Well, I too have worked with some EXTREMELY lazy Nursing assistants at the facility where I am now employed. I sometimes think that it would be a lot easier to just do it myself. And sometimes , I do.
I have no problem assisting the NA's with their duties, like turning or cleaning an incontinent patient. I have never felt that I was ABOVE empting a bedpan.
Mito, honey, YOU are the one who needs an attitude adjustment! Let me tell you that you are in for a rude awakening when you graduate from nursing school. I, too, worked as a CNA through my final year of college and I know first hand what a tough job it is! But, I worked in a LTC facility and if I as an aide talked to ANY of the nurses, LPN or RN with any disrespect then I was written up and/or fired for insubordination. That never happened to me but it did happen to another CNA at that facility.
Like someone earlier said, it's best to say to the NA "can you help me lift so and so up in bed?" than tell them to do it. I find that a lot of times the aides KNOW what their job is and still grumble and moan about it the whole shift. I do not have time to babysit the nurisng assistants and have told that to the nursing supervisor on more than one occasion.
I think one of the biggest problems that some NA's have is that they fail to realize that Nurses can do their jobs but they CANNOT do ours!