Is it me, or does everyone that works as a nursing assistant want to go to nursing school?! The trend I am noticing is that most nursing assistants are students too ( or soon to be). This is across two magnet hospitals in my area.
Yeah, so what if everyone is going to school? My area is going to be a hard place to look for any job that a new grad would actually want. Is working as a new graduate, on a med-surg floor, on day shift even possible?
Here is another trend I see. There is a lot of workers that are very unhappy with their current position (that are new grads). The common mentality is: the grass is always greener on the other side.
Nursing apparently did not use to be as job saturated of a market and people always unhappy with the current position he or she does. Those are the two things people keep saying on this site.
I really am not trying to be hopeless, but there has to be change for the better.
I don't want to be treated like I'm replaceable. There needs to be real relationships with coworkers from opposite generations. Managers should establish trust with CNAs and nurses even with a chain of command. Every time I walk into my job, I don't need to see every person scream with body language and affect: I don't want to be here; get me through this day as fast as possible. Friendships should be encouraged and a reality.