Kindred Healthcare Advice

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

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Omaha:
"Do research on patient to nurse assistant."
Don't except ratio above 6 in a hospital.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Merrillville:
"Hard position."
Hard position for a hospital. 12 hours on your feet with low pay. Very stressful at times to get all your work done. Ther are times when I have 15 patients to care for.

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 Hampton:
"Need free courses for CNA."
Further your education.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Rossville:
"The amount of hard work determines where you will end up!"
Always help out your co-workers.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Manorville:
"Stressful and rewarding."
Pros: Helping people.
Cons: Long hours, hard work.

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.