Wow...it is Saturday & I survived my 1st week of my CNA class. And what a week it has been! Not only do I go to class Mon-Fri 9am-3:30pm, but I also work Mon, Weds, & Fri 5:30-9:30pm, so that makes for LONG days...plus, I have to find time to study in there! Granted, I can study on my days off of work (Tues & Thurs), but on those days, all I feel like doing is going home after class & take a nap! LOL! However, I don't, as I know that I won't be able to fall asleep that evening, so I just suck it up & HOPE to get some kind of studying done. LOL. I guess I can sleep in on the weekend...which is exactly what I did today! Although, I did wake up with a stinking migraine, which was NOT fun. Hopefully that doesn't happen tomorrow!
Anyway, as I said this was my first week of the CNA class. We have been doing a lot of book reading, video watching, and some lab work. We have learned how to properly turn a person in their bed, how to properly make the beds, how to use the mechanical lift, how to assist a person using the gait belt, and how to move them out of bed & into a wheelchair/onto the toliet. It's actually a lot more information to keep in your brain then it sounds like, but I've enjoyed it so far. We have clinicals in about 2 weeks, where we will go to an actual nursing home/assisted living facility (not sure which it was) and work with actual nurses & actual residents, so that's definitely going to be interesting! We will be split into Group A & Group B, and go on opposite days, so hopefully my friend, Jessica, who is taking the class with me, will be in my group. We don't know what group we'll be in yet, as our instructor hasn't assigned them yet. LOL. But, we will only go to clinical 3 days a week, so we actual get 2 free days during the week, which will be AWESOME! :) I just hope I don't screw up during clinicals, as this will be a big part of our grade to pass the class. *fingers crossed* We took our first quiz earlier this week, and I passed it with a 98%. I got 1 question wrong...which upset me, because it was the first quiz and we'd had a review just a few minutes beforehand. I mean, c'mon brain! REMEMBER STUFF!!! Our instructor even mentioned to us that the quizzes/class will get tougher as we go on, so I'm like CRAP!! I know that I just have to believe in myself & believe that I'll do well, but some days it's just so hard to believe that...especially when I'm completely exhausted from lack of sleep. I swear when this month is over, I am going to sleep for another month! LOL! I honestly just want to get through this class & get the state exam over with & find out that I pass & be able to start working as a CNA. Especially since my current job is on the line, as the position I have will no longer be available come August 23rd. Just another thing I have to worry about, huh? I try not to think about it, but it's always there in the back of my mind. Oh well, guess that's life, huh? :)
So again, I managed to make it through my first week of CNA class, and I do look forward to the next 3. I know they will go by fast & it'll be over before I know it, which will suck cuz I won't get to see one of my besties every day, but in the end, I'll feel very accomplished & that's what counts, right? :) And speaking of accomplishments, I think I'm going to end this here & go study my book & workbook while I have the chance. So, until next time, take care, stay safe, & I'll talk to you soon! Later gators! :)