Several factors can make a CNA or nurse aide truly valuable to the charge nurse.
1) BE AT WORK.
Really this can’t be repeated enough. Calling in at work does more damage to your reputation than most anything else short of abuse and/or neglect. In any industry, but particularly healthcare, nurses and aides are the single most important ingredient to continuity of good care. You know what happens when there are call ins- others have to pick up the slack. It’s not good. Be at work and call in only when you are TRULY so sick you cannot function as an aide. Let the nurses send you home if they so decide. The nurses will respect you so much more and keep you in high regard, if you come to work as scheduled.
2) BE AT WORK ON TIME.
Another issue that can’t be repeated enough. Nurses like having all the aides at work, ready to manage the units.