I was given a trainee for four hours last weekend. I told her to follow me, and I would get her some hands on experience. I love having trainees...when they want to learn. This woman spent most of her time texting, even after i repeatedly told her she wasn't allowed to ahve a cell phone on the hall. I had to force her to come in rooms with me, it was pretty much awful.
Then when I was given her again the next night, the poop hit the fan...literally. Two residents died within 15 minutes of each other, and I was working short with a new aide and this trainee. Since the girl showed no interest in learning the day before, I kind of ignored her, just told her to follow me. Well she did, but later that night (after I had left) she walked out saying she had been there four days and nobody would train her! Well I'm sorry, but I'm not there to train you when YOU get good and ready. I have so much going on it's hard to train people anyways, but if they're willing to learn I'm fine with putting in the extra effort. This girl didn't care (other CNA's said same thing about her) so when I got busy, yes, I didn't sit there and explain everything to her. Needless to say I was offended to a degree. I have always gotten 5 star ratings (preceptors at my facility get evaluated by trainees).
But to end the rant, how many CNA's out there feel they were trained well?
I personally think my training sucked. The other girls were really mean to me. I had to learn everything on my own. I think that's why I feel drawn to new people. I don't want anyone to go through what I went through.