working as a CNA


Is there anyone in here currently working as a CNA or worked as a CNA in the past? I got my CNA license back in December2004 and have never worked as a CNA. I just got a job today for a CNA position and my employer does not want to give me any training or reviews. I am supposed to start this Thursday and I am feeling very nervous. I feel like I have forgotten everything since I haven't had any practice and that I will mess up. Any advice? Thanks

Dixielee, BSN, RN

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Specializes in ER. Has 38 years experience.

Do you mean you will not get any orientation? If that is so, then you would be wise to consider another job. That one sounds like it may be a recipe for disaster. Be very careful.

While you should not expect an employer to train you, you are entitled to a decent orientation, then have a preceptor you can be with to learn the ropes.


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I have been a CNA for 2.5 years and you definately need an orientation period of at least a week. Depending on where you are working maybe longer.

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