Be A Certified Nursing Assistant

Have you ever heard of certified nursing assistant job? This might be a potential career for you.

Certified Nursing Assistant or called as CNA is a job in healthcare field where the person will be given authority to perform specific duties to assist nurses. The job also involves working closely to the patients and taking care of their physical and emotion needs. Being a Certified Nursing Assistant gives someone the possibility to get experience of working in various healthcare-related facilities including hospitals, hospice agencies and adult day care centers.

A good news is Certified Nursing Assistants are currently in demand in the United States. So I guess this could be a good chance for you in healthcare-related career. About the qualifications in being a CNA, you must be at least 16 years old and must be able to understand, speak and write in English. It’s better if you have a certification so you have better chance to get the job.

As other jobs, Certified Nursing Assistant also includes CNA training as an important step in becoming  nursing assistant. You can find the nursing assistant training programs which are offered at educational institutions and healthcare facilities. Some training programs might be short as 4 weeks while some are longer as 12 weeks. Training programs involve both textbook learning and hands-on training. It will also focus on interpersonal communication skills where this skills is one of the essential elements in becoming an effective nursing assistant.

If you are looking for a healthcare-related job, this might be a good opportunity for you.

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15 comments… add one
  • You can either take a CNA class and then pay $92 to take state exam. My sister just challenged the test. She got a CNA study guide from Pearson.com, paid her $92, got a test date, and passed the test.

  • My Aunt does this. The schedule is a little hectic for her but she loves the work.

  • It is very difficult to get Nursing Assistant certificate in my country.

  • My husband’s aunt is a nurse and she managed to find very well paying job in Switzerland. Now they’re buying a second house – when she returns from Hawaii:)

  • It is not so easy to get this certification,but if you want to get it ,come on.

  • CNA certification is a logical step to pursue a nursing career and one can advance to take an online degree program later on.

  • That certification is a good for nursing career. My sister is doing that.

  • A hard working and rewarding job. Definitely worth doing the training for it.

  • tonypulis0

    Yeah Nursing certification is good for girls..

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  • excellent post, thank you for sharing i love reading your blog

  • Nurse is a good job for girls indeed,my older sister is a nurse too.A good nurse attends to her patients,so we often say nurse is a most beautiful angel in white!

  • Well its great to have CNA is you can get many nursing and health caring jobs especially in USA. Nice sharing!

  • Sounds like an interesting career choice for those thinking about a career in the medical World. It’s a good option if not wanting to go the whole hog of a full nursing qualifiction. Thanks for the share.

  • CNA is recommend certificate to get importance while proceeding your career in nursing. If you have capability and interest for nursing then go for complete nursing qualification.

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