Certified Nurse Extern at The Johns Hopkins Hospital
almost 2 years ago
It depends on the unit. On my unit, I do typical nursing technician duties. Bathing, toileting, dressing, tube feedings, vitals, glucose checks, inserting urinary catheters, tracheostomy care. On some units, the CNE's draw blood and insert peripheral IV catheters. On some units, the CNE's are assigned to a nurse preceptor and do registered nurse tasks during the shift.