Delmi's Becoming a CNA (Week 5)
Delmi looks back on her fifth 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 5 Q&A with Delmi
We spoke with Delmi following her fifth 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?
Something I learned this week was that each unit is different. From their huddle to how they admit patients. For example, when admitting patients, there are different supplies needed per unit. I also learned how to use the EMR system for documentation.
Did you learn anything that surprised you?
Something that surprised me was how effective bedside shift report and team huddle is to begin each shift. A lot of valuable information is given during this time to make the shift change smoother.
What excited you this week?
I was excited to get hands on practice & getting a better idea of how it will be once I am a Certified Nursing Assistant.
What challenged you this week?
My biggest challenge was getting over my fear of not being prepared enough. But once I got on the unit, I realized it was not as bad as I thought.
What has the experience been like with your fellow trainees?
Everyone of my CNA Preceptors have been very patient and kind. They all have taught me many things this week.
On a scale of 1-10 how difficult was this week?
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.