19 Aug CNA Certification Course
CNA is short for Certified Nurse’s Assistant. A CNA works an important job in a variety of healthcare settings. A CNA can work in a hospital, clinic, nursing home, hospice, adult care center, and within assisted living facilities. And a CNA works alongside the other medical personnel relaying information between patients and their nurses. For instance, a CNA’s daily responsibilities might include assisting patients with their daily care, focusing most on a patient’s social and emotional support (So vital in a medical facility). Because the work a CNA performs is in such high demand, the job opportunities are usually numerous. It’s the kind of job where a qualified candidate would have options.
But the job a CNA performs is as challenging as it is rewarding. It’s challenging both mentally and physically. A CNA is likely on his or her feet throughout a shift, and moving between rooms to assist with the needs of multiple patients. And it’s emotionally challenging because often medical professional work in difficult and even stressful environments. But there are rewards that come from the challenges of the workplace, from helping another person and making a real difference in his or her life.
It’s also important to note that many CNA’s don’t work as a CNA throughout their career. It’s also a perfect starting point for someone interested in becoming a Registered Nurse (RN). Many nursing students do become certified and work as CNA’s to gain clinical experience before they begin their nursing careers.
If you are wondering about CNA certification, or if you have any questions about the details of the CNA certification program, call the office at the Billings Community Adult Education Program today.