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CNA Ethical and legal issues

As a professional member of the health care team, there are certain ethical and legal issues that must be upheld by the Certified Nurse Assistant.  Many of these ethical issues involve a little common sense on your part, but it is always good to know your limitations for your place of employment. First of all, […]

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Difference between CNA and HHA

A CNA is an individual who has completed nursing assistant certification training and who has passed the exam for certification. On the other hand, HHA refers to home health aides. Home health aides are not always required to hold a certification though in most cases there are some licensing or certification requirements. There are some […]

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Characteristics of a Successful CNA

There are many characteristics of a successful CNA.  A CNA will excel in their career and provide the best possible care for their patients if they have some great attributes.  Let us look at 5 characteristics of a successful.  Of course, these are just a few of the characteristics of a good CNA.  CNAs will […]

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Salary to expect working as a CNA

It is important to educate yourself about the CNA salary and pay scale if you are considering or starting a career as a certified nursing assistant.  Generally speaking, this is an entry level career choice.  You will earn more than minimum wage but will be limited in your earning potential even after years of employment. […]

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How to Get Your First CNA Job

You might be wondering how to get your first CNA job if you are planning to train and work as a certified nursing assistant or if you have recently received your certification.  There are steps you can take to obtain your first job as a certified nursing assistant. You can actually try to get your […]

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CNA Continuing Education

If you have received your nursing assistant certification, you will need to complete continuing education credits each year in order to retain your certification.  CNA continuing education is intended to make certain that nursing assistants always have the latest information in the CNA industry.  Continued training helps to ensure that nursing assistants are always ready […]

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Become a CNA Online

It is possible to become a cna online (technically).  You can complete some of your nursing assistant certification training online.  However, your clinical training must be conducted offline. If an online training program says that you can finish all aspects of your training online, it is not a legitimate program or is not intended to […]

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CNA Recertification

If you have recently obtained your nursing assistant certification, it is important for you to know that your certification is not valid for life.  CNA recertification occurs every two years.  There are some things you must do to make certain that your certification does not expire or become invalid. CNA recertification is not overly difficult.  […]

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Become a Certified CNA

A certified CNA is a nursing assistant who has obtained certification.  In order to become a certified cna, an individual needs to complete training requirements according to both state and federal standards.  Certification requires training classes designed for individuals who want a career as a CNA as well as a CNA competency exam. Education Process […]

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