Requirements To Become Certified Nursing Assistant.

1.Must be physically fit.

2.Be above age 16years.

3.Have GED or High School Diploma.

4.Must pass the Criminal background check.

5. Pass the State Examination.

The Programs:

The program consist of Theory and clinical hours. ( Theory 60hours.Clinical 100hours) Some Nursing Assistant Program can range from 8weeks to 13weeks.

Nursing Assistant Program that is approved by the department of Public Health entails completion of competency Evaluation Programs.

Functions of Certified Nursing Assistant are. 1.Bathing dressing and grooming the patients, it can be from minimally assistance to total bedbath/ Assistant.

2.Assist patient with feeding. Don’t be forceful.

3.Record the intake and output.

4. Document all the care provided.

5.Run some errands when needed by the registered nurses,manager ,supervisor, patients and families.

6. Help patient and families to understand instructions given by the nurses.

7. Help in patient interpretations when needed and no blue phone available.

Where Can Certified Nursing Assistant Work?.They can:

Work in Nursing Home.

Group homes.

Convalescent homes.

Hospitals, Medical Clinics,Private and Public sectors.

Outpatient clinics.

Published by edochie99

A Registered Nurse with over twenty years of hospital experience, an author with Masters Degree in Nursing,also Bachelor Degree in Nursing,graduated in 1996 from USC,University of Southern California.MSN in 2009 University of Phoenix.

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