My childhood initiated a desire to help prevent and mitigate injury or illness; this soon flourished into an interest in the health care field. To help narrow my choices I explored as many science courses as I could. Talking with health care professionals and reading nursing textbooks I found in my aunt’s house piqued my interest in the nursing field and patient care. From there, I completed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course which further solidified my decision. Now, I am fully invested in becoming a nurse.
You can attend a CNA school, community college certificate program, or get training through a local medical facility. The important thing to look for is a school that meets state requirements so you will be eligible to take the state licensing examination. For instance, a situation you want to think twice about is a local nursing home that offers its own nursing assistant training so you can work in their facility. This program might limit your job duties and restrict you to working in just the one facility since your training won 't be recognized elsewhere. If you go through private training at a nursing home or other healthcare facility, be sure it qualifies you for the state exam, so you 'll be free to work anywhere in the state once you have
I started my career with the intent to be at the bedside caring for patients. In the past 4 years I have been learning but not a majority from books or in a laboratory but from human to human contact. I work for a safety net hospital; truly no one is turned away. I’ve helped collaborate care in a time of crisis for people that bring with them cultures, beliefs and values from half way around the world.
This year, my willingness to take on a new challenge of enrolling in the Certified Nursing Assistant course at Wenatchee Valley College has helped mold me into a motivated self-disciplined individual. This year, I took on the challenge of enrolling in Wenatchee Valley College’s Running Start program. One of my most challenging classes at the college to-date has been the eight-credit certified nursing assistant class I applied to. This is a program specific class that required hours of application work along with multiple doctor’s examinations to gain admittance to. Only a limited number of applicants were allowed to take this class and I am happy to say I was able to be one of them. This class made me dig deep within myself. It was a personal
It 's true, not everyone is fit to be a CNA. Being able to care for the elderly and bring happiness to their day, brings happiness to my day. The special calling to bring others joy, is extraordinarily rewarding. 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.
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
The first day I stepped onto the floor, I felt overwhelmed and I questioned myself if I was meant for this line of work. I was assigned 14 patients. Soon after interacting with all my patients, my perspective and doubts changed. After leaving for college; I started my college days as a full time pre-nursing student. I continued to work as a CNA and
For over fifteen years I have enjoyed being an LPN. Working in nursing homes taught me to how to patience and how to use my knowledge to help my patients to the best of my ability. My time as an alcohol and drug rehabilitation nurse helped me to appreciate the courage it takes to admit to a problem, ask for help and the strength it takes to work to get better. Working in a hospital taught me to how to work in a fast paced setting while keeping my sanity intact.
When I contemplate why I want to pursue a career in the medical field, I picture my high school allied health class where my enthusiasm for the field first started and I became a Certified Nursing Assistant. I have been around hospitals and doctor’s growing up, but that class opened my eyes to a new world. To learn extensive amounts about the healthcare field and have the opportunity to gain clinical experience has no comparison, to be able to learn hands on at that age, and know that I wanted to care for patients. To see all those elderly residents, to experience helping them and showing them compassion, it made my day, every day I was there. The fact that I can do two things I love, learning new things and helping people get better excites
The health career that I am most intrigued with is a certified registered nurse anesthesist or for short, CRNA. In the United States, a certified registered nurse anesthesist is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who has acquired graduate-level education and board certification in anesthesia. Certified registered nurse anesthesists provide anesthesia in collaboration with surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists, podiatrists, and other qualified healthcare professionals. Certified registered nurse anesthesists are the primary providers of anesthesia care in rural America, enabling healthcare facilities in these medically underserved areas to offer obstetrical, surgical, pain management and trauma stabilization services. In some states, certified registered nurse anesthesists are
I have helped my mother, who is a CNA, with my uncle who has MS. When I was helping her was when I noticed that becoming a nursing assistant will be my long-term job. I have learned so much from my mother and other CNA’s. I want to continue my education, so I can help the people in need. This paper will explore the job description, requirements, and salary expectation, including the path for a nursing assistant.
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. Charge nurses have a lot of responsible.
For CNA you will need to know how to feed a patient and to be able to dress, bath, help in and out of bed, mouth care, and how to properly take care of a bed sore. To be a CNA it takes a minimum of one year of experience, active CNA license, and CPR/BLS license.
Evolution from Novice to a Beginning Professional Nurse Looking back when I started my nursing school, I can proudly say that I have evolved both physically and psychologically. I was not sure if nursing was the right choice for me at first because I had difficulties interacting with people outside my family circle. The first semester was challenging for me because I did not know how to interact with my class mates and felt isolated each time there is a class activity. I joined a study group later that semester and it has been an excitement ever since.