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I Am a Certified Nursing Assistant

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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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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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    I graduated from Dental School in August of 2013, and am still looking for a job to this day. Before becoming a RDA I looked into it and loved what I saw and heard and decided to...
    Patrick092313 Patrick092313 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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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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    When I entered nursing school never would have I ever thought it'd be this crazy!! Almost done with year 2 of 4 to get my BSN in nursing... i don't know what free time is, but my...
    adorablesarah adorablesarah 18-21, F 2 days ago

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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 2 Responses 4 days 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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    People say it's a rewarding job! well yes it is... but it's also the worst job in the world to have... and tbh I've been in it for a year and I HATE IT!!!!
    ElliePooky ElliePooky 22-25 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 Apr 9

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    I love this... SO SAD, BUT SO TRUE Mom, I Want You To Meet The Girl Who Will One Day Make Me Put You In A Nursing Home Commentary• Opinion• ISSUE 47•42• Oct 18, 2011 By...
    Katrinalccy Katrinalccy 51-55, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Something is missing. I am about to graduate nursing school and I had a plan. I've been in a somewhat long distance relationship with my boyfriend throughout school and I was...
    ann0590 ann0590 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    well it all started in my first primary school....it was all okay up till primary 6 then I turned into a 'loner' as people would say. One girl in particular really took a disliking...
    unknownperson6 unknownperson6 13-15, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Im actually Photoshop certified and just downloaded it for free for a month! Unfortunately I have nothing to edit! lol So send me some pics guys tell me what want edited and I'll...
    LivviyLove LivviyLove 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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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 Apr 12

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    Booring! No one on EP has fun anymore. Send a dirty pic, say something stupid for **** sake. I swear its like a nursing home in this *****. #LiveALittle
    MookieTheBezt MookieTheBezt 13-15, M 13 hrs ago

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    I'll do 20, 100 is too time consuming. 1. I'm 19 2. Birthday is the same as Obama's 3. Hiking is my stress reliever 4. I laugh when I'm nervous 5. Cooking is my passion 6. I'm...
    simplystated simplystated 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I'm starting a new nursing job tomorrow. My current job is downsizing and everyone is losing hours, I didn't lose any because my contract was up to date. This has made me a target...
    lozza568 lozza568 22-25 28 mins ago

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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...
    wxmann2 wxmann2 36-40, M Apr 9

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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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    You're never too old to go back to school and change your career? Well, I've decided to get into dental assisting. I might go further and be a dentist, but...baby steps. Who doesn...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 70+ 2 days ago

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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...
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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 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 2 Responses Apr 3

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    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M Apr 6

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    Really? AGAIN?! Dude I'm PISSED. I go to his office and he's talking to this girl so I'm like I'll wait down the hall. So she leaves and I go to his door and another research...
    pnktiger09 pnktiger09 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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 Apr 10