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.

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Article About American Red Cross Certified Nurse Assistant Training For The Military

LANDSTUHL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Germany – As a Wounded Warrior in transition, Jennifer Trenkelbach saw a long-term opportunity and seized it.

As a result, the Army specialist is one of 12 volunteers to graduate from what is believed to be the first American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program offered at a Military Treatment Facility.

While assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Trenkelbach’s mission is to heal from a foot injury while a determination is made whether she will be able to remain in the Army or transition to civilian life. Trenkelbach hopes to remain in the military, but her newfound nursing skills will provide the opportunity to explore other career opportunities in the event she transitions to civilian life.

“I’ve always wanted to get into nursing, and it also gives me a chance to volunteer,” Trenkelbach said during the final week of the four-week course consisting of 168 hours of classroom and hands-on experience. The course was developed and taught by Red Cross officials, nurses and education specialists at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

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