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I Am a Certified Nursing Assistant

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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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    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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    not something i wanna do

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

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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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    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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    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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    "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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    once. . . there was this intern in my university who was our chemistry professor's office assistant. . . one day the man told her to set up the lab and teach the class and I...
    rickfreeman15 rickfreeman15 16-17 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Many people have the question in mind as to whether being a nurse is a fulfilling and rewarding occupation. The truth of the matter is it can sometimes be very frustrating, but, at...
    williams296 williams296 31-35, M 12 hrs ago

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    Hello everyone, first year nursing student here, Does anybody have any good studying tips? I can't seem to find an effective way to study,
    brimae17 brimae17 18-21, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    So exhausted today! Between being a full time nursing student and maintaining our long distance relationship with a full 6 hit time difference, things can get hectic but both are...
    mw318 mw318 22-25, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I work at a rest home it is in parkersburg wv it is called worthington nursing and rehabilitation. it use to be the the most wonderfull place to work at the residents were tooken...
    zsmoke zsmoke 41-45, M 20 hrs ago

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    Two years on and off........I worked there!! Nursing assistant. Understaffed, underpaid. And DEFINITELY under appreciated!! Just remember feeling so exhausted all the time.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I can honestly say that ALL nurses are evil. Whether they are a cna, an lpn, an rn, or a nursing instructor, they are evil to the core. I entered nursing school to pursue practical...
    catlady1967 catlady1967 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    So I'm supposed to be starting a new job Monday the 31st. Well, low-and-*******-be-hold, my old job called me late last week wanting me to return. Yes, I was quite surprised, given...
    Noregrets5 Noregrets5 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    Me too ^_^ .
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    Seriously looking in Michigan
    butterflymstress butterflymstress 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    The trap of the Cheater in Action.............. 1. MM - My wife does not meet my needs. I am very self-centred and the world revolves around me. I have a huge EGO and very few...
    Diamond2020 Diamond2020 56-60 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Yes! Right now(Aug 2015) I am in the process of taking pre-reqs and applying to the program. I cannot wait until I can start learning all of the stuff I need to be a nurse! Im...
    xWarriorPrincessx xWarriorPrincessx 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Newbie nursing student here. I successfully passed my lab the other day! It was just a bed bath, but I'm still so excited :) We order our scrubs this week, and it's suddenly...
    anonyponymous anonyponymous 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I'm not detoxing from drugs. well, not from narcotics, anyways. I am detoxing my liver and colon of built up toxins aka candida. it probably hurts more than drug detox. once...
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 5 days ago

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    I would like to try this someday with a woman if I can.
    Alwayswet95 Alwayswet95 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    not sure? i didnt finish nursing school. but, im still not sure if i wanna complete my nursing degree or not!?!? sigh ;
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I already completed BSN. But now I want to pursue something I really love which is Health Informatics and that might entail deactivating my account on here because work,life and...
    unconsciousdreamer unconsciousdreamer 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Looking for real Nursing ladies to chat with... While we have been nursing often, there is no schedule... Or consistency and I think its affecting my Period. Has anyone had...
    nursingwifex nursingwifex 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It's a blessing and a curse wrapped in one. Yesterday I went to the lake with my daughter we were having a great time. A lifeguard said everyone out of the water. So we listened...
    WhyAmIAStepMom1 WhyAmIAStepMom1 22-25, F Aug 19

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    I'm currently lactating and want to be milked by women, someone who can truly appreciate the goodness I'm producing x
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 19

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    im 18 years old, and im 10weeks pregnant, at first I was super scared and afraid, didn't know what I wanted to do, I was on my first year of nursing school. my bf was/is super...
    kyliemaree kyliemaree 18-21, F Aug 18

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    I am thinking about becoming a CNA. I work in a nursing home now as a dietary aide and R.A. I love to be with my residents. who here works in a nursing home and likes to be a CNA?
    katt18 katt18 18-21, F Aug 18

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    Took the class through the volunteer fire department (: Waiting on cards to come in
    Spfxartist13 Spfxartist13 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Looking to induce naturally, no pump, just your mouth. In Medford area. Must have more than just physical connection. 18+ only, of course. No experience a plus, let's take this...
    onetosuck onetosuck 36-40, F 14 Responses Aug 18

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    I passed my CPR test in the EMT class. All I have to do is turn in the money for it on Monday and I'll get my card anytime next week.
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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    So my story is, back in April I asked about getting a promotion as my office partner was recently promoted to Executive Assistant & I felt it was my turn. So my boss decided to...
    Blindchild2015 Blindchild2015 31-35, F Aug 13

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    But probably couldnt stop there. So. Baggage collects habitually.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Aug 12

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    starting clinical tommorow, have to be up at 5 @m, ughh gonna be a long day.
    submissivenurse submissivenurse 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 12