry, and happy! I feel my time as a CNA was an important part of my nursing experience and enhanced my career. I started as a CNA at age 22...
  15. New and feeling discouraged (vent)

    I am a CNA who works in a LTC facility. Nursing is the only job I've ever wanted to have and I have been straight A's in all my pre-nursing courses. I started my first job as a CNA three months ago and I was super excited, but now I am feeling really...
  16. CheesePotato

    Sitters/CNAs: Thank You For "Doing Nothing"

    Two mornings ago I received a distraught phone call from my mother telling me that my dad, who is suffering with end stage COPD, spine compression fractures, and a distinct lack of proper narcotic metabolism, became flighty, picky and squirrelly to s...
  17. TheCommuter

    Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)

    The certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a healthcare member of staff who works under the direct supervision of registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and / or physicians. Be mindful that CNAs are known by other titles including p...
  18. TheCommuter

    How To Become A Medical Assistant (MA)

    Medical assistants (MAs) are healthcare workers who work under the supervision and direction of physicians, chiropractors, and other types of health care providers. Keep in mind that MAs may be known by other titles such as medical office assistants,...
  19. Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are healthcare workers who work under the supervision and direction of registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), or physicians. Keep in mind that CNAs are known by various titles including patient ...
  20. ComeTogether

    A Day In the Life of a Rehab CNA

    0630 Leave the house, stop for coffee sing along to the radio praying today is going to be a good day. 0645 Punch in, put stuff in locker, pick up my list with 9 patients on it, put a phone in my pocket and start making rounds. 0646 The overnight Cha...
  21. Full-Time CNA Not In School

    So,i am a male nursing assisstant. I am young and started when I was eighteen years old. While I was a teenager, I was always on drugs or drinking, finding some way to escape my boring life of annoying parents. Anyway,i grew up with my mom working in...
  22. My Little Old Jedi

    Everyone has one patient that really reminds them of why they want to be a nurse. Mine was a little old man I'll call 'Jim'. Jim was in the hospital because he fell at home, where he lived with his wife of 50+ years. He had suffered a GI bleed after ...
  23. Better Must Come

    As soon as I finished my nurse aide training, I started job hunting and took the first position that was offered to me, which was home care. I was so nervous! I didn't know what to expect or even exactly what to do. With the address in hand, I was of...
  24. HELP! Need to make decision!

    Hi all! I have a quandary I need help to think through. I just finished up my first semester of nursing school. I have a break in between my semesters and I am in the process of getting my CNA license( which can't happen until transcripts are release...
  25. Imagine you are a nursing student who wants to start accruing healthcare experience now. However, volunteering at a hospital or nursing home might be totally out of the question because you need to be paid for the services that you render. Volunteer ...