I just graduated from school in may and got my license in June of last year, I also just turned 21 in October. I work at a skilled nursing facility and have been working there since September. I have the problem of working with CNAs that are mostly older than me, so therefore a lot of them don't respect me. I ask them do to things (not all the time) that are with in their scope, I help out when I'm able, and I always try to be nice to everyone and have a smile on my face. Problem is that I feel like they don't have respect for me not want to listen to me, also have one that is an agency hired aide that gives me an attitude and talks behind my back 99% of the time she works. I'm just sick of it and don't know what to do. I just feel that those that give me problems (not anything I can report them for) don't take me seriously because I'm so young. What can I do? Are there other young nurses that have this problem???