Tagged: CNA to RN
I’ll be graduating from ADN- RN program in a few months. A new grad working on m/s ask his CNA to ambulate a patient. As he walks away this CNA said to me , ” when you become nurse don’t be lazy because you guys can walk your patient too”. Any suggestions to make it easier for a CNA like me transition into the RN position without being ridiculed because you’re delegating and just trying to get caught up with your work and other patient care.
It is good advice … you know how hard CNAs work, so don’t be afraid to get dirty. That being said, when it is time to delegate something that you think they are going to take as being dumped on, explain why you are doing it and what other tasks you have to be doing right then, they they can not help you with. I think it helps for nurses to have worked as CNAs before becoming a nurse, but just remember, once you are a nurse, you have to take care of all of the nursing tasks, and some of that may include delegating tasks to others.
I’m just worried that when the time comes I’ll end up doing all the work because I don’t like to ask for help and it drives me crazy to see patient’s room in a mess and spend my time doing that instead of working on my nursing responsibilities that is actually necessary for patient care. I wish CNA’s would understand why we’re delegating and thank you for a great advice. I will definitely let them know why I needed their help when I’m busy. Thank you!!!
As long as you don’t rely on your aides they will treat you great. As long as you both are working hard your aide will notice. Just remember if you have time to do it yourself do it, work as a team and make your aide feel valued and appreciate the work. Teaching is a huge bonus too.
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