Resource Guide: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Resource Guide: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are trained health professionals that provide direct care whether in-home or in a facility to their clients who are unable to care for themselves. 

A Certified Nursing Assistant or CNA is a type of nursing professional that assists the patients with activities of daily living (ADLs) and other healthcare needs under the direct supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practice nurse (LPN). 

As compared to other nursing professionals, being a CNA does not require any college degree. Any prospective nursing assistant should enroll in a state-sanctioned training program and then pass a state certification exam. 

Building a care plan or care program is a part of the core curriculum of CNA training. These care plans help CNAs to stay focused and work according to the clients’ needs.

“There are only four kinds of people in the world. Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers. Those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.”

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