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In addition to the other duties mentioned, the cna must be able to deal with difficult and challenging behaviors of the patients or residents as they may be confused or agitated especially if have dementia or the more specific type of demential, Alzheimer's disease. And this must be done so that the tasks of (ADL's) activities of daily living skills which include bathing, dressing and feeding oneself can be accomplished in a way that leaves the patient with a sense of dignity.
For more info on the general duties of a cna: US Occupational Outlook Handbook www.bls.gov/oco and can type into search 'nursing assistant' or such.
Here is another website: National Network of Career Nursing Assistants www.cna-network.org/ (It seems like an organization for those that are already in the field but there is also a message board section to peruse.)
Nursing Career questions?
Don't let your friend bring down your dreams. What kind of friend is that?
Though, standing on your feet is something that you should expect as a nurse. Perhaps maybe you should look into something like medical administrative assistant. Or, you could try and find work as a nurse or medical assistant in a place that isn't so busy - like for a family doctor as opposed to a big hospital. If you really want to go the distance, try to become a school nurse (though, that requires more schooling than just an AA. You'd need a bachelors, at least)
If you enjoy what you are doing, and if you don't stress out too much, you can manage as a nurse with your depression and anxiety. Nursing is a stressful job, so you will need to find ways to cope with the intensity of school and the job. Find ways to healthily destress, make studying fun, and seek additional help and guidance from your professors. And, lastly, keep a positive mind! Start by chasing your dream and ignoring comments that people use to cut you down (perhaps because of jealousy?)
How can I become a nursing assistant?
For general career info: and can search 'nursing and psychiatric aides' or such.
Please forgo those private $$ career/tech schools and instead opt for the more affordable county vo-tech school or community college as long as the program is accredited within the industry.
With schooling, please steer clear of those online, for-profit schools (may have 'bricks and mortar' buildings and may be 'accredited') such as penn foster, stratford career, university of phoenix, everest, sanford brown, kaplan, walden and others as they are merely out to 'make a profit' (and course credits may Not transfer): and can type into search.
Please also note that the nursing (as well as the mental health/social work) field is supposed to have a high burn-out rate.
For US colleges:
Please look into job shadowing/observing a cna in a hospital setting as well as a nursing home/long-term care facility (just fyi that in a nursing home facility that patients are referred to as 'residents' since most, unfortunately, reside there) before considering signing up for a program. Please also keep in mind if or when observing that some days may be more draining than other days.
For possible volunteer opportunities (usually a non-direct patient care): and the local hospital or nursing home may also have a need.