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What is a standard day like as a CNA, RN, Nurse, Nurse Anesthesist

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Kyrie’s Answer

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Depending on the type of nursing you get into. Hospital or floor nursing is the most challenging, high acuity, stressful but best pay and 3 twelve hour days. That goes for CNA as well. CNA is the most rewarding job but thankless and back breaking. I worked as a bathe aide for hospice as a can and loved going to give people showers that otherwise couldn’t. Hospice/home health and clinic/private practice are usually M-F. In hindsight, I should’ve waitresses or worked some form of customer service job since that is what nursing is, and your customers are sick, afraid, embarrassed, uncomfortable and probably in pain. So when they dish it you eat it.

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yoonji’s Answer

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Hey Keisha,

I would highly suggest you check out our Instagram, @careervillage, and watch our latest Story. We had a great CareerVillage volunteer, an ICU nurse at Stanford, show our community what a day in the life of an ICU RN is like. She not only highlights her own work but also her colleagues and how they got interested in nursing and what steps they took to get to where they are today. I highly suggest you check it out!


yoonji recommends the following next steps:

  • Watch "A day in the life of a nurse" on CareerVillage's Instagram Stories to learn more about the field. https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18018688315197171/?hl=en
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Renee’s Answer

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You need to be able to care for patients, assist doctors, every day is different, long hours, and need to make sure to not to get too attached to your patients.

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