What is a CNA?

As a CNA, you provide compassionate care for the elderly, wounded veterans, adults with developmental disabilities, and children with special needs.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Nurse Assistant (NA) are terms you will see that refer to those who have taken and passed a state test and are now licensed through their state to assist patients with activities of daily living (ADL’s). CNAs will help patients with dressing, eating, bathing, walking, or any other task that a patient might need help with.

You can find CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants) in every area of healthcare: hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, doctor’s offices, labs, home health agencies and more.
 
CNAs have more contact with the patient than any of the other healthcare providers in a facility. CNAs know from day to day and hour to hour what their patients are doing, how they are feeling and if there is any change in their physical, mental or emotional state.