I finally finished my CNA classes woohoo!
I went out last night after classes to celebrate. I ended up taking my roommate out to have a good time. I haven’t been out with him for awhile, so he was the first logical choice. Besides I also felt bad for all the messes and nastiness I had left around the house during my stressful class time. Some days I had enough time to sleep and feed the dog. Other days I didn’t even come home, because I had to work overnight and go straight to my CNA classes. It was a rough three weeks.
I passed the class and now I have to wait for my final state exam results to come back. I don’t know if I passed the state exam, but I feel good about it. The instructor was talking to me about working for a traveling CNA company after the test, so I’m going to take that as a good sign.
Once I get my CNA license number I can officially apply for jobs around the area. I would have to say I am lucky because some of the places pay pretty decent. More than I make now working overnights / weekends in the ER at the hospital. Many of the people I work with want me to stay at the hospital either in the ER or the OR. I’m not sure I want to leave the hospital, but I can get paid more at quite a few other places.
Everything isn’t always about pay
What my decision will come down to is if I like the facility, the way they treat their customers, the pay, benefits, and atmosphere. I’m hoping to do more research into each company before I jump into a job.
I have to say after all that hard work with no sleep and stress, that it’s good to have mundane decisions that can result in better opportunities for me. At least now I have choices, and choices are always good.- FBS