Quote from Five&Two Will Do
I work in a medical ICU, we do not have any nursing assistants most of the time. I was a CNA for 5+ years before going to nursing school. The term "CNA" work is really really insulting. NURSING begins with the basics. This includes being a sitter, or feeding someone, or bathing, or even, heaven forbid, wiping some poo.
It is repulsive to hear any nurse make these types of statements. No I do not personally like doing a lot of the things that I do, but it is all part of promoting dignity for the patient.
Repulsive? This is more than a little harsh.
The OP wasn't demeaning the work of the CNA, simply saying that she preferred doing the work she WOULD be doing if there had been a sitter available for the 1:1. She would have a nurse's assignment, and of course she'd be doing whatever patient care was necessary, that wasn't in dispute. But patient assessment and meds, treatments, dressings are NOT part of the CNA's job, so...why should she NOT be working as a nurse when that's what she is?
I believe you've jumped to unwarranted criticisms of the OP.....after all, you said you were a CNA for 5+ years before going to nursing school, so surely you must have WANTED to be a nurse--and presumably be allowed to do the WORK of a nurse, yes? Why disparage the OP?