Hello everyone. :) I am currently in a CNA class, a week away from clinicals! I'm pretty excited but also have a few worries that I can't seem to get rid of and I wanted to hear from some of the seasoned CNAs; though I'd love to just hear from any of you. Of course I'm worried about not passing my State Board exam, mostly because I'm going to be nervous for the skills portion. I'm hoping that I'll be able to breeze through it though. I've been reading through all the threads on here (very happy I found this site) and it really has me thinking about things. Why did you become a CNA? What drives you to do this kind of work? From what I've seen it is a very hard job that really doesn't pay well for all that you have to do. I'm a little apprehensive about becoming a CNA, truthfully. It feels like a lot of people look down on CNAs and think that they are not important. Still, I am proud that I will soon be doing work that actually helps people. What I really want to hear about are the good things. I've read so many negative threads. So, can anyone help me? I'm a little worried and I would like to hear some positive things (positive experiences, etc). Thank you so much.