About Me

Hello everyone, my name is Helen Conner and I'm a Certified Nurses Assistant. And I'd like to welcome you to my web site, CNA Training. I always had a dream of working in the health care industry, but knew it would be difficult due to financial and time constraints. But there is a way to make your healthcare provider dreams come true -- become a certified nurses assistant! On this site I'll be giving you advice and writing articles about the many different facets of this exciting and rewarding industry. I hope you'll read some articles and and inform yourself before taking the next step towards your new career. Good luck!

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How to Become a Nurse Assistant

The typical job description of a nurse assistant has to be looked at from a patient’s perspective. For the patient, a nursing assistant is the primary point of contact for anything that he or she may need from bed-sheets to medication. The patient sees the nursing aide as one who they can trust in time with his or her needs. The job of a nursing assistant can be rewarding and demanding both at the same time.

But a lot of the success of a nursing assistant depends upon his or her temperament, mental and physical toughness and flexibility. Also important is the compassion and alertness in times of the patient’s need. A typical nurse assistant answers signal lights, bells, or intercom systems to determine patient’s needs.

Although the above is not an exhaustive list of the tasks performed by a nurse assistant, they more or less sum up the major activities that a nursing assistant is required to do as a part of the job. Another important function that a nursing assistant performs is collecting information about a patient’s history and the tests performed and reporting the results of the same to the doctor or nurse concerned. Also included in nursing assistant duties is constant monitoring of the patients health and reporting any abnormalities to the supervisor. All said and done, a successful nurse assistant should have a helping attitude.

Almost every CNA training program stresses on physical and mental toughness for all applicants who wish to apply for such jobs. A typical CNA test would contain two components namely a clinical examination and a theoretical test. In the clinical examination, one will be tested in the practical aspects of the job, and in the latter, there will be a battery of questions to answer. It is necessary to clear both these tests in order to get the CNA certification.