I was really looking forward to getting my job at Winner Regional Long Term Care. This was the summer after my freshmen year and I had just turned 16. My mom and my friend Mollie really made me believe I would have a lot of fun while helping people. To be able to get this job, I took classes to become a Certified Nursing Aid. This was a very long procedure that took about three months. However, I would soon learn that there are ups and downs in becoming a CNA and that I would learn a lot of important information.
I have worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for seven years caring for patients and assisting x-ray Technicians with equipment in a hospital, nursing home (mobile x-ray used for chest examinations and picc line placement ) and assisted living facilities (mobile x-ray used for chest examinations and picc line placement ) . I also received formal training on operating x-ray equipment during my training and employment with the New Orleans Police Department. This, training was conducted by the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office on homicide victims to locate bullets and determine cause and manner of
I would agree that, Certified Nurses Assistants are not medically trained to administer medication and that task should be handled by an LPN or an RN. Just for the fact that administering medications involves more than giving the residents their medication, there are tasks, such as, including reviewing the order; confirming that the medication order is correct; reviewing all warnings, interactions, and allergies; evaluating the patient after the medication has been administered.
Clinical are part of your nursing classes that you must complete before you can graduate or even pass on to the next course. Every class varies from the location of the clinical, skills involved, and amount of hours you complete in order to move on. My first class that I had a clinical in was Foundations of Nursing which had to be completed in a nursing home so you can learn the basic care for a patient. The nursing home my instructor choose was Capitol Hill, a state funded nursing home.
If you 're tired of working for minimum wage, but don 't have the time or money to go to college, then you may want to consider becoming a CNA or certified nursing assistant. Training for this career only takes a matter of weeks. Nursing assistants are in always in demand since they provide hands-on care to patients in hospitals and nursing homes. Here 's how to get started on a new career as a CNA.
In week 7 we had visited Wesburn Manor, the Long-term Care (Clinical Placement) setting. It was our first time there, therefore as a group, we oriented the place. At this time, we went to each nursing station on each floor and introduced ourselves from the organization we were from and how we will be providing patient care to the clients in this setting. We were educated by our clinical instructor on the different access codes in the building, the policies and guidelines, our assigned floor and the appointed personal support worker. Our role of professionalism as a nursing student was represented as we came prepared and greeted each healthcare and staff member. From the professional standards, I have learned throughout my clinical
As a Certified Nursing Assistant you provide in the basic care and safety to patients as well as assist them with activities of daily living. Daily duties are given to CNA’s by the supervising RN, often referred to as Charge Nurse. A few common daily duties of a CNA are: assisting patients with personal hygiene & appearance, meaning providing oral care, bathing and making sure patients are dressed in clean unsoiled
The nursing profession has been self-regulating in Ontario since 1963. Self-regulation is a privilege granted to professions that have shown they can put the interest of the public ahead of their own professional interests. It recognizes that Ontario’s nurses have the knowledge and expertise to regulate themselves as individual practitioners and to regulate their profession through the college (“What is CNO?”, 2018). Proactive self-regulation involves establishing learning goals, strategies to address goals, monitor progress of goals, creation of environments conducive to learning, and maintenance of self-efficacy (Zimmerman & Schunk, 2011). Zimmerman and Schucnk explain that self efficacy
I would like to start by sharing a quote from an unknown author: Being a nurse isn’t about grades, it’s about being who we are. No book can teach you how to cry with a patient. No class can teach you how to tell their family that their parent has died or is dying. No professor can teach you how to find dignity in giving someone a bed bath. A nurse is not about the pills or the charting. It’s about being able to love people when they are at their weakest moments.
Additionally, this experience helped me to develop effective therapeutic communication techniques and enforce skills to provide enhanced care for the resident. An improvement that I would make for next semester is to improve my execution and time management while performing tasks. I intend to perform skills with greater confidence and improve my overall interactions with the patients, families, and health care workers. Improving these interactions will benefit in the overall comfort of the patient and improve the care that I will provide to them. Overall, this Long Term Care experience provided me with the necessary fundamental skills practice and critical thinking development that will be utilized in the following semesters and throughout my nursing
In the CNA course I became an advocate in the care of the patient. The course introduced me to many skills such as taking one’s vital signs, assisting with activities of daily living and repositioning those who are bedridden. It
“When a person decides to become a Nurse. They make the most important decision of their lives. They choose to dedicate themselves to the care of others”
I agree with you that a nurse need to have entry level of CNA experience. You will gain valuable experience from the access to patient care, be aware that it is a real job of nursing field. I believe nurse with CNA experience are better prepared for the workload and health field environment. At least has had a picture of what to do with patient care and dealing with family and emergency situations.
I was highly impressed by the overall teamwork in the emergency department. It has a sense of organized chaos that would have taken me some time to adjust to. My nurse and I ended up going through a large group of patient during the time I was there. The nurse has this uniformity to how she would get her tasks done. The thing that through me off was the amount of stuff got done with our patients by other people. The CNA was always there to get vitals and take care of anything additional the patients needed. The resource nurse helped with our potential stroke patient. He went through the whole neuro assessment and after my nurse and I placed a catheter he was quickly sent off to interventional radiology to get a clot removed. The efficiency
I was fortunate to be able to observe academic education of nursing students at DeSales University. This education was held in a classroom setting on Mondays and Wednesdays. My observation time was 16 hours in which I observed Alyssa Robertson prepare for class, prepare exams, give lectures, provide hands on education, assist students in learning, and provide support to students. I also observed many student interactions and learning techniques. The learners were NU 220 Pharmacology and NU 230 Therapeutic Nursing Interventions students. NU 230 Therapeutic Nursing Interventions was held in the morning on Mondays and Wednesdays from 09:00-11:30 and NU 220 Pharmacology was held after from 12:00-3:30pm.