Increase wages of certified nursing assistants to a minimum of 16 dollars an hour.

Increase wages of certified nursing assistants to a minimum of 16 dollars an hour.

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florence Horner started this petition to United States Department of Labor and

        Certified nursing assistants are a vital part of the health care industry. We are the eyes and ears, we are the back bone, and we deserve a higher wage. CNAs interact more with patients/ residents than any other entity in the field. We are the ones in their rooms, answering their calls, taking them to the bathroom, cleaning them up, feeding them, helping them in all daily aspects of their lives. We do the dirty, back breaking work yet receive none of the praise. A registered nurses avarage salary is a starting wage of 29 dollars an hour to about 42 per hour. Most CNAs make 10 to 13 dollars an hour. Yet we work side by side? Now I understand that RNs have more training, and liability. I love my nurses. Nurses are a very special kind of people it takes so much love and heart to do what they do. As I stated we work side by side and I do love and appericate them. However we do a majority of the one on one patient work. We also watch the patients and report changes to the nurses that they themselves do not see because they are not in the rooms with these patients. We are trained in basic life saving. We also typically work short with one CNA to 20 sometimes 4o patients. So essentially patients lives our in our hands. We choose this field because of our love for caring for people. Yet most leave the field due to an unlivable wage. Yet hospitals and nursing homes can't figure out why they have such a high turn over of CNAs. Currently a cashier on avarage makes more money than CNAs. Its time for this to change. Let the politicians and CEO of these facilities know that CNAs deserve more. 

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