Work Activities/Work Locations
- Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) is an entry-level position. Persons interested in health careers often begin as a CNA.
- CNAs provide personal care to residents/patients of nursing homes, home care, hospitals, and other health agencies.
- They accomplish a number of tasks to assist nursing and medical staff in the care of patients. They are responsible for attending to a patient’s everyday needs which may include turning or repositioning a patient in their bed, bathing or dressing, transporting a patient by gurney or wheelchair, taking blood pressures and temperatures, serving food, feeding, and maintaining patient’s hygiene.
Advantages and Disadvantages
- CNAs enjoy helping people.
- Their work requires lifting and moving of residents/patients in bed and to and from chairs. They run the risk of injury/back problems.
- Their job has a lot of walking and standing.