How many Nurses had their CNAs before Nursing School? - page 4

I am asking these questions to help a friend out, to prove a point. Did you have your CNA before going into Nursing School? Is having a CNA required by law to go into Nursing School? Does... Read More

  1. by   Ladybug031302
    Quote from IcySageNurse
    ^ My point was that by requiring someone to be a CNA during nursing school it would take time away from doing more academic and scholarly things, such as research. I think more emphasis should be placed on turning out more intelligent nurses vs more hard working nurses.
    Wow. Nursing is about more than intellect. Any nurse who feels above taking care of a patient's basic needs is one I hope I don't have to work with. Doing the "dirty work" is unpleasant for sure, but we are all human and being able to take care of patients when it is uncomfortable for us allows for personal growth more impact full than taking a class or doing research IMHO. Being aCNA has allowed me to see what nurses do in a way no other entry-level position would. We all gotta start somewhere and there's no shame in providing care that assists patients with basic needs.