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 Alma:
"CNA wage vs Work duties."
CNA wages should have a significant increase. The job description is vague, to the tasks that are actually performed daily. The physical nature of the job takes a toll on your body. However the tasks and duties are so much more than what is typically mentioned. I to, have saved countless lives, I have healed decubes, I have also helped rehabilitate patients after surgery. The amount of work that goes into this job on a daily basis, clearly is not recognized by the state -in the yearly salary/ hourly wage. You can not simply measure a CNA pay scale by the clinical studies we attend. Work the floor as a CNA for a week, then indicate what u think a salary should be. I guarantee you will have a new perspective as well as a greater appreciation.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Washington:
"How hard it is mentally and physically."
If you don't have patience then don't do it.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in covington ga:
"Certified nursing assistants are over worked and under paid."
True everyone can't be a rn...because then the patients wouldn't have anyone to 52nd to them...however don't stay in thus position long if u can help it...don't get me wrong...i find joy in caring for my patients...but it's the working short...crappy pay and lack of respect...

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Imperial:
"Staffing."
Know the residents know the laws concerning the right of the residents.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Baltimore:
"If u been doing this for over twenty years u should be able."
I believe if u been doing certified nursing assistance threw the Board of Nursing for over Twenty years u should be able to retire u take care of ederly, sick patients its a very very heavy load that physically and mentally brake u down I can ask over a hundred nursing assistance that been doing it over 15-20 and say how the work load is heavy.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Marshall:
"Understaffed."
Make sure they are well staffed.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Wynne:
"How to care for the elderly."
To be very patient with people and to always be s good listener.