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 McMurray:
"It's nothing like class."
Don't go in thinking you have to do it all by the book. Reality is you can't. You will never get your work done that way.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Gastonia:
TaKeisha care of the patients as if it were your family member.

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.