Learning to assert self with NCP's/PCT's - page 2

Okay so I am almost and old new grad.. been working for about 6 months now. I am having a hard time asserting myself to the PCT's/NCP's on the unit. Most of them are older in their 50's and... Read More

  1. by   DoGoodThenGo
    Sadly in many of these situations the "inmates" have been allowed to run the asylum to the extent management/administration does not back up staff nurses when issues with CNAs/techs arise.

    While there never has been a huge amount of prestige attached to nursing assistant postions, there are many whom would do the job if wages in some facilities weren't a step above MacDonalds.

    There are NAs here in NYC who tell me they make around $9/hr. That is less than 20K per year, you simply cannot live around here on that kind of money.
  2. by   not.done.yet
    I found it only takes once of me giving up my chair to a tech and asking them to sit down for a second, they have earned it, to get them to see me in a favorable light. A little commiseration/kindness has gone a long way for me. Sharing laughter helps a lot too.