So Nursing Assistants aren't considered "Nurses". If that's the case, then what are we considered? Certified ass wipers? I am a C.N.A. and am considered a "Nurse". We don't get the Respect we deserve. Just because, as some would say "we aren't Real Nurses", then who would do the "dirty" work for you?? We spend more time caring for these residents, that we know when something is wrong when they can't tell us, then we report it to the "Nurse". We know every little mark on the residents, that when they get a bed sore, we report that. I am shocked that there are still "Nurses" that feel like this towards N.A.'s. Gawd forbid that if a R.N. or LPN had to go back to doing the job as a N.A.