While in nursing school I worked as a CNA part time. One night the LPN that was working over me asked if I wanted to watch her put in a foley because we were getting ready to do lab check offs on it in class. I was excited and went to watch her do this. I watched her as she carefully set up her sterile field, when she got to the lube she opened the foil package with her teeth, then squirted it all over the foley tip, which she was holding with her bare hand. After cleaning the lady with betodine she went to insert the foley. Even I could see the urethral opening, this lady had actually had fully inflated foleys pulled out before, so it was almost impossible to miss. She went to insert it, and she missed... went in the wrong hole. I was like well, I'll get you another foley, she was like no, it's ok. She made the same mistake 5 times, each time attempting to insert the dirty foley into the urethra. Finally she's like well I guess I'll get a new foley so she laid the dirty one on the lady's bed. She was almost out the door when she turned back around and is like, maybe i'll try it one more time. And she did, and she got it that time. I told the DON about this but nothing ever got done, and fyi the lady did get a raging uti and died of urosepsis.