What is it like working as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)?
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Whiting:
"Challenging yet rewarding."
Pros: I love the fact that I can go to work every day and enjoy what I do. It's hard to see someone you get attached to pass away, but in the end you know you did the best you could for them. It's rewarding when your resident goes home after months of treatment with a smile on their face because thanks to you, the nurses, and therapy...that person can live alone again.
Cons: Death...it's an everyday struggle not to cry with the family members when a loved one dies. Then there's the issue of not enough staff.
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Hastings:
"Serve them fast."
Pros: I love being able to make a resident feel good with teeth brushed, their nails clipped, lotion to relieve dry skin, conversation about their families and histories.
Cons: The paperwork, whether on the computer or charted in binders is very time-consuming if done correctly. We are expected to work fast in order to keep on a schedule. As a part time worker I have not achieved the necessary speed or efficiency. I don't like seeing corners cut in terms of resident care in order to keep to a schedule.
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Gettysburg:
"I love working and helping the residents."
Pros: Talking to the residents making them feel better. Giving them extremely good care. Doing the little extra that needs to be done. Coming back to work when you had a few days off and someone has improved .
Cons: Seeing people die, and suffer specially the younger ones. The ones that come with cancer and suffer.
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Decatur:
"Great starter job, in need of a new scenery."
Pros: I love helping the 40+ people I see on a daily basis, I just wish I got paid as well as all the hard work I put in.
Cons: I feel I work harder than the other 10 employees that work on the floor with me, and I feel I give more love and appreciation to caring for those in need.
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Columbia:
Pros: You get to help people and rehabilitate them so they can return home.
Cons: You work harder than everyone else and make less money.