I trained for my CNA certification at Rockcastle Regional Hospital
Certified Nursing Assistant (Clinicals) (Former Employee) – Mount Vernon, KY – July 7, 2014
I didn't get to spend a great deal of time here during my training, as my class only spent two hours a day, four days a week, on the campus, for just a couple of months. But the nursing staff that I trained under was friendly towards me and eager to help me learn, and to help me when I needed help turning and positioning certain patients when I bathed them. They made sure I and the other students felt comfortable when we went to the hospital and cared for real patients for the first time. The nursing department was understaffed at the time of day that we arrived, so they were very grateful for our help.
The residents who were fully conscious seemed to appreciate getting to meet us, and for our help and company. I enjoyed doing small things to help other people and make a difference in their lives.
The biggest problem that I had with this experience was that I got to put very few of my skills that I'd learned in the classroom into practice at the hospital, as we came in from 8:30-10:45 when most residents were being bathed, but I understand that we only were there for a short time each day, and that the nursing staff needed as much help as they could with bathing the residents when they were understaffed, and that this made a difference.