Hi I work as a CNA in a hospital facility in NY. I have been there 5 years while working to complete pre-req's for nursing. However after a rough year at the job along with a recent write up, I dont think I want to be a nurse any more. Most of the nurses on my unit seem disgruntled and miserable. They treat us CNA's horribly and it is generally an easy floor. Most of the patients are walkie talkie and the floor has a high turnover rate. The nurses are super lazy, they will look 30 minutes for a CNA just to grab a pt a towel or to grab some ice. I understand nurses work hard overall, but like I said the floor is easy and they get thru their charting and stuff in the morning.
Also the management is unsupportive. We are only required to work 3 12hr shifts and for the most part. My fellow CNA's and I work around each other to accomodate our individual school schedules. They nit pick over every little thing and I just am extremely burned out! I enrolled in an EKG/Phlebotomy class just to enhance my skills so I can leave that god-forsaken dept! There is too much drama and its wearing me down. I always been the type to ignore the drama but now I am fed up!!
We are often humiliated and disrespected at work and management does nothing to support this. I have gotten into many altercations because these people would always try to demean me and im sick of it
I have been also considering changing career goals. I am currently considering a career in occupational therapy. I think it would be better for me .
The problem is I make 22/hr at my job. I am really unhappy and want to leave, but i dont know where i would make this much money, but i absolutely hate it. I call out sick at least 1 every month or 2 months, Im thankful for my job at times like this, but at the same time I absolutely hate it. Any advice would be great