I am 23, and I recently started working as an RN in a LTC facility that I have worked at as a CNA for 5 years. I have always gotten along with my coworker; CNAs, Nurses, and administrator alike, but since I have taken on my role as a nurse the aides who were once my allies and my cheerleaders throughout nursing school have turned against me. They disrespect me, they don't listen to me, they talk back, and are just plain nasty to me. I have shared my frustrations with the DON but since this goes on after she leaves (I work 3-11 and some over nights) she hasn't been of much help. This has been so frustrating to go from loving my job to dreading walking in the door each afternoon.
I'm looking for some advice on how to deal with this situation, whether it be leadership advice, tips on delegating, dealing with difficult coworkers, and how to better get my point across to HR and my DON about what is going on.