I have been a CNA for one year and currently I am a fourth semester nursing student so I cam speak in regards of both sides...
Yes nurses have a lot on their minds, situations that are life or death take priority over any feeding or cleaning
so yes she might have been really busy, but the way she talked to you was inappropiate
there must be mutual respect between everybody doctors to nurses and nurses to cna
we are all there to do patient care so I disagree with sone of the comments you've gotten saying "I wouldn't have dared talked to the nurse like that, I wouldn't have disrespected her like that!" I want to say the nurse is NOT your mother and you owe her no more respect than the one she is giving you HOWEVER that also goes both ways..
probably she was stressed out or you simply got a crappy nurse
there are CRAPPY nurses and CRAPPY nurse assistants I have seen it all by now