Role of CNAs
As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), you will be on the front line of patient care. If you enjoy caring for people who are sick or unable to care for themselves, then a career as a CNA maybe right for you. Your compassion and skill in patient care will help minimize the stress of patients, families, and provide much needed support for nursing staff. For many, becoming a CNA is the first step to becoming a Registered Nurse (RN).
CNAs, also known as nurses's aides, orderlies, patient care techicians, and home health aides, work under the supervision of a nurse to provide assistance to patients with daily living tasks.
As a CNA you will work closely with patients by serving their health care needs. CNAs assist in bathing, grooming, feeding, social and emotional support, and report vital information on patient conditions to RNs.