Hey Desert Rain :-)
Just wondering.... how is a CNA uniform different from a nurses uniform? i thought they all wear scrubs
about the respect.... try to remember that all the nurses had to start somewhere, too.
I often feel looked down on, too. Not as a CNA (i am not a cna yet), but in general. But i have learned by now to ignore what other people think and focus on me & my family and the progress that WE are making. When we first started out here two years ago we were *really* poor. Now we still are, but not as bad ;-) and i am starting school and i am working, and we have two little girls (1&3). So I believe i have every reason to be proud of myself, even if i dont have a college degree yet. And once I do, we will know that we really worked our way up and didnt just get everything handed to us.
So if you feel like a nurse is disrespecting you, just remember that either she was once a CNA too and unfortunately forgot about that, or she never was, and then thats too bad ;-)
Hang in there :-)