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Interested In Becoming A Certified Nursing Assistant?

Mike Selvon/ArticlesBase

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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    CKBridges

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Can I work in the state of Texas if my Nurse Aide Certification has expired?

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    AWinkleblack

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I am a student LVN and have completed the 1st semester of classes and I want to pull out of this course and begin obtaining my pre-req for RN. I would like to know if I can take the Certifcation test based on my training as a student nurse.
    Please advise

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    gonnabeaRN

    over 5 years ago

    8 comments

    I am enrolled in CNA classes for the spring term... I have to have my CNA to apply to nursing school, can anyone tell me about what a CNA is paid?

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    Keniyla

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Im currently a medical assistant trying to expand my nursing career

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    Hardworkingnurse

    over 5 years ago

    16 comments

    How to become a CNA Nurse ? Where the close shool for me to go .I'm from Vicksburg,Mississippi .39180 .E-mail . Mablghs@Aol.com
    Thanks .Mary

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    jenzbenz

    over 5 years ago

    12 comments

    what is the difference between a certified medical assisiant and a certified nurse's assistant?

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    missingyoualways

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    i want to become a cna there really is no good reason that i can think of besides i really do love to help people and help take care of people that can't really take care of themselves........i grew up helping my mom transport elderly people and in nursing homes and i just love old people......also i want ot work my way up to be an obygn doctor and a family doctor i want to take care of people and kids and babies i want to help pregnant woman thru there pregnancy and deliever babbies bringing a new meraical into the world is just priceless the hear of a baby's first cry there first moment its irreplaceable........

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    Account Removed

    over 5 years ago

    I am interested in getting my CNA certification in Alabama. I was a CNA in Texas, however my certification has expired.

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    vandna

    over 5 years ago

    6 comments

    I would like to jion this job ,plz ontact me on my e-mail id =vandu_ms@yahoo.com,or varma_vandna@yahoo.com

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    maximrage

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    Very informative...I am taking my first nursing course in January to become a CNA

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    Samuel

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I would like to join this job so contact me with this number 6084089678 and E -mail aviato200@yahoo.com

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