Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certificate
What is A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certificate Degree?
To become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) you will need to complete a certificate training program approved by the area in which you’ll be working. The training varies, but there may be reciprocity between areas, meaning that you may be able to use your certification in other areas. Your training will need to include a minimum of approximately 85 hours of training and a passing score on a competency exam, which will probably have both a written part and performance part. You may also need to have special training in HIV/AIDS or other topics.
After becoming a CNA you will be able to have direct patient experience by helping patients with eating, dressing, and bathing; you’ll take temperatures and blood pressure readings; you’ll make beds, serve meals, and keep the rooms clean, including changing the bedding; you’ll set up equipment for other medical professionals to use; and, if you’d had the specialized training, you may take blood samples. All your work will be done under the supervision of a Registered Nurse RN or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).