Interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant?
Serve a vital role as a certified nursing or medical assistant. Certified nursing assistants work in hospitals and extended care facilities, as well as home health care. In many ways, certified nurse assistants are the front line hands and eyes of any health care team. They observe patients’ physical, mental and emotional conditions and report any changes to nurses or doctors. While CNAs can be found in hospitals, the majority of them work in nursing and residential care facilities, where CNAs interact with patients on a regular basis and get to know them personally. If you’re interested in joining the booming health care field, becoming a CNA—also known as a nurses’ aid, home health aide, orderly or attendant—can be a good place to start.