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Cora_Ann has 6 years experience.

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    Sick and tired of wiping butts...HELLP

    Respiratory or any of the mentioned above
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    LTC nurses...

    A lot of people where I work (which btw I still do LTC PRN) have complained about this same thing. And yeah I have worked with crap CNAs which makes it hard. I also know the stereotypes of CNAs. And the responses I have got to this post have pretty much just proven to me how LTC nurses really feel about CNAs.
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    LTC nurses...

    I hadn't to hear about because I am just a CNA I have no idea what nurses do, I am obviously awful because i have the audacity to say anything critical, among other comments..so how is that polite?
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    LTC nurses...

    Why is it when other nurses and EMTs complain about LTC it's just fine, but when CNAs who do a lot of the work complain it's not? Believe it or not I can actually see and read enough to know who is actually charting and who is on the internet. I also didn't say every single nurse I said most in my expierence (or was reading not apart of your nursing curriculum?) Have any of you actually bothered to go on the CNA portion of this board and see what our opions or expierences were?
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    LTC nurses...

    But you all do. Assuming I have no idea what a nurse does is making a pretty broad statement.
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    Burnout as a CNA and the impact on nursing

    Please don't give up and look for another job! I have expierenced this myself. And just remember this is not the nurse that you want to be.
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    LTC nurses...

    Anyone that says just a CNA or says we don't know anything can feel free to their job without us.
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    LTC nurses...

    I didn't mean it to come across as judgmental. But honestly a lot of CNAs that I work with at the hospital have had a similar experience. So have you as nurses ever wondered why we as CNAs ha e left LTC I favor of hospitals or have chosen to leave the medical field all together? I did state that I do have nurse friends and have met a lot of great LTC nurses! When my grandmother was dying I will never forget the nurse that hugged me and told me all was going to be on and she said she called her husband to tell him that she will see him when she sees him; and stayed with me all night. There needs to be way more like that imo. And to say I have no concept of what nurses do..umm ok how do you know whether or not i'm in school??
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    LTC nurses...

    There is no sharing an expierence on here or having an opinion obviously because if it's a negative one it gets turned around on you. All through high school I worked in activities at a nursing home and then became a CNA. For a long time all I wanted to do was work in LTC. But after so long of seeing things not be done and people not caring it was time to move on to the next thing. It's great that you all do care about your residents. By again this has not been the typical experience for me. There is no need to jump all over me and assume I am an awful CNA and person because this is the work expierence I have had.
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    LTC nurses...

    I still work PRN in a LTC because I love the residents and I have friends there. And it's not a typical nursing home. It's a long term ventilation unit. So everyone is total dependence and the nurses could do a lot more to help. I learned a ton from this facility though and it helped me get a hospital job. Like I said don't make some blanket defensive statement.
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    LTC nurses...

    Everyone is entitled to have different experiences and opinions. This is mine. If you love working in LTC and you take care of everyone then great. My expierence has not been that great so I got out of it and now this is the opinion I have formed from that experience. Same with of someone had a bad hospital experience or whatever it may be. As I said I have worked with some great nurses. And I have watched them get burned out because no one appreciated their hard work and the patient ratios were so high. Trust me if I found some great facility I would do it again. But don't judge me based on my experience or say this field isn't for me when you have no idea who I even am or how hard I work.
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    LTC nurses...

    Wow you don't know my expierences and things I have seen go on in LTC. Or the amount of hours I have worked and residents I have taken on. I stated above I have friends who are LPNs.
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    LTC nurses...

    I do realize that which is why I don't understand why an RN would want to that job. I love direct patient care. And yes we do have RNs that will leave their office and come help if we ask. Like I said I am not saying everyone. But the majority I have encountered I think got into nursing for the wrong reasons.
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    LTC nurses...

    That's great that you found one like that. I am just saying what I have experienced and I was finally done with it. And no they aren't what they should be and I truly loved the residents I had. And I do understand that med passes are no joke and you can be flagged for every little thing. One of my best friends is an LPN and we always have the same set and we work as a team all day. My complaint is that this is not the majority in my experience.
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    LTC nurses...

    Oh I know they are everywhere. But from what I have seen they are mainly in LTC. I don't understand why any RN would want to work in one of those places. All of them are awful with high patient ratios so no one really gets the care they need. I will never work in a nursing home ever again, and I tell everyone who is young and wants to do this to stay clear of them.
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    LTC nurses...

    I am in no way saying everyone; because I have worked with some great LTC nurses. However having gone from LTC to a hospital, LTC nurses are the laziest I have ever seen. They would never make it in a hospital setting and actually have to do direct patient care. I am going was so done with seeing these people sitting at the nurses station and taking multiple smoke breaks. Nurses in the hospital actually get up and will do anything you ask for help with, where as with them not so much. Hats off to any CNAs is who stay at these places, but it is not worth it. Yes
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