What is it like working as a certified nursing assistant in a hospital?

I have an over-the-phone interview on Monday for a nursing assistant job at a hospital and I want to know what it is like before jumping into this. I've worked in nursing homes before but not in a hospital. By the way, I already know what nursing assistants do as a job (seeing how I work in a nursing home as a nursing assistant), I just want to know if anyone here is a nursing assistant at one and if so do you like it? Or even if you know someone who has that job at a hospital and if they like it that would be great.

Asked By: Bear - 2/21/2007
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It's a big difference. I like the hospital setting much better. Your experience will depend on the type of unit you will work on. I've always been a orthopedic/neurology nurse. I started as a cna. It is very fast paced. You will probably have more pts than in the nursing home, but more of them are independent. You'll... More
Answered By: Shellie - 2/21/2007
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nursing assistants do all of the go-fer work, change bed pans, wash patients, check vital signs etc
Answered By: barbjs45 - 2/21/2007
My sister tried the CNA for a little while. She says it is nothing but Cleaning Nasty A$$E$. She is now a phlebotomist... More
Answered By: Starla_C - 2/21/2007
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