Thursday, October 21, 2010

Oh yeah, guess what

I have been so busy slacking on my blogging that I forgot to tell you all that I PASSED MY CNA EXAM!

Yep, that’s right, you are now reading the blog of an official CNA. Don’t you feel special now?

Yeah, I know. Not really. That’s ok though.

I have been trying to decide what I want to do with myself now that I am an official Certified Nursing Assistant. Do I want to try like hell to get into a hospital? Do I want to just suck it up and do my time in a LTC facility? Do I even want to work as a CNA?

My instructor quit working for the college and ended up getting a PRN position as the Nursing Supervisor working weekends on the rehab side of the place we did clinicals at. I talked to her and she said she would put in a good word for me there, I can use her as a reference and that she would love to work with me. I just have to contact the hiring manager there and let her know I would like the job and I’m almost 95% sure I can get it. If I do get it, it would be perfect really. I would only accept a PRN position (so I can be flexible with NS) and would probably only work on the weekends.

So why haven’t I contacted her yet? I have no idea.


  1. Best of luck, whatever you decide. CNAs definitely have an advantage when it comes to knowing exactly what nursing is all about outside the walls of school! Congrats!!!

  2. Well done! Congrats!

    Where do you want to work when you become a nurse?
    That's where you want to work as a NA.
    Then you can see what it's like to work there and they can get to know you (giving you a leg up on the hiring).

    As for the chicken...tell hubby if he thinks he can do better the kitchen is all his :D

  3. Congratulations!!!! We knew you could do it!!!!!

  4. When I first started out, I started in an Extended care Unit....and worked up from there. My ECU experience counted as "experience" and helped me get that job in the acute care part of the hospital. Any experience is a leg up over anyone else who has graduated and hasn't the experience.
    :) Congratulations on your CNA! :)

  5. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <-- excitement!