Certified Nursing Assistant

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Length of Education: 
1 year
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Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) perform the basics of personal care for patients, providing hands-on care directly to patients.

The majority of these tasks include helping patients eat, bathe, and dress. A CNA may also be required to answer calls for help, deliver messages, serve meals, make beds, clean patient rooms, and assist patients getting out of bed.

Most CNA’s work in long-term care facilities, and despite their relatively low pay, the number of CNA’s are expected to grow over the next few years.