Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Geneva:
"Research where you choose to work. Give yourself a tour."
Make sure the place you're considering working is a place you'd want to work. Walk the floors, talk to the aides, talk to the nurses, talk to residents/family. Get a feel for the place, before signing on any dotted line. A quality aide with experience, definitely not a dime a dozen; you can shop your services out, and barring any unions that might be where you're at, negotiate a good starting wage. This is a stressful enough job, as it is. If you're going to work in a bad facility, this hard job just became a daily dread to boot. So, if you're moving to a new place, do your homework. Also, I really wouldn't advise anyone to do this job for more than 5 years without some sort of exit plan or endgame. It's a job, not a career, regardless of those who make it as such, and claim to love it. It will break you, long term. Hunchback of Notre Dame broken. Not to mention, the psychological trauma of getting to know hundreds and hundreds of people, and watching so many of them die. It'stoughwork.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Exeter:
You must have a heart in this professional and love what you do because some of the elderly really depend on you. You are the first person they see in the morning or at night. No matter what you do make sure to listen to everything they have to say because after all we are the ones that care for them on a daily basis.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Bassfield:
"HOW THE RAISES WERE GOING TO GENERATE."
TAKE PRIDE IN YOUR JOB AND LOVE WHAT YOU DO.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in St Johnsbury:
"Hard work low pay!"
Continue your education and move on to a better paying job because this job is hard on your body over the years. Considering that, along with always working short handed, you will be old before your time and not even get paid for it:(

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Fresno:
"Study."
Keep studying go for more higher level of nursing.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Wilmington:
"I am a great worker I love what I do."
Do your best.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Knoxville:
"What we do is not a job it is a choice."
If you are in it for the money don't do it you have a care for people and want to help others to do this work.