Certified Nursing Assistants
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA’s) help people with basic medical needs as well as daily living activities. You can find CNA’s working in many different places such as nursing homes, assisted living centers, basic care facilities, hospitals, clinics, and in a person’s home.
CNAs often assist with bathing, dressing, feeding, grooming, and transferring people. They check vital signs, answer call lights and report and document a person’s health information. They often are the eyes and ears of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN) by keeping them informed on a person’s wellbeing. Because of the personal nature of the job CNA’s should be compassionate, patient, and enjoy helping others.
A CNA must:
- Be at least 16 years old
- Complete an approved competency evaluation training program consisting of a 75-hour training course and testing.