Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant

Nursing assistants work in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult day health centers, even personal homes. Wherever there is a need for personal medical care and assistance, CNA’s are often the one’s who perform the most basic needs for patients, young and old alike. They often work under the supervision of a nurse. Since aides have extensive daily contact with each patient, they are key to providing vital information on the patients’ conditions to the nurse.

Are you interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant and attending the best nursing school? Certified Nursing Assistants, or CNA’s are a very important part of the health care team that includes many personnel outside of nurses. A CNA helps to provide routine care so that licensed nurses can provide care that only they can perform, depending on the state’s Nurse Practice Acts, such as giving medications, creating care plans, nursing assessments, even assisting in surgery room preparation.

In order to become a CNA, you must go through Certified Nursing Assistant training, then take and pass your CNA exam.

Once you gain your certification, you are assured the security of lifelong employment opportunities, good earnings, and the opportunity to help people!

The qualities necessary to be a Certified Nursing Assistant are very similar to the qualities needed in nursing. A CNA should be caring, patient, willing and able to do some physically strenuous activities. Most importantly, they should have the desire to help.

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