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I Am a Certified Nursing Assistant

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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 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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    i just got accepted to nursing school FINALLY!! god is good!!!
    butterfly93 butterfly93 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Today was the first day of clinical meaning my class and I went to a nursing home and we each got assigned a CNA that works for that faculty to train with and I have to say I had a...
    Nobullshyt Nobullshyt 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I am a 22 y/o male, I've been an LPN since 20 y/o, and I absolutely cant tolerate it anymore. It isn't anything like I thought It would be. I want out of healthcare completely. I...
    dylan1630 dylan1630 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Here I go again. So I don't consider myself a good person, but when I overhear other staff members say horrible things about patients, their family members, and friends I realize...
    ChiaXUno ChiaXUno 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I recently was "let go" from a dental office in Trumbull CT after a very short time there, 3 weeks, coincidentally on the same day an intern (either low pay or no pay) started...
    husseled husseled 70+, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm looking to nurse in Kansas City
    KcDreamin KcDreamin 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I am a college student in college station, tx. I so long to nurse a woman. Just to feel close and hopefully taste her milk. Let me know if anyone out there is interested
    themilkman91 themilkman91 22-25, M Apr 1

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    Looking to be fed in Boston area or somewhere around it.
    Kratozs Kratozs 22-25, M Apr 1

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    All six there soo cute no privacy anymore
    Jackandhisbabe Jackandhisbabe 22-25, F Apr 1

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    Looking for a mommy in Tennessee to suck daily
    HardKnockLife4U HardKnockLife4U 22-25, M Apr 15

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    Seeking lady for mutual suckling in Perth WA
    SuckleMeSuckleYou SuckleMeSuckleYou 41-45, F Apr 17

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    Just got accepted ! So excited :-)
    lostinnewengland lostinnewengland 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    1. I kinda miss my wild days 2. I can be nerdy 3. I don't sleep much any more 4. I love my husband to pieces even if he drives my crazy 5. Me and my husband are trying to have a...
    sweety7268 sweety7268 18-21, F Apr 11

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    1. I kinda miss my wild days 2. I can be nerdy 3. I don't sleep much any more 4. I love my husband to pieces even if he drives my crazy 5. Me and my husband are trying to have a...
    sweety7268 sweety7268 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    The 9th of September 2013, I enrolled myself in a Nursing school to become a nursing assistant. Our principal told us to write a letter to ourselves in case we lost motivation...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 3

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    I just don't know what to do ... I act dumb when I get anxious . The other day I as doing my job while another do worker was there but I did a little mistake and she asked me...
    santamaria89 santamaria89 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    In two years I will have my associates degree and I'll be a qualified nursing assistant , and honestly at this point I just want to get my own place and be by myself , get a dog...
    Purpletears17 Purpletears17 16-17, F 22 hrs ago

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    I work in a nursing home and I absolutely love it. I was hired there last August in 2014 and there I began taking classes to train as a nurses aid. When I began my classes I was...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    Feel like I’m going to share my first time getting admitted to a psychiatric hospital. This all started about three weeks ago when two close friends of mine passed away, and...
    Tmacster1 Tmacster1 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I am looking for nursing women . want to try the milk straight from the breast. I'm from ireland cork around the city .
    milkfullfat milkfullfat 36-40, M 10 hrs ago

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    So a nice looking young lass, upon arriving at a party, spies a Marine Sergeant Major standing off by himself nursing a beer. Feeling patriotic, she walks over and strikes up a...
    csouls csouls 31-35, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    People are now saying that they are being forced to participate in a homosexual lifestyle just for providing services to gays. I cannot grasp where they are getting this. Imagine a...
    desopaws desopaws 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    Investigators at a major research institute have discovered the heaviest element known to science. This startling new discovery has been tentatively named Administratium (Ad). The...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I know I'm not alone and I know in this economy I shouldn't be complaining, but here I am anyway. I. Hate. My. Job. I hate it. It literally makes me suicidal and depressed. I have...
    butters510 butters510 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    From 2004-2008 I studied for my undergraduate degree in psychology and passed with first class honours. I then became too unwell to study but after 5 years in education I went back...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Its not that I'm nervous or that I get airsick or anything. Since 9/11 air travel has become a pain in the buttocks because of security and the airlines and their policies haven't...
    petergavin69 petergavin69 41-45, M Mar 29

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    I lived in a nursing home with my grandma I think. The whole dream involved me trolling the cartel. They were keeping a big drug stash in the nursing home where no one would look...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Apr 10

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    I'm a senior nursing student and somehow got the job that I wanted lined up for after I graduate and take the NCLEX exam. I don't want to brag, but I'm so happy that this is real...
    nursingstudent4 nursingstudent4 22-25, F a week ago

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