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How To Become A CNA Instructor

The demand for certified nursing assistants is increasing rapidly in the United States. The Bureau of Labor reports that CNA job opportunities will increase faster than the national average through 2018. This high demand for CNAs is also fueling the need for qualified CNA instructors. Before entering the workforce, certified nursing assistants receive hands-on training […]

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Advanced Training For CNA’s

Certified nurses’ assistants have many opportunities to hone their skills, stay up to date, and learn about new developments. Several courses are available, and new ones are being developed all the time. Last year the Journal for Continuing Education in Nursing published the results of a study conducted at Towson University in Maryland. A day-long […]

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CPR Guide For Nursing Assistants

Every good certified nursing assistant should be proficient at cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). To become skilled and certified at CPR you will need to practice on dummies with an instructor, but this will give you the basics so that you will already have some understanding of what you are doing when you take the class. Serious […]

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How to be a Good CNA

I have had the opportunity to work with many CNA’s in my career as a care provider and I have given my respect to a few and have lost respect for many.  A CNA’s job is hard but full of rewards and joys.  It can also be filled with unnecessary hardships imposed by other CNA’s […]

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Advancing Your Career after Becoming a CNA

You have become a certified as a nurses’ assistant and you are justifiably proud. You are employed in meaningful work that helps other people. What’s next? Many nursing assistants plan on making their own niche as certified nurses’ assistant their life’s work, and some elect to take on more challenging responsibilities as a registered nurse […]

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Dealing With Stress When Working as a CNA

Stress is a common aspect of many jobs, but many people find that working in the health care field can be slightly more stressful because you can experience stress form both your colleagues and your clients.  Effective communication and practicing empathy are major factor in reducing the amount of stress you experience in the workplace. […]

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Can I Handle the Stress of the Nursing Field?

Many people shy away from becoming a certified nursing assistant because they hear of how stressful it can be.  Although staffing shortages, financial hardships, and more complex case loads are plaguing the field of nursing, it is still a rewarding and valued career choice.  The key to being a success is knowing how to handle […]

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Guest Post By Stephanie Jewett, RN, MBA

Good Evening readers.  By way of introduction, my name is Stephanie Jewett.  I have been a registered nurse for 30+ years in a host of fields and also hold a MBA from Regis University in Denver, Co.  I’m going to talk a little bit about how I got the idea to go into nursing school, […]

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