I have worked as a CNA for 3 years. I am now in school doing the prereqs for the nursing program and I fully intend to join the RN program next fall.
For the most part, when I worked, the nurses didnt bother me at all. I did my job and they did theirs. I did have a nurse say to me a few times " Mr. Smith needs some attention". I would go look in on Mr. Smith and sure enough, he would be lying there in a huge foul mess. Now, could the nurse have cleaned him up instead of coming to find me? I guess, but I never really thought about that. She has her own job to do and its not my business what she's doing. While its everyone's job to help the patients, I dont think its the nurses primary job to clean up a patient when they already have a cna assigned to them. When I am a RN, I fully expect cooperation if I ask a cna to give "Mrs. Jones" some attention when I have other duties to attend to.