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what is the typical first day an CNA?

Asked Des Moines, Iowa

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David’s Answer


Orientation, to whatever floor you are on. Like phones and patient call buttons. You most likely will follow another CNA, before you follow an RN. The supply room and the linen closet wil become your new best friends. New patient admits will also be on the list most likely. You may even find yourself helping a patient pack to go home. It’s busy, there is usually a lot of information to retain, but once you get home, you will realize how important your job is. You are incredibly valuable to the nursing staff, as well as the patients.

Hwal’s Answer

Updated Roanoke, Virginia


Happy New Year! I imagine your very first day as CNA wouldn't be much different than my first days at my previous jobs as CNA: you'll mostly likely be required to complete orientation and training to become familiar with your new employer and workplace, and get paperwork to sign. You might also work with HR or other staff on getting access to the medical records, facilities, etc. This initial training is usually paid. I hope this helps.

Good luck!


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