I would like to start out by saying, “Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you.” What interests me in life is the passion and consideration that it takes to help or aid someone in need. I got into the nursing field because it gives me the satisfaction at the end of the day, that whomever that patient or resident was, they are satisfied to have someone take the time to give them one- on- one care. They confide in us to give them the best, they share a bond with us and just want and needs someone to give them respect.
I got certified at the age of seventeen, and being that young, and deciding to be a certified nurse assistant; requires a good heart to pursue that kind of nursing occupation. When people think about certified nurse assistants, they think that it’s just “wiping their behinds, or takin
care of old people.” It’s really taking care of an individual that could be your grandparents or parents and one day possibly you. I always say, “It’s not what you do; it’s how you do it.” When I come into Delmar Gardens West everyday, I think about all my residents that I take care of daily, and they shouldn’t be treated just any kind of way, they still do have dignity you know. Certified nurse assistants are the real back bone of nursing because we are the first and the last people that see these people at the beginning and end of a shift. We interact with them, know they’re different personalities, and share closeness with each other if they are being treated fair by that aide.
Certified nurse assistants do so much work to receive little to none pay, but you have to put the money behind you and think about the good deeds you are doing for them. Sometimes you get some residents that will nag and want things to be a certain way or in a certain place, you just have to bare with it because you never know what they are thinking and that could be something that makes them feel like their in their own home. When I work with my residents I do the...