OTA Program – Kristina Boyce
Being a CNA, you get kind of burned out. A lot of times, you’re just rushing and doing ADLs. You’re not getting to teach patients or spend a lot of time with them. As an OTA, you get to teach clients how to dress themselves—it’s just not ‘hurry up’ and you do it for them. And then, you get the one-on-one time that I really like. You’re only working with one person at a time vs. at the hospital where I’d get assigned seven patients at a time and you didn’t get to know your clients. As an OTA, I’m not just feeling like I’m doing busy work—I get more personal time with patients.