Have you thought about becoming a registered nurse? An excellent way to start is to become a CNA. But why? In early classes, nursing students begin to learn the basics of patient care like taking vitals and safely transferring patients, similar to the work activities of CNAs. Going into the healthcare field can be daunting. Becoming a certified nursing assistant can help remove some of your fear of the unknown before going into a nursing career. If you’re already a nursing assistant, you have a strong advantage going into a nursing program. You’re familiar with helping people and assisting [...]
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CNAs can work in various healthcare settings. It depends on your interests. If you want to transfer over to a nursing career, consider an area of care where you want to work later as a nurse. Suppose you want to work in a hospital. In that case, you could work in a medical/surgical unit, an emergency room, or an intensive care unit. Since the hospital is a more acute setting, there’ll be a higher turnover of people needing care. The requirements of each hospital will be a little different. So while looking for a job, ask about the qualifications [...]
Helping patients as a CNA is an essential job in the healthcare system. CNAs help maintain the dignity of each patient in a hospital or nursing home and ensure that all receive high-quality care. In healthcare, time is valuable, and healthcare providers don’t have the luxury of time. CNAs ensure that everything a patient needs gets done on time. For example, sometimes, nurses need to administer a patient’s medications. While on that, they need to get another patient’s vital indices. In such scenarios, CNAs can help get vitals so that nurses can focus on the medications. Because CNAs are [...]