Interested In Becoming A Certified Nursing Assistant?

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One of the fastest growing careers in the country today is certified nursing assistant, or CNA. Quite rewarding both financially and emotionally, this is the kind of career that you can enjoy for many years, with plenty of room for advancement if you would like it. If you think that some of the aspects of this career may be just what you are looking for, you may want to see about getting into the field of certified nurse assistant to better your life, as well as the life of others.

As a certified nursing assistant, you will meet many challenges in your day-to-day work. Many of the assistants work in a residential nursing care facility and since they work closely with their patients giving day to day care, the CNA is often the first to recognize a change in the patient’s behavior which may indicate that an underlying condition needs to be examined.

When it comes to a situation where there is a patient who is in a long term nursing care facility, an assistant can be vital to this person’s care. By spending so much time with their patients in a nursing care facility, they are generally the first people to notice any changes in health or behavior.

This can be imperative when it comes to letting the doctors and other nurses know if there is anything else that needs to be addressed. The same idea goes if there are any changes in behavior, due to a switch in administered medications and so on.

However, there is actually more than one option when it comes to the field of CNA certified nursing assistant. Once you are accredited in this field, you can then begin to take on other jobs, like private nursing care, where home visits are required. These home visits can be for people who need temporary help due to a surgical procedure or an unfortunate accident or even for those elderly individuals who can use an extra pair of hands to help them with some of their daily activities.

Working as a CNA doesn’t mean that you have to limit yourself to working in a residential nursing care facility. There are numerous opportunities for both travel and expansion. Your job choices can range from working in a hospital environment, to working with a physician. No matter which direction you take, you’re sure to find your career path fulfilling.

People from all walks of life are finding good careers in the world of certified nursing. There are very few jobs that will allow an individual to travel, wear many different hats and help people feel better during times of illness. If you want a career that will meet this criteria, get certified to be a CNA.

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    over 1 year ago


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    about 2 years ago


    Hello! My name is Lola and Love to become a CNA and i have never been in medical field , please how do I go about it? Thanks. looking forward to your reply.

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    over 3 years ago


    I am looking at a vocational school to start in May, but I am considering CAN first..I have found some Homecare companies advertising on Craigslist that will pay for training but I think they are looking for livin-overnite CNAs in the dc area.

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    almost 4 years ago


    If you are interested in becoming a CNA in Wisconsin...please feel to contact me! We provide the State Approved 120 program in southeastern WI. Just a little advice tip...avoid on-line training programs as they are many times NOT recognized by the State's Nurse Aide Registry and you'll be wasting your money.
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    over 4 years ago


    hello i am cheryl,i am interesting in becoming a license cna nurse what are the necessary recreiments,how could i get started will it be possible for me to work and study ?

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    over 5 years ago


    hi im iris, a graduate of Basic Nursing Assistant...what will i do to be a CNA?

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    over 5 years ago


    does anyone know the address for the cna web site,where i can find the text book for the test? email me at

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    over 5 years ago


    My name is Eric and I'd like to become a CNA as a first step in the medical field and eventually become an LPN. Are there any programs offered for people like myself at home online, and is there financial aid available. I can be reach at or (803)522-5901. I do look forward to your reply.

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    over 5 years ago


    My name is michelle and i was wondering i want to get my cna and i want to know what all do you have to do. you can e-mail me at thank you so much

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    over 5 years ago


    I am a registered medical student and would like to become a cna. Can I just take the test and go from there? I have worked in the field for 5 plus years. I do have the previous background I just need the test. I have been cert. before for CNA but would like to know if taking the test is possible alone without classes?

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    over 5 years ago


    what college courses would i have to take if im going to a community college i really want more information on this field so if there is anyone that can help i would highly appreciate it you can email me at ( f_re_sita001@hotmail or ) for inforamion thank you once again =)

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    over 5 years ago


    I'm getting ready to start taking classes to become an CNA .I tried getting into the nursing home so they could help me get certified but they just will not help us in PA .Do nyone know any programs that could help me.

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    over 5 years ago


    i am a cna and i want to work as a cna in another state,what must i do

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