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I Am a Certified Nursing Assistant

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    not something i wanna do

    for the rest of my life...
    Aeril Aeril 18-21, F May 31

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    "hey Aide, Room 19 Needs A Juice!"

    I'm pretty sure you've all heard that at some point in your career as a cna. You know, right as the nurse who told you is walking past room 19. Haha but all that beside I love my job as an aide (we call them patient care assistants here in Arkansas and in Texas where I'm from). I...
    LizBet88 LizBet88 22-25, F Jul 12, 2011

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    I became certified this February

    after taking my state test. I was oh so nervous, but I did it! YAY! :D
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Mar 24, 2014

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    CNA

    In my senior year of high school, I took Medical Careers II. I learned how to do the skills the first semester. The second semester, I did my clinical hours in a nursing home and hospital. I worked in the ER, OR, PACU, Hospice, and the cancer center. I enjoyed the ER the most. I...
    JMK0608 JMK0608 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 20, 2008

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    The Scrubs

    I became a nursing assistant in 1979. Back in the day you didn't have to be certified. I worked various jobs and in 1983, I became a direct care assistant. This is what the state of Maryland called their employees.After I left state service in 1993, I worked at a nursing home...
    sparksfurr sparksfurr 51-55 Jun 28, 2009

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    Respect

    I've been a c.n.a. for over 17 yrs. & I still feel I don't really get the respect I deserve--from friends, family or the public. Most c.n.a.s are students-so just doing it for school-or as a stepping stone. This is my career. But it isn't seen as one. "Why didn't you go on to be...
    ddalaska4 ddalaska4 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 24, 2011

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    Nurse Assistant Sherribeth(fiction)

    once there was a nurse assistant who always did her job correctly everyone had respected her then one day a pregnat woman came rushing through the door saying  IM GOING TO HAVE A BABY IM GOING TO HAVE A BABY MY WATER BROKE MY WATER BROKE !then nurse assistant sherribeth sprang...
    sherribethhall10 sherribethhall10 13-15 1 Response May 17, 2012

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    Too Attentive

    So I got my yearly evaluation today. This is my one year mark working in a Nursing Home as a CNA. Prior to this I did in home care. I got told today during my evaluation that I am "too attentive". Im sorry, but arent we there for the care and comfort of the residents, and...
    quintsheart quintsheart 31-35 1 Response Jan 24, 2013

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    I thought I would love being a cna!

    But so far I feel like it's so depressing...I never want to go to work and as soon as I walk in it's like a total change in my mood from good to upset. Maybe I should give it more time. I am going for my RN but maybe healthcare isn't for me? I am a very good CNA though and...
    HannahMarie2 HannahMarie2 18-21, F Feb 2

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    I Quit.

    I never want to work as a CNA again. It was too much for me. This job was emotionally and physically draining. I have so much respect for everyone in this field. I managed to stick with it for over a year and I am proud of myself for that. But, I am ready to move on to another...
    Zalea17 Zalea17 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 30, 2012

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    You Know You Are a Nurse If...

    Did you hear about the nurse who died and went straight to hell? It took her two weeks to realize she wasn't at work! You know you're a nurse if... You would like to meet the inventor of the call light some night in a dark alley. Your sense of humor gets more warped...
    Mystic44 Mystic44 41-45, F 16 Responses Sep 12, 2007

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    My Only Work Stress...

    Is my supervisor. I love my job but I’m having a really hard time getting along with the nurse. I only work on the weekends so I see a different one each time. There is one nurse in particular that just creates conflict where ever she goes. She’s very bossy and has the...
    Zalea17 Zalea17 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2011

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    Frustrated, Used And Abused

    I am a nursing student going for an RN. I have worked as a CNA in elder care (private duty) for several years. While I love the patients, the agencies and families are a trip. The agencies send you on crazy cases, for example, caring for a couple, each with multiple complex...
    mabes3374 mabes3374 41-45 1 Response Aug 19, 2012

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    Cna's Hidden World

    This is a testimony to what I hope will fill a much needed gap in what I feel is not only an unspoken epidemic, but also it seems like a taboo one as well. We as a society feel that like a small child, "where seen and not heard" is the golden rule. As a Nurse Aide this is not...
    TheTwilightQueen TheTwilightQueen 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2013

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    EdwardIX EdwardIX 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    Like most people on here, I didn't expect to be the one. The one person who will end up with a DUI. I had a perfect life with everything I wanted: the perfect grades, being in...
    jiji22 jiji22 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I'm in southeastern MA/Pvd area and I would love to find someone to nurse me. I've never lactated but am willing to do what it takes to make it happen. Any men in the area willing...
    blueskiesDD blueskiesDD 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am in Massachusetts and would love help getting my milk to come in :)
    Breedme315 Breedme315 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    period. I may not look like it to people who see me or talk to me. But today my inner me has been screaming for hours in fury and rage. Short version: I met people who said that I...
    Lydia93 Lydia93 18-21, T 5 days ago

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    It's summer. I am in the process of applying to a community college to work on getting my CNA this summer( Certified Nursing Assistant) And I called the office in the nursing...
    Sparklediva Sparklediva 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    The greatest experience after being certified was to dive for a week the Great Barrier Reef. Stay on alive aboard dive boat for a week diving three times a day. I realized that...
    equusrider equusrider 56-60, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    alright so I started fundamental of nursing today, have a paper due next week, test Thursday, and a power point presentation to start working on, please let me keep my sanity lol...
    submissivenurse submissivenurse 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Omggg okay there was this new girl in school her name is... Scarlett and she's like really pretty and then my friend Julie and I befriend her. And a few days later Scarlett gets a...
    GEMWASHERE GEMWASHERE 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Nurses, Would you Describe your feelings about your job please?
    AutoLove0 AutoLove0 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    So many people seeking....too bad we aren't all in one place!
    QuietTranquility QuietTranquility 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Supplement Facts Serving Size 4 tablespoons (30g) Total Fat: 4g {Zero trans fat} Cholesterol: Zero Sodium: Zero Total Carbohydrate: 14g Dietary fiber 13g [Cancels 13g from...
    freeed freeed 66-70, M a week ago

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    I passed my pharmacology class with a 86, unfortunately lost four classmates.
    submissivenurse submissivenurse 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I work a lot with people in nursing homes. Many of my patients suffer from Alzheimer's and dementia.I provided a custom manual wheelchair for a woman today with Alzheimer's. She...
    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 21 Responses Jun 24

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    Instead it was a texting hotline and it didn't help at all. It was so cliché! The "certified counselor" claimed she was there for my "best interest," but she didn't help at all...
    veganmonster15 veganmonster15 13-15, F Jun 24

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    My great grandma is 86 years old, lives alone and now needs someone around to help take care of her. My mom asked me to go stay with her until they can hire someone. I'm a licensed...
    RedSheep2 RedSheep2 26-30, F Jun 24

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    From Out of the Mist - Part 2 Regardless of one’s normal propensity to be a “morning person,” alarms can nonetheless seem quite angry in their tone when they interrupt...
    streetcsi streetcsi 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    I'm still not sure how it even happened. i was making a left turn and didn't see a guy coming down the road. I *thought* I had an arrow to turn, but I don't even remember that for...
    animallover110293 animallover110293 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I've got milk... Finally yay me!!
    atalilly atalilly 36-40, F 7 Responses Jun 23

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    Something that might help someone. I am a mother with five children with OCD. I didn't know what they had till they were in their teens. It was almost too late for intervention...
    kindandterrified kindandterrified 16-17, M Jun 21

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    my ideas have changed a bit about what my goals are. of course, to be able to take care of myself and my family in a job where i am caring for and helping others. maybe i will...
    kpl2014 kpl2014 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I passed my certification exam, yesterday! I'm so happy~
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F Jun 19

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    I am CPR certified :) now I can help anyone
    flowergirl1997 flowergirl1997 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    Where are the Austin women? I really want to find one that wants to nurse me...
    mrsucio7 mrsucio7 31-35, M Jun 17

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    I am a single white man in the los angeles area who would love to have a regular nursing partner. Are there any women here wanting the same. I have had 1 in the past and miss the...
    breastmlklover breastmlklover 41-45, M Jun 17

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    I am a woman in Ottawa, Canada looking for a woman to induce me. Not looking for anything serious, but for that purpose only.
    Frankiesquirks Frankiesquirks 31-35, F Jun 16