I currently work as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and I have always believed that being a CNA is a very hard job to do. It takes a lot of patience, love, and devotion to take care of people that you honestly don't even know. Although it has many, many rewards...you develop this great love for the job and it is then no longer considered a job. It's simply everyday living. As I go through my schooling to become a Nurse, you seem to lose some of that closeness that you would normally have with a patient. Reason being...you have less time one-on-one with them. Work loads are totally different. It seems to actually be more difficult, it's hard not really being able to get close to your patients.