There's a radio commercial for a certain school's BSN program. I get the point of the commercial, but they did it the wrong way. It's a lady talking about being a CNA, doing tasks that you don't want to think about and the best part of her day was stocking shelves. She goes on to say that she got her RN and was doing more complex tasks, like writing care plans
, but that wasn't enough. Now that she's got her BSN from (insert school name), she's really doing what she loves.
I get the whole idea of the commercial, I really do, but I get so mad when I hear it. How dare the school belittle the importance of CNAs? The best part of their day isn't stocking shelves. And being an ADN isn't worthwhile? It just rubs me the wrong way and I was wondering if it bothered anyone else or if anyone has heard it.
Nov 10, '13
by Hygiene Queen, RN Guide
The best part of my day as a CNA was giving everyone a good wash-up, lotion and a good, smooth fresh bed to get into.
I also loved taking care of my bedridden folks and getting everything as perfect as possible so they were comfy--or at least looked as comfy as possible.
... Or how about when someone is covered head-to-toe in a nasty mess and you do a lot of hard work to wash 'em up so they feel better... no, no one likes cleaning feces or vomit, but to know you can step up to the plate and deal with it and maintain someone's comfort and dignity..
To me, that was rewarding.
Everything I did, I took pride in and I'm sorry some people think it's demeaning to be a CNA.
I understand some people can't handle it or they want to keep moving up that ladder-- that's fine...
But there's no reason to belittle those who want to and can.
It's a very important job that gets so very little respect.
Last edit by Hygiene Queen on Nov 10, '13
: Reason: Well, the grammar is poor but I fixed the spelling.