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Become a Certified Nursing Assisant (CNA)

Become a Certified Nursing Assisant (CNA)

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What is a Certified Nursing Assistant?

Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant is the perfect stepping-stone into a career as a nurse. While a CNA is not technically a nurse, CNAs work alongside nurses, and most progress to LPNs and RNs. CNAs usually work in hospitals and clinics, but they do not have the same amount of training and education as they RN counter-parts. CNAs have plenty of patient interaction, but they are limited in what they can do.

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    I'm starting a CNA course this Thursday and I hope it's not a waste of time finding a job like when I was training for Medical assistant.

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    Understand the requirements to become a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant). Being a CNA is a great entry way to a lifelong career in the health care field. Many CNAs continue on to become LPNs or RNs. Discover how to become a CNA and pass your CNA exam. Here one nice post about "An Overview of Certified Nurse Assistants and Roles":
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    almost 3 years ago

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    I am going to school in the fall for CNA program and was hoping to start the Surgical Tech in the spring and was wondering if I had to be a LPN or RN before I could start on that career choice?? Advice anyone??

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    cufulford

    over 3 years ago

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    LindaJaskowiak

    over 3 years ago

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    Nursing Assistants provide the base to caregiving and becomes the eyes/ears of the healthcare team. Each state has a different requirement for the length of the training; in Wisconsin we are required to have 120 hours of training (88 classroom/lab and 32 clinical). Several nursing schools mandate that their students become certified in order to gain entrance into their school of nursing and as the writer below states it is a perfect stepping stone into the healthcare field...not only in nursing, but for many healthcare professions. If you have any other questions about this profession please contact me at I'd welcome an opportunity to answer your question.
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    CNAluv

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    CNAs report directly to their Charge Nurse. They preform ADLs, or activities of Daily Living for those who need assistance. They assist with bathing, dressing, hygiene, toilet visits, meal time, getting around, ect. CNAs are the part of the medical team that often has the strongest rapport with the residents since they are in frequent and close proximity. This is a great resource for nurses but if you're looking for more CNA information like how to become a CNA check out http://cnatestcoach.com - a free and helpful resource on everything CNA.

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