My First CNA Fest

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Oh the places we can go! I hope to see all of us go to NAHCA CNA Fest 2023 in Little Rock, Ark! We can come together as CNAs to share our passion and celebrate our achievements. For those of you who h...


Living On The Autism Spectrum

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April is Autism Awareness month. So you may see a blue porch light or multi-colored puzzle pieces, both of which have become symbols for autism support and awareness. These things are important becaus...


Let’s Get to Brushing!

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I work as a CNA and a preceptor on the morning shift. When I train new CNA’s, I have to slow down to teach them as we go. However, working in a memory care unit can be very eventful, and it can be str...


Brrr…It’s Cold in Here

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December is here. For me this month brings kids being out of school for two weeks, lots of families visiting my residents for the holiday, and — of course — the joy from the most wonderful...


Staycation, CNA Style

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Summer has felt crazy this year. The kids are restless and running out of activities to keep them busy. They can’t even swim in the pool because this heat makes it feel like a hot tub. So, they ...


Burned Out or Bummed Out?

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As I spent some time watching my son play his video game today, instead of enjoying the precious time that we would never get back I found myself thinking that I have four more days of work this week....


CNA Stress and Anxiety

I remember one of the first things I learned as a CNA was to leave personal issues at the door. I understood, we need to greet each resident with a smile. Soon I realized just how hard that really was...