I want to appologize ahead of time. This is mostly a vent really. I have worked with 2 different nurses (besides the regular nurses on my floor, the past 2 weeks. One was a traveler and one has recently transfered from our "sister" hospital. I work nights as a nurse tech. Now comes my vent...I want to know why SOME nurses treat their CNAs like they are not smart and are their own personal assistants. They can not answer a call light, won't help you turn your patients or change them...that is until....someone pipes up and says....so...you finally graduated huh? When are you taking your boards....once they realize you are a graduate nurse they treat you differently. Then they start helping you and talking to you like you are human and want to know why you did not tell them you graduated from nursing school
. Well my question is...what difference does it make and what does it matter that I graduated from nursing school. I am still a tech in the eyes of my employer even though they pay me new grad pay to do CNA work until I pass my boards. They should be treating their CNAs with respect anyways...and what I learned in school is it is all nursing regardless of if it is passing meds or cleaning dirty behinds. Sorry this just really upsets me. Perhaps it is because I have been on both sides now and made a HUGE promise to myself that I will always respect any CNA or secretary that works with me. I will always remember what it was like. I just do not get why it should matter that I am a graduate nurse and not a CNA. I am still doing the same job.