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I Am a Certified Nursing Assistant

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 57 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    "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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Any nurses/nursing students out there want to share their knowledge of nursing theory?? Have an exam tomorrow! Any info on Watson, Roy, Neuman and the like would be greatly...
    Missintroverted Missintroverted 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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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 22-25, 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 Apr 25

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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 Apr 22

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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 Apr 25

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    Not yet but this is a career im VERY interested in. Hopefully people actually see this and I can pick real PTs and PTAs brains.
    simplylone simplylone 18-21, M 4 days ago

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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 Apr 22

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    I've done this with 3 men so far, and I wish I had a regular, daily partner to do this with. (Although maybe it's been hotter because it's been with strangers?) It's been...
    blazerfan blazerfan 36-40, F 6 Responses 3 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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    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 Apr 25

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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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    Time to go to work guys. Library assistant yay! Logging off :*
    CuriousKitten101 CuriousKitten101 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I love my job! I'm a Medical Assistant and I love seeing my patients especially when they're doing better!
    Diego15 Diego15 18-21, M 46 mins ago

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    Tina Jessie Christakos Obituary Tina Jessie Christakos Beloved Daughter, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, and Friend; Victim of the Branch Street Fire LOWELL -- Tina Jessie...
    sarajessie sarajessie 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    SURGERY AND ALL THAT FOLLOWED: PART 2So… what happened during those 22 hours that are lost to my memory?I had been informed that my surgery was anticipated to be a longish...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 6 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    The way I wanted to be perceived was not how I was being perceived. I talked down about myself and often still do, usually when I'm in the presence of people I don't know all that...
    hospitalrooms hospitalrooms 31-35, F 3 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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    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 Apr 24

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    SCIENTISTS DISCOVER NEW ELEMENT Oxford University researchers have discovered the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (symbol=Gv), has one...
    csouls csouls 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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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 Apr 26

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    I am currently attending school for medical assistant? anyone else? I am curious on stories from people who have been or who are medical assistants on what their experiences were...
    hazynflaweddoll hazynflaweddoll 26-30, F 5 days ago

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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 Apr 18

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    My dad turned 95 March 28th. My sister came from Indiana to celebrate. Just before she came my dad wrecked his truck. He totaled it. He was out late, was going in the wrong...
    silverfox54 silverfox54 61-65, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    Well, I'm a 21 year old girl. I've been out of college for about a year now. I only have an AA degree, which isn't really much of anything to obtain a career. Rejected from some...
    WaveRunner101 WaveRunner101 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 24

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    No matter what I do, my husband yells at me. I just can't do anything right in his eyes. I feel like it's abusive. I often cry because of this yelling all of the time...
    cymoffett cymoffett 36-40 Apr 24

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    ETHEL AND THE NURSING HOME Ethel was a bit of a demon in her wheelchair, and loved to charge around the nursing home, taking corners on one wheel and getting up to maximum speed...
    csouls csouls 31-35, M 3 Responses a week ago