Know What It Takes to be a Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are responsible for providing the basic support in medical facilities. They perform various duties like dressing, feeding, bathing and transporting patients when required. However, nursing assistants aren’t qualified to participate in the direct care of patients like drawing blood or conducting diagnostic tests.

However, it is still a highly rewarding career. In order to become a CNA, a college degree is not essential. The state issues the credentials, thus the prospective aspirants need to enroll in a training program sanctioned by the state and then clear a state certification examination.

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Before a physical examination by physician, CNAs must record weight, height and symptoms of a patient.
  • Responsible for dressing, feeding and bathing the patients
  • Help patients with motor skill exercises like walking
  • Help patients with mobility
  • Monitor and report any changes in vital signs, behavior patterns or personality of a patient to nurses

Desired Candidates

  • Able and strong individuals who can help unsteady patients in mobility without troubles
  • Who can work in a clean and quick manner. They should be able to maintain their focus while doing multiple tasks for different patients
  • Empathetic and has patience, doesn’t make the patient feel unsafe when something is wrong
  • Interested in pursuing a career in healthcare field and wants to gain experience

Abcott Institute provides CNA training programs in Southfield, Michigan. They provide hands on training, relevant experience and industry interface to a candidate in order to pursue a rewarding position in the field of healthcare. The program aims to develop skilled, articulate and caring professionals who can function well within their roles and responsibilities.
From meeting the state license requirements to practice as a CNA to pursuing advanced courses in nursing, Abcott Institute offers an effective CNA training program, which prepares candidates to reach their goals through classroom instructions, lab practices, assisted tutoring and practical clinical experience.

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