So I took a CNA class in Spring of 2007 and passed the class, and I thought I passed my state test even though the lady did not seem satisfied when I took the blood pressure she liked how I did everything else. I called the school about whether or not I needed to redo the blood pressure part but they sent me a certificate and I thought "Well I must have passed" and did not look into it anymore. Well I did not know that the school and the state would send me a certificate and I just got one from the school. I never got any letter or anything from the state.
So it has been too long for me to retake the state test and I have just started work as a CNA at a local nursing home. And now my pay is being cut by fifty cents and I am only an NA. My boss did not check the state registry until after she hired me and found out about it a few days after I was on the job. It is a real pain in the ass not being able to give "direct patient care."
Luckily I was able to find and enroll in a CNA class that will last from August 20th to 0ctober 10th. And after I have sixteen hours in class I can work on any wing in the facility and give "direct patient care" as long as I stay in the class and become certified. I was looking forward to just taking my anatomy class but whatever. My boss is really happy about it, she is a busy person and forgetful sometimes so I am happy I just went ahead and took care of it by myself.
I like working at the nursing home, it just kind of sucks to take care of people (some of them are hateful) all day and then I come home to take care of the house and my thirteen-month-old son. I am so stressed about going to school and trying to fit studying into my schedule as well. Luckily I have my mom to help me and some assistance from the govt. I am a single mom and it is a relief to have something to lean on until I can get thru school and make good money at the hospital. (No bashing! I'm a young single mom who takes her kid to daycare and gets help from the govt and it seems like someone always has something to say to me about it.)