The job of a CNA is all about caring for patients and looking after their basic needs, and while the training requires you to learn many technical skills and you have to take patient vitals and update charts as well, certain things you learn on the job are truly priceless, and will stay with you forever. Being a CNA can change you, make you a better person, and help you throughout life.
At CNA school you will learn a lot of psychological school, and while you work with terminally ill, critically injured, disabled and elderly patients, you will acquire a lot of people skills. You will have to deal with depressed, anxious and distraught patients, will have to calm them down, cheer them up, and deal with their worried families. This can help you out if you decide to further your career into nursing, in various other fields, and even in your personal life.
Being a CNA you learn various practical skills to help others, such as ambulation, a technique to help people walk safely. This not only stays with you and comes in handy in other areas of life, but also teaches you empathy and helps you be a better person.
A lot of this job is about making beds, keeping the patient’s space clean, changing bedpans, and helping feed the patients. These kind of thinks instill a kind of meticulous and organized nature in you that comes in handy in every sphere of life and you can use these housekeeping skills and mannerisms at home as well.
Whether you love being a CNA for what it is, or plan to advance your career to being an LPN or RN, these skills will come in handy no matter what you do in life, and will help you conduct your life with ease and success in all areas.