Working in a Hospital Environment

Working in a Hospital Environment

Certified Nurse Assistants who work in a hospital assist in caring for patients with health problems which range from minor to severe. For those who have health problems that they are unable to recover from, the role of a CNA becomes very important in their lives. CNA’s are there to make patients feel as comfortableContinue Reading

Becoming a Successful CNA – What Does it Take?

Becoming a Successful CNA – What Does it Take?

It takes someone special to be a great nursing assistant. Whether you work in a hospital, nursing home or in-home care your primary responsibility is help your patients do the things they can no longer do. It is vital to realize your own feelings about the sick and elderly because any and all negative feelingsContinue Reading

Tips For New CNA’s

Tips For New CNA’s

Being a CNA is a wonderful career full of rewarding experiences. There’s nothing more exciting than just finishing up with CNA school and venturing out into the work place with a brand new set of nursing assistant skills. With that excitement comes a little bit of anxiousness. You may be questioning yourself, and even over-thinkingContinue Reading

Guide to Red Cross CNA Training

Guide to Red Cross CNA Training

If your interested in becoming a certified nursing assistant, you may be able to take advantage of the training provided by the American Red Cross. The Red Cross is typically know for their lifeguard, CPR and first-aid training. Many people, however, are completely unaware that the the Red Cross offers both online and in-class CNAContinue Reading

Different Options for CNA Training

Different Options for CNA Training

With so many options available it can be tricky finding the CNA training program that’s best for you. For example, the American Red Cross offers a fully compliant, comprehensive nursing assistant program; but it’s not available in all areas. In many cases, finding a school or training facility is a the right option for CNAContinue Reading

What is the Average Salary of a Nursing Assistant?

What is the Average Salary of a Nursing Assistant?

2010 median annual CNA wage = $24,010 The Salaries for nursing assistants can vary greatly depending on several factors. These factors can include: Type of facility Experience State you live in Required duties In General, CNAs that work in hospitals can earn greater wages than those that work in nursing care facilities or in-home care.Continue Reading

Enrolling in CNA Classes

Enrolling in CNA Classes

When looking to enroll in CNA classes there are several different options, depending on where you live and the available schools, hospitals and training facilities. In some cases you will not need formal CNA training classes to become certified. For example, hospitals will many times offer free training. This training however will not consist ofContinue Reading

How to become a CNA – Start to Finish

How to become a CNA – Start to Finish

If you’ve done all of your research and feel that the CNA career is a good fit for you the next step is to start the process to acquire an official certification so that you appear on your state’s registry. You should know that not all CNA jobs require a certification. For example, most inContinue Reading

Healthy Tips for CNA’s

Healthy Tips for CNA’s

Working as a certified nurse assistant is very physically demanding. All of the lifting and bending can really take a toll on your body.¬†You are on your feet for a large majority of your shift, which means that you will be very tired at the end of the day. It’s essential to stay fit andContinue Reading

LPN Online Nursing Programs

LPN Online Nursing Programs

Just like CNA, LPN is a growing filed due to the increasing elderly population, among other factors. For many CNAs becoming an LPN is the next logical step towards becoming a registered nurse. For others the LPN position may be where they want to stay. The main advantage of LPN over RN is the factContinue Reading