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I Am a Certified Nursing Assistant

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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...
    Mystic44 Mystic44 41-45, F 16 Responses Sep 12, 2007

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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...
    TheTwilightQueen TheTwilightQueen 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2013

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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...
    sherribethhall10 sherribethhall10 13-15 1 Response May 17, 2012

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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...
    sparksfurr sparksfurr 51-55 Jun 28, 2009

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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...
    Zalea17 Zalea17 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 30, 2012

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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...
    ddalaska4 ddalaska4 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 24, 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...
    quintsheart quintsheart 31-35 1 Response Jan 24, 2013

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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...
    JMK0608 JMK0608 16-18, F 2 Responses Jan 20, 2008

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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...
    mabes3374 mabes3374 41-45 1 Response Aug 19, 2012

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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

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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...
    Zalea17 Zalea17 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2011

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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...
    LizBet88 LizBet88 22-25, F Jul 12, 2011

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    23 years now. After another 14.5 hr shift, I come home and google search "I hate nursing". If you have any compassion, empathy, or give a crap to do a good job, nursing will kill...
    tiredofthanklessslavery tiredofthanklessslavery 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    In second term... Crazy busy.!! It's ridiculous 7 classes, endless readings, essays, clinicals, labs, practicums... Yet I love it.!! Couldn't have chose. A better career path. No...
    ceetasha23 ceetasha23 22-25, F Mar 25

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    Wow, this is a great site. I have been a nurse for 18 years and I absolutely dread each and every day I have to go into that god forsaken hospital. It's not so much that I hate...
    melster1973 melster1973 36-40 Mar 22

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    I am looking for a mutual nursing partner, preferably female, in the St Louis metro area.
    ANRNewbie78 ANRNewbie78 31-35, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I haven't taken the exam yet as I am waiting on my voucher.
    soulofawiccanflower soulofawiccanflower 41-45 Mar 26

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    I'm 23 years old and currently engaged to a man of 4 years. I work as a nursing assistant in a group home, and there is this sexy, tall, dark n handsome nurse who is 39. I've been...
    starkizzed21 starkizzed21 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I was sent this from an online advisor and thought her words of advice may help others so i have posted it on here for other women who are going through what i am. I was so sorry...
    SYWlittlebutterfly SYWlittlebutterfly 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    I was a volunteer with The British Red Cross for around 15 years, for almost seven years I became a full time paid trainer running a variety of courses around the south-east. But I...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    Your personality type: "Social Realist" Warm-hearted, popular and conscientious. Tend to put the needs of others over their own needs. Feel strong sense of responsibility and duty...
    betweenthe10andthequeen betweenthe10andthequeen 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    Your personality type: "Social Realist" Warm-hearted, popular and conscientious. Tend to put the needs of others over their own needs. Feel strong sense of responsibility and duty...
    Chirogymnast Chirogymnast 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    People say "you got to apply for the administrative assistant, temp, mailroom clerk etc..." Essentially they are saying you have to start at the bottom- which make sense. The...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M Mar 19

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    People say "you got to apply for the administrative assistant, temp, mailroom clerk etc..." Essentially they are saying you have to start at the bottom- which make sense. The...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    One day a man goes to a pet shop to buy a parrot. The assistant takes the man to the parrot section and asks the man to choose one. The man asks, ''How much is the yellow one...
    Joseph86 Joseph86 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    Armenian joke A man goes to a supermarket and wants to buy the half of a watermelon. He asks the assitant to cut the waztermelon in half. The asistant says that it's impossible...
    lilitjust lilitjust 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I seem to be running into some major issues with my 98 Wrangler Sport. Right now it's insured through my pappy, but would like to insure it & my cargo van together in my name. That...
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    Hi! I am a registered nurse with cerebral palsy and I was reading through many of these stories and I just wanted to 1. Share my own story 2. offer some advice for seeking pain...
    bandgeektc bandgeektc 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Well, E.P., this is not your average story and it is one that I'm extremely embarassed by and do not speak of to anyone- while at the same time being the most beautiful thing I...
    Fiftypercent Fiftypercent 18-21 Mar 21

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    Well, E.P., this is not your average story and it is one that I'm extremely embarassed by and do not speak of to anyone- while at the same time being the most beautiful thing I...
    Fiftypercent Fiftypercent 18-21 1 Response Mar 21

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    I'm 17 this year and I originally wanted to become a doctor , not because I was extremely passionate about medicine or anything but just because I had good grades and found it...
    rebekahmak rebekahmak 18-21, F Mar 25

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    My elementary school splits to two middle schools, it's the only one in the district that does. Going to our rival middle school are a lot of my friends, my crush, and, fortunately...
    Marvilles Marvilles 13-15, F Mar 29

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    Back in 1999 when I was 8-years-old, a couple of months away from being nine, I received the worst thing that ever happened to me as a child. And all of it over something I didn't...
    SamHarris SamHarris 22-25, M 5 Responses Mar 23

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    Hi everyone this is for an assignment please comment xoxox A skinny wish Finally Esther was picked to become the goalie, because she is so athletic. She was getting all dizzy, she...
    proudly92 proudly92 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Mrs Franks... My teacher. Last Friday I came to her class. She said "I put you way in the back away from everyone" I thought... Well that's nice. But I dont really like you.. At...
    KovusShame KovusShame 13-15, F Mar 31

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    On Tuesday morning I thought I needed some things from the shops so my wife was going into town to our church. She helps out at a lunch club. Leaving me with about 2 hours to do as...
    babyannie57 babyannie57 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I have been a nurse for 7 years. I have experience in geriatric and pediatric nursing. I am taking a break from nursing to be a full time stay at home mom to our 2 young children...
    jencrock jencrock 26-30, F Mar 18

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    Hi I'm from the Philippines , and I'm pregnant for about a month or 3 , haven't got ultrasound coz I'm afraid of those media staffs and newscasters might found out and spread it to...
    timeforyoutoknowmyworth timeforyoutoknowmyworth 26-30, F Mar 23

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    We met 20 years ago in nursing school. She was so funny! We were in the same carpool together. She was from Korea but she was adopted at age 9 by an Italian family, and she had the...
    SanitySister SanitySister 41-45, F Mar 25

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    I didn't appreciate my big sister until I was older. As a kid I just though she was bossy, but she was instead genuinely concerned about other people. She always has so her...
    betweenthe10andthequeen betweenthe10andthequeen 56-60, M Mar 29

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    I am 24 years old. After I graduated high school I started going to college to become an RN. It's the only thing I've ever wanted to do. I'm a very compassionate person and I am...
    kbtaoe kbtaoe 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    So I'm in nursing right now. 2nd year. I always thought I would really enjoy nursing, but since starting first year I have kind of known it's not for me. I just don't enjoy it like...
    tpaskew1 tpaskew1 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I am a qualified nurse and although I have really enjoyed nursing, now I am seriously thinking about leaving... I have just moved to a new place far away from my family, I'm alone...
    ElliePooky ElliePooky 22-25 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I received this from a friend and had to share it. It is an excellent philosophy to live by: The 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning...
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 51-55, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    A certified instructor..... And the little secret....... Girls are often better shots... Not always, just often!
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