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Also known as CNA, a certified nursing assistant (CNA) helps patients with their daily routine tasks and other healthcare needs. They work under the direct supervision of a Licensed Practical Nurse or a Registered Nurse. CNA are also referred to as a nurse’s aid, patient care assistant or nursing assistant. Candidates who aspire to become a CNA need to have a high school degree or a GED. They also have to complete a state approved training program. These programs are available at high schools, vocational colleges, local hospitals and technical or vocational schools. These training programs can be completed in 2 semesters, one year and 18 months. They include lectures, testing, demonstrations and practicums. These training programs differ from one another, so it is essential that you choose the one that suits your needs the best. After completing the program, candidates are required to complete an in-person clinical training and pass a state approved competency exam to get listed on the state’s CND registry.

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