Thanks any one who takes time to read and respond to this. I thought it would be helpful for my perspective ( and possibly others like me) to hear your thoughts on nurse aides or nursing students. I got my cna about a year ago to sort of get my foot in the door, as i was planning on going to nursing school. I think I had this glorified idea, that I would be soaking up information and wisdom. In reality I was surprised to find out i was often treated like a maid, or worse ignored altogether. Many of the nurses seemed to act like I was invisible, which was difficult because I was supposed to be reporting to them.
It almost seemed as though the nurses had a particular disdain at times more so than just the way a superior would treat an underling.
I am bringing this up not to bash nurses, but to try understand why it seems to be like this.
I wonder if some of it is a result of societies lack of respect for nurses, so they feel undervalued and somehow take it out on those under them?
Also i feel like reading over this the tone was a little unfair, I want to be clear that many nurses have been very polite and friendly.
Jan 24, '13
by Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
Well, there are good nursing students and bad nursing students...and there are good aides and bad aides. My perspective depends on which students/aides I have working with me at the time.
Though generally, I enjoy having students work with me, and there's no way I could get my job done without the help of techs.
Last edit by Meriwhen on Jan 24, '13
: Reason: correcting typo