why so mean?

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    Hey fellow CNA's and student CNA's. I am currently in my last week of classes for my CNA training. Graduation is Friday. I love it. Figure this will be a great job while I am going to school for my Associate's for RN. York county nursing home, not bad. (This is in PA, if anyone is lost). Love the girls in my class. But please tell me, once you go on the floor for clinical, and lab, why are LPN's and fellow, already graduated CNA's so mean? Do they forget that they have been where we are trying to go? We are only trying to make your day go by smoother and easier, by doing all the dirty work, but meaningful for the residents. So hey cut us some slack. We don't need sarcasm, or being treated like what we are doing does not count or that you are so much better than us. We all fit in a wheel of care. Help us out and remember you was once me. Remember back to your first week on the floor. I love working in the health field, but some of our fellow nurses look down on us and make us feel worthless. How about tommorrow going to work and saying something nice to student nurses, or CNA's. Sometimes it can make a world of difference in the care that they give to the residents. This was said with love. Just was a little fed up today! P.S (and the teachers sometimes can go a little bit overboard with their remarks also, I believe we are all grown up, treat me with the respect I give you as an adult.
    Last edit by johnsonprn2 on Nov 13, '06

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    I actually will use your post to I guess 'pay it forward'. It is too often we take them (helpers of any kind) for granted. I don't have any CNAs or aides of any type but i do have staff that I can tell my appreciation too.
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    I blame stress. It's a stressful job and sometimes the stress is taken out in the wrong direction.

    My little secret is I hate orientating people. When things get busy I have my routine down, I know the residents, and can handle things as they pop up. As much as I love having the extra hands to help, I don't have the time needed to explain things.
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    hello!!!
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    Quote from Marguerite
    hello!!!

    Hi ! :wink2:
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    Honestly, because students get inthe way. We are already short staffed and have too much too do in a short amount of time. Now, don't take this the wrong way, we are glad you take twice as long to do showers and 5 times longer to get vitals, you get stuff done, but your still in the way. Its very annoying! I'm sure this sounds rude and all, but its true. Once you get working in the field and have to train a student, you will understand. We don't ask to train you, you are given to us to deal with. But, don't get discouraged, once you are an actual employee and prove yourself a hard worker, you won't be looked down upon. Congrats on your graduation and good luck to you!
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    Quote from JentheRN05
    I actually will use your post to I guess 'pay it forward'. It is too often we take them (helpers of any kind) for granted. I don't have any CNAs or aides of any type but i do have staff that I can tell my appreciation too.
    thank you, a little kindness can go so far
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    JJEZZZZ , without knowing it you have just made every student that reads this thread feel horrible about being a student. Did you forget what it's like to be a student???? Shame on you.....the OP did not need to hear crap like this.....and I just looked your not a nurse.....Well guess what looks like you are a nursing student or trying to be....your time is coming....

    Quote from valifay
    Honestly, because students get inthe way. We are already short staffed and have too much too do in a short amount of time. Now, don't take this the wrong way, we are glad you take twice as long to do showers and 5 times longer to get vitals, you get stuff done, but your still in the way. Its very annoying! I'm sure this sounds rude and all, but its true. Once you get working in the field and have to train a student, you will understand. We don't ask to train you, you are given to us to deal with. But, don't get discouraged, once you are an actual employee and prove yourself a hard worker, you won't be looked down upon. Congrats on your graduation and good luck to you!
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    Quote from valifay
    Honestly, because students get inthe way. We are already short staffed and have too much too do in a short amount of time. Now, don't take this the wrong way, we are glad you take twice as long to do showers and 5 times longer to get vitals, you get stuff done, but your still in the way. Its very annoying! I'm sure this sounds rude and all, but its true. Once you get working in the field and have to train a student, you will understand. We don't ask to train you, you are given to us to deal with. But, don't get discouraged, once you are an actual employee and prove yourself a hard worker, you won't be looked down upon. Congrats on your graduation and good luck to you!
    I'm curious, how did you feel as a student? Did you like to be spoken to like this? "You're in the way" really??? I have trained new people in many former occupations and yes, they are slower. That said, you NEVER make people feel like they are in the way or too slow. It's just inhuman. I'm not sure what you do, but it sounds like your day gets hectic and I understand that, as I have worked as a CNA in a LTC facility. It's hard and I totally respect all the nurses. I think a key word here is respect. We're on the same side... Lastly, no one in this world has the right to look down on anyone else and students shouldn't be forced to try to struggle to not be treated poorly. There is no excuse for that.
    Shaun
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    Quote from valifay
    Honestly, because students get inthe way. We are already short staffed and have too much too do in a short amount of time. Now, don't take this the wrong way, we are glad you take twice as long to do showers and 5 times longer to get vitals, you get stuff done, but your still in the way. Its very annoying! I'm sure this sounds rude and all, but its true. Once you get working in the field and have to train a student, you will understand. We don't ask to train you, you are given to us to deal with. But, don't get discouraged, once you are an actual employee and prove yourself a hard worker, you won't be looked down upon. Congrats on your graduation and good luck to you!

    Thinks the poster above has some serious issues. How in the world can they speak from a nursing perspective so 'intelligently:chuckle ' and not be a nurse, unless they have multiple personalities and one of them looks down on the other one :roll
    Okay tooo funny and enough with the jokes -

    All student nurses please disregard the unkind poster above and realize that alot of us do appreciate you
    Last edit by JentheRN05 on Nov 19, '06


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