Having taken a decision to pursue the profession of Nursing is a wise thing you might have made in your life, a life in which you will make an impact on many people with whom across in your job.
What is so special about the Nursing profession?
In order to answer this question, just ask for yourself a simple question – what does the teacher does to a student? It is the teacher in the school who teaches the basic things, nurtures your mind, and trains you to become a good person and responsible citizen in the world. Is it not?
Similarly, it is nurse who transforms a patient to a person and makes him fit enough to regain the earlier status of a person from which he became a patient due to health-related ailments.
The first stage in the noble profession of Nursing is to get trained and recognized as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
A number of career-oriented courses are offered by the healthcare industry to teach and train aspiring people to join the evergreen healthcare industry. One of such courses is the Certified Nursing Assistant course, where the pupils are taught the basics of nursing, how to take care of the patients and the preliminary but essential things one must bear in mind while treating patients.
A certificate that recognizes your knowledge about nursing is the requisite one for a person to take up the job as a Certified Nursing Assistant, or CNA, and one can start working under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
But a mere certificate will not give you much satisfaction. You should be compassionate enough to do the services of a nurse to the patient. You should have the kind heart to see and understand the difficulties of the patient and treat the patient with care, and more importantly, with a smiling face.
All the patients might not be co-operative to the treatments or might try to not cooperate with you, the nurse, and may also not allow you to render your services. You should be belligerent enough to deal with patients of such nature, exercise restraint, or patience in coping with such patients and try to explain the importance of medication to the patients and make them heed to your treatments. This service and the final end result of the patient getting cured from the disease is the greatest job satisfaction you, as a nurse, will get. You can proudly say that you had made an impact on the patient’s life and converted that patient to a normal person. Believe me; this sense of satisfaction has no limits.
To have this job satisfaction, you need to master the skills of communication as well as interpersonal skills. As a caretaker of the general well-being of the patient, you need to socialize with the patient, make him feel comfortable with words of motivation and also prepare him to face the ailment with courage. The nurse should also interact with the families of the ailing patient and also take them into confidence and make them feel good and not fear about the disease. Words of encouragement and motivation equally help a patient overcome his disease mentally and extend support and assistance for the treatment that results ultimately in speedy recovery.
As a CNA, you should have the passion and a caring nature to extend help to the needy patients.