I have been a floor nurse on a memory care unit for a few months now and was recently told that some CNA's say they do not want to work with me because I do not give them enough support.
This came as a shock to me as several of the CNA's have told me what they like about me being the nurse on that unit. They say previous nurses spent much of their time in the nursing office on cell phone or computer. They said they like that I am on the floor most of the time and help monitor and assist the residents.
I spend about 15 mins. in the nursing office eating a quick sandwich and ordering meds. Other than that I am on the floor giving meds and assisting with residents. I do not bring my cell phone to work. Only once in 2-1/2 yrs. has my family called me at work.
I was not told which CNA's feel they need more support or what support they need.
I'd love for the CNA's here (especially those from assisted living or Alzheimer's units) to tell me what they need from the LPN.
Thanks for any tips you are willing to share!!!