Quote from VANurse2010
Feeding and changing patients does not require the skills/education of an RN. All primary care does is stress out and **** off good RNs and distract from the tasks that cannot be delegated.
No, it doesn't require the skills of an RN, BUT, I enjoy doing those things for my patients and I enjoy the quality time I get with them. I like the conversations I get to have with them during said tasks and I would like to continue doing them even when I am qualified to do more than that. I know its probably not possible, especially with the patient load nurses have now. That's why, to me, primary care sounds like it could work. Of course I don't know first hand and I won't know until I get there myself, but in theory, i like the idea.
I certainly wouldn't like it if It meant I was jeopardizing the well being of my other patients, which it sounds like that's the case in the facilities that do this. Just saying, If the patient load were do-able I think I would like it.
I cant help but wonder if nurses in general would also like it if the patient load were do-able, or if they just don't like the idea of doing "CNA work".