i think this is the real reason there is such a shortage of nurses. i mean theres waiting lists to get into schools all over, so i cant see a lack of supply. i see lack of desire. i got a cna position at a local hospital where i always wanted to work, i had great respect for them. i was beginning my final year at Rn school come the fall, and i had been out for 7 years ( talk about nerve wreaking)
I WAS happy to be there, but the CNA "training" me gave me her assignment, and went on with the head nurse to go learn skills doing ivs and such. i didnt complain, but when i didnt do her job just as she would done it, i got reprimanded and fired tbereafter. the head nurse kept making it verbally loud and clear that the other CNA who was supoosed to be training me ( who was in school for her LPN) was her favorite, but that should not have cost me. i called the DON after i did make a error, in hopes of keeping a job, and she told me to come in and work my next 12 hour shift and then see her in the morning. That shift went very well, i was getting things done right, and i felt positive, finally. was grateful i was going to have a oppotunity to discuss my "training" and at least be heard. the DON fired me on the spot, at theend of that 12 hour shiftwith no problems. told me to "remediate" my nursing skills. though i was working and hired only as a CNA , and i dont how many times i thought i had been clear that i had a 7 year absence from school, and was just beginning over again. it took all desire away from me.