I think that some of the posters are being a little hard on the OP. Either they've forgotten what it's like to be at the bottom of the totem pole or they've never been there at all. It's all well and good that a CNA is being advised to be a patient advocate, but where is the role model that she is supposed to learn that from? If the RNs and LPNs are not active in that role, how can we hold her to a higher standard.
It seemed to me that all the OP wanted in her original post was a little support and maybe a few strokes for the good job that she was trying to do. The reasonable suggestions that were made to her - approaching administration, asking for more help - she's tried those. If she refuses to do the tasks assigned to her, in the time frame given, she'll probably lose her job. That's not going to solve anything.
The one viable suggestion that I read - report the nursing home to its regulatory body - this may not have been something that she knew about. But now she does.
And for the posters that thought she was making excuses or not acknowledging her errors, I don't see any thing that she's done wrong. True, getting people up and dressed that early may not be ideal, but I don't think that it's abusive - unless she's dragging them out of bed against their will.
So to Ms. Nurse Assistant: My advice to you is to go back to school, get a degree and a license, so that you will be in a better position to advocate change.