I'm a CNA working at a nursing home. I love helping people but it was not what I thought the medical enclosed space was going to be like .I'm working as a CNA to rescue money, to go back to university, to become a Surgical Tech.
I want to work at a hospital as a CNA, would it be a accurate Idea to volunteer at one, until a employment open up?
~good for you! No, the medical field was not what I expected it to be, any. I did Medical Assisting, but now I work for central sterile, where on earth the instruments are cleaned, counted, processed and sterilized for surgery. I earned my certification (CSPDT). If you could get hold of a job doing this at your local hospital, it would be a great advantage to you for surg tech conservatory. You will learn all the instruments used for unshakable types of surgeries. Apply for the position of "instrument tech". Keep applying for CNA at the hospital also. The positions at the hospital are far better than CNAs at the nursing home. Much easier! Good luck!~
surgical techs make pretty good money i am also a cna at a nursing home and i do believe a hospital is a totally different undertaking it just depends on what u are looking for. Yea i would so volunteer to see what its all nearly i do know that a lot of hospitals will train cna's to draw blood which wouldnt be all that desperate i also am thinking about switching to hospital work until i get my lpn. My friend have always worked in hospitals and he say its much better then a nursing home especially since u dont always see like peas in a pod patients everyday and if u work in the er it will be at lot more fast pace!