CNA Week 2022

It’s CNA Week from June 16 – 22, 2022 but do you know what a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) is and what they do for us?

A Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) provides direct care to patients in nursing homes and clinics or extended-care facilities. CNA’s responsibilities include feeding and bathing patients and specimen collection. A CNA also participates in rehabilitation and therapy programs under the supervision of a Registered nurse.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects approximately 174,000 job opening for CNAs each year between 2022 and 2029. An aging population, along with a nationwide nursing shortage across all levels of nursing, translates to a high level of job stability throughout the end of the decade.

If someone’s goal is to become a nurse, starting out as a CNA is a great opportunity to explore the nursing field. They’ll get the chance to work alongside LPNs and RNs in a variety of healthcare settings, earning invaluable experience and skills along the way.

 

We are very thankful for all our CNAs and even though there’s a special week for them, we appreciate them 365 days a year!

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