What do people wish they knew before earning their Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)?

Here's what 26,828 Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) reviewers have answered when asked “What is the one thing you wish you knew before earning this certification?”

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“How joyful it is to help others, after receiving this certification it allowed me to realize how caring and compassionate I truly am.”

Aug. 22, 2019

“I never had a doubt in my mind that I should not earn my certification. I wish I would've gotten it sooner though.”

Aug. 22, 2019

“How heart breaking it is losing a patient.”

Aug. 21, 2019

“The emotional attachment to your patients and residents can be hard, but the job is rewarding!”

Aug. 21, 2019

“I could go straight to LPN program”

Aug. 21, 2019

“I wish I was told the many different ways a person could make money in this field.”

Aug. 21, 2019

“How rewarding. It actually is to be a Certified Nursing Assistant.”

Aug. 21, 2019

“I wish i knew how many people needed Certified Nursing Assistant so i could of got it sooner, and it would of help me save up to pay for my schooling to continue my nursing school.”

Aug. 21, 2019

“I wish I would of continued going to school to get a higher degree.”

Aug. 21, 2019

“The impact it would have on me personally”

Aug. 21, 2019

“I wish I knew how many places really hired for this position”

Aug. 21, 2019

“How hard or short staffed it could be at times .”

Aug. 21, 2019

“Further my career in Nursing”

Aug. 21, 2019

“That the CNA certification is required to progress to LPN and RN.”

Aug. 21, 2019

“The hard and difficult the work is.”

Aug. 21, 2019

“I had to work extremely hard to keep my job and not be late”

Aug. 21, 2019

“How rewarding it was”

Aug. 21, 2019

“Doesn’t pay as much as it should for the amount of physical and mental work it takes on you.”

Aug. 21, 2019

“I wish I knew I would be able to go right for a Licensed Practical Nurse program”

Aug. 21, 2019

“The one thing I wish I knew before earning this certification is to have realized that medical terms are competitive”

Aug. 21, 2019
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