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What Is the Differences Between a CNA, an LPN, an RN and a NP?

If you are considering becoming a CNA, you may find yourself confused by the acronyms that define the different levels of nursing care providers: CNA, LPN, RN, and NP. Each of these acronyms represents a group of health care providers. So what’s the difference between ...

A Day’s View of Certified Nursing Assistant Duties

There’s nothing routine about the everyday duties of a certified nursing assistant (CNA), despite a checklist of expected responsibilities learned during training. The variety of duties in this growing occupation depends on regulations from state-to-state, and from facility-to-facility. But whether the job is at a busy hospital in New York, ...

What is a CNA?

When we are sick, most of us appreciate a kind word and a caring touch.  When our health concerns are serious and we are forced to rely on the competence of others, we all want a trained professional at our bedside.  Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are there at every stage ...

What To Look For In a CNA Training Program

Once you’ve decided to become a CNA you must next choose and enroll in a training program.  In today’s competitive job arena, employers are looking for the cream of the crop.  They know they can be choosey and are looking for more than a person with a certificate.  They want ...

Practicing Safely as a CNA

As a CNA there will most likely come a day when you will be placed in a dangerous situation.  The threat of a disaster or emergent situation is there for all of us.  It is no different in the healthcare setting where we bear the additional responsibility for the welfare ...

Job Outlook for CNA

As unemployment rates in America remain high, students enrolled in CNA classes may find themselves concerned about t job opportunities.  While telemarketing and customer service positions are being “outsourced” to countries outside of the US, and  machines and computers have replaced even the local video store clerk, the number of ...

Adjusting to Your First Job as a CNA

Adjusting to your new life as a CNA can be tough.  As you leave the safety net of supervised care giving and are presented with your first patient assignment, the waves of doubt creep in.  Even the best of CNA programs cannot fully prepare you for that first stressful day ...

A CNA’s Work Duties in a Home Health Care Setting

If you plan on being a home health aide after graduating CNA training and receiving you certification, it’d be a good decision. The profession of a home health aide is actually one of the quickest growing CNA occupations. These positions require you to nurse the elderly who refuse to leave ...

How Will I Find a Job as a CNA?

You’ve completed the requirements to become certified as a nursing assistant!  Congratulations!  You’ve worked hard for this credential and you deserve it!  So, what next?  Are you looking for a job to utilize your training and expertise?  How will you go about finding your first clinical position? The first thing you ...

Unique Opportunities for CNAs

Once you have been working as a CNA in a hospital or nursing home, you may find yourself longing for a change of pace.  One of the great things about certified nurse assisting is that the occupation paves the way for a wide variety of opportunities.  Your education, experience and ...

CNA Background Checks

Anyone who wants to get a job as a nursing assistant must understand the importance and necessary reasons for having to undergo a background check. A background check is a requirement these days for a lot of job fields, but they are especially needed for jobs in the medical field. Safety ...

Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant

If you like taking care of people, then the job of certified nursing assistant (CNA) could be exactly the job for you. A CNA works under the supervision of a nurse, and helps take care of patients in nursing homes, hospitals or home nursing care situations. CNAs Care For Patients CNAs take ...

A Day in the Life of a CNA

The work you will perform day to day as a CNA will largely depend on the healthcare setting you’ve chosen to work in.  One of the great benefits of working as a CNA is that you have countless choices available to you in this profession.  Hospitals and nursing homes never ...

Jobs as a CNA

Finding a job as a Certified Nursing Assistant is getting easier by the day, as the United States Department of Labor has predicted that nursing jobs as a CNA will proceed to grow at a quick rate up to and through the year 2016. Jobs in the CNA nursing field ...

Personal Hygiene Requirements for the CNA

If you are starting a career as a CNA, or Certified Nursing Assistant, you should always strictly maintain your personal hygiene. Germs are the number-one enemy of the medical profession and the lack of good hygiene can lead to disastrous consequences for not only a patient's health, but also a ...