Calm down and breathe.
Starting anything in nursing is sometimes confusing and frustrating. Whether it's a CNA course or obtaining your registered nursing degree, you have to realize that at some point you have to take resposibility for your own learning. I understand how you feel, and many of us have been there and felt the same way!
My advice is this: whether you were told to read the book or not, read the book
. It contains valuable information that your state expects you to know about how to practice as a CNA. I'm betting that the book breaks down how to do all of your skills STEP BY STEP. Also, it may contain a link to websites that may give you further information about skills. Fell free to use youtube! I cannot tell you how much I relied on youtube throughout nursing school
to learn how to do something.
Lastly, common sense goes a loooong way in any level of nursing. For example, would you want to touch someone else's soiled linens without gloves on? Would you want to hold clean linens against your dirty work clothes? Things like that are common sense, and I bet if you thought about it, it's things you would do whether the book/video told you to or not. I'm guessing you actually DO know how to make a bed, it's just the "critical" steps that you HAVE to get right are overwhelming you. Try practicing at home with a pillow to substitute as a resident.
Knowledge is power! Read your book and do a little research and you'll be powerful! Good luck to you.