Delmi's Becoming a CNA (Week 2)
Delmi looks back on her second week as a trainee in our 6-week program to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA).
View the first post in our series to learn more about Delmi and her motivation to enroll in the CNA Academy at Adventist HealthCare.
Week 2 Q&A with Delmi
We spoke with Delmi following her second week in the Academy to see how things were going. Here's what she told us.
What was something an instructor taught you this week?
This week we began to learn about the different body systems in depth such as the digestive system, urinary system and reproductive system. We also learned how to care for patients who are cognitively impaired to provide the best care possible.
Did you learn anything that surprised you?
One thing that surprised me was how aging can affect the different systems in our body.
What excited you this week?
I was excited for out safety companion class. We were able to learn how to deal with certain situations. We also got a lot of hand on experience with ostomy pouches, external catheters, and bladder scans.
What challenged you this week?
What was challenging for me was learning the systems. There was a lot of information given per system, but luckily our instructors allowed plenty of time for questions.
What has the experience been like with your fellow trainees?
My experience so far has been great with my fellow trainees. We had a fun activity this week where we were able to learn more about each other. I realized we all have a lot in common.
On a scale of 1-10 how difficult was this week?
I would rate this week a 4.
About the CNA Academy
The CNA Academy at Adventist HealthCare is an innovative program designed to support those seeking to start a career in patient care services as a certified nursing assistant (CNA). The academy offers classroom and clinical training, in a hospital setting, to prepare candidates to pass the CNA certification exam.