No, really. It literally is. I don't have to argue at all about that. Read your job description. I'm willing to bet that any accredited facility specifies that your duties are performed under the direct supervision and direction of a licensed nurse. That doesn't mean you're a slave but it does unfortunately mean you should do what is asked of you, and if you have any questions or criticisms of those supervising you, they should be shared with the director of your unit, or whoever hires and fires you. I mean, if my director is told by the CNO to audit 20 patients for telemetry lead placement and the director brings me, an RN, the audit sheet and asks me to do it, then goes to her office and engages in a personal call for two hours....what choice do I have unless I'm willing to go over her and discuss my duties versus hers? What do you think the CNO's answer would be if I raised this issue? Think I'd work there very long if I bittered up and refused to do it more than once? Same thing. Actually it's even more critical for UAP to do what a nurse asks of you or explain why you can't, since the delegation is proper and it's in the best interest of patient care.
Eek! Have you taken physiology. And micro. And pharmacology yet? Maybe you're a genius. I survived law school prior to taking the courses I mentioned, and I still feel that these are "hard."