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 Philadelphia:
"I which I knowing the pay wil be more."
Do not be come one it is not worthy it . Job is under pay .

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Atlanta:
Don't stop at CNA, get your RN or a higher degree in the medical field.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Champaign:
Its a rewarding job to help other.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in United:
Always pay attention to your job & listen to your patients. Listen your authority, read all memos. Stay ahead of the game.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Milledgeville:
"There was no career ladder chances also no pay raises."
Have a heart, love and compassion.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Colorado Springs:
"Just Do It."
With so many different agencies running CNAs as well as nursing homes, hospitals, etc. It's easy for a new CNA to get the impression that they need a boss, a manager or an agency of some sort. It's really not true. Once you have your license you can easily (and legally) just print up some business cards, stick an ad on craigslist and seek the employer/employment situation you most prefer. For me I care for a brain injured child in her own home for 20 hours per week. I could easily take on another patient with similar circumstances - whether another child or a senior. I could also work part time in a hospital, hospice or nursing home setting. The point here is that once you have your license you really can do things pretty much your own way. I think this is something many CNAs don't consider - the fact that you are a licensed professional allowed to provide services for a fee WITHOUT an umbrella organization managing you and claiming a large portion of your money.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Louisville:
"That so many nurses have no respect for the c.n.s's."
Stay to yourself don't tell anyone your home life. Work as a team.