A typical day at work was face-paced, friendly, critical and educational based. I learned quite a bit working in a hospital setting. I believe every CNA who plans to work in a hospital after receiving their Nursing degree should work in a hospital before diving in. The set up and things you learn is much different than a nursing home or in home care. The environment at KUMED was vibrant and intriguing. Coming to work was never dreadful - tiring, yes but never dreadful. The hardest part of the job is getting attached to your patients and something happening to them or them having to leave period. It never truly matters what floor you are on, being in the hospital is scary and sometimes your patients can feel alone. Your job as a CNA is to treat your patients as if they're family. Therefore, showing you care as if they're family, will lead you to create a bond with your patient. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to make someone's day just by simply fluffing their pillow or helping them walk when they just got out of surgery. Most of the time your patients are so thankful - making yourself feel very important. Also, having a good team and friends makes the job much more fun to come to!
work environment and good benefits