What does it mean to be a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)? While there is no one answer, in this blog, Avanza Training will explain what a CNA does for their patients and members of the community, and how someone can become a CNA in as short as two weeks.
A CNA is someone who provides patient care in a variety of settings. CNAs can provide care from the comfort of a patient’s home, in a hospital, nursing home, long-term care facility, adult daycare center, or other settings in which patient care might be needed.
“CNAs ensure the wellbeing of their patients by performing a variety of tasks that help with daily living activities. Because CNAs typically spend more time with patients than nurses or doctors, they understand their behaviors and health statuses.” – Premier Nursing Academy
To be a CNA, your job duties may include but are not limited to:
- Assisting patients during a bed repositing or lifting them from their bed to a stretcher
- Communicating with the patient and others on the job
- Answering patient calls and delivering messages to other members of the patient’s care team
- Setting up and storing medical equipment
- Taking vital signs such as pulse, blood pressure, temperature, and respiration
According to an article written by Indeed, CNAs in the U.S. make an average base salary of $34,670 annually. Of course, this average salary will vary by state.
Avanza Training is a unique school in Colorado, training the next generation of caregivers! We are different in the classes we offer and the amazing, experienced instructors that educate our future CNAs!
We have a 2-Week Day Class and a 2-Week Evening Class option to accommodate our students’ schedules. With three locations and online options, Avanza Training is proud to offer diverse educational opportunities for students wanting to become CNAs.
“Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) represent an essential part of the patient-care team. In assisting the medical staff, CNAs not only provide physical care for patients but also emotional and spiritual support, truly making a difference in the lives of patients and families. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) represent an essential part of the patient-care team. In assisting the medical staff, CNAs not only provide physical care for patients but also emotional and spiritual support, truly making a difference in the lives of patients and families. – Penn Medicine News
Without CNAs, we don’t know what we would do! To be a CNA, your role in patient care is vital, necessary, and extremely helpful in creating care for patients across the nation.