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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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 16-18, F 2 Responses Jan 20, 2008

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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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I am 36 went to school at 32 for the first time in my life in the I never thought bout being a nurse but at the time the community college was promoting and I thought it was the...
    kc3777 kc3777 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    1 hour and 27 minutes until the final exam that will determine my fate in nursing school...anxious...but I'm ready. (Game Face)
    StdntNurseJay StdntNurseJay 18-21, F Sep 4

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    Getting ready to leave to the nursing board hearing for people trying to get their licenses back for one conviction or another. This should be interesting
    StdntNurseJay StdntNurseJay 18-21, F Sep 11

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    I am worried my modest C sized breast may not produce enough milk to feed my child due in april 14' and my husband.. I love the few times i was able to nurse him when we had out...
    Triztemuneca87 Triztemuneca87 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 25

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    Three finals coming up in 2 weeks and I need an 85% on one to stay in the program. Been studying my butt off but I'm super tired...gonna read my textbook for a little longer then...
    StdntNurseJay StdntNurseJay 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I am very interested in this experience. I don't know if I would like to nurse or be nursed more... But I'm open to meeting up if anyone is interested in trying this with me
    IForgotMyColors IForgotMyColors 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 3

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    Ready baby girl or mommy in Massachusetts :) just waiting here...
    IForgotMyColors IForgotMyColors 22-25, F Sep 3

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    Aced my exam! Next course here I come! #determined
    StdntNurseJay StdntNurseJay 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    Passed my pharmacology final :) Unfortunately 75% of my class has to remediate :/ Oh well, glad I'm not one of those people lol All thanks goes to God
    StdntNurseJay StdntNurseJay 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 10

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    I have always cared for people. I also have always needed to work to support my children. I have even worked two and three jobs, leaving my children home with each other as they...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I work in an assisted living facility that takes in anybody off the streets, and those who belong in a nursing home/skilled nursing. Call lights go off all the time, and being...
    BeckBeck65 BeckBeck65 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    I just got hired to work in a nursing home and am training to be a CNA (Certified Nurses Aid). I am taking a course in how to be a nurses aid and am taking my state exam next wk...
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