Sharing something about your patient could get your license pulled and worse, leave you at the mercy of a lawsuit.

What Nurses Should Know About Social Media

Editors Note: We felt it was important that our readers (potential CNA’s) knew what the effects a simple status update or picture post on social media could mean for their careers. At a time when privacy means little you could get into a lot of trouble simply be posting about a patient you interacted with […]

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Getting your patients to eat won't be as easy as it is above :)

Working As A CNA: Getting Your Patients To Eat

When you are working with elderly patients it can be a challenge to get them to eat their meals, or anything for that matter! When you are working with elderly patients who also have Alzheimer’s disease, the problems with eating can get even worse. When you are dealing with an Alzheimer’s patient, anything can happen. […]

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The Easiest CNA Job on Earth

Being a CNA can be the hardest job in the world. The doctors come by and give the patients a cursory glance, the RN’s and LPN’s hand out the meds and do the heavy paper work and the CNA’s give the patients baths, dress them, groom them, feed them, take them to the bathroom, and […]

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The Social Butterfly is one of the nursing home patient personalities you'll have to deal with as a CNA

Nursing Home Personalities 101

No matter how many nursing homes you work in, you will notice that there are always certain patients that are well known for one thing or another. It is really not much different than high school except that the “students” are elderly and you have to keep them happy to keep your job. The Social […]

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Goldilocks and the Three Nursing Assistants

I have said if before and I will say it a million more times over the course of my life; it takes a very special type of person to be a certified nursing assistant. I do not mean that you have to have a certain IQ level or be an expert at scrubbing up. When […]

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A Day in the Life of a Nursing Home CNA

If you are a newbie CNA and are considering hitting the nursing home scene for your first job, there are a few things that this seasoned professional would like to share with you. It will make your life much easier if you end up working in one of these facilities. For a beginner it can […]

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How Medicare Cuts Will Affect the Job Outlook for CNAs

Nursing homes in America are starting to feel the pain of the nations dwindling economy. President Obama’s health-care reform proposal to cut over 1.5 billion to Medicare will result in nursing homes cutting services, laying off employees, and can ultimately end up in the closure of many long-term care facilities. According to a report by […]

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Differences Between A CNA and A Medical Assistant

Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and medical assistants (MAs) are both in the business of helping people. These two career paths may have some similarities, but they are also different in many ways. Kind of like police officers and firemen- they both wear uniforms and help people, but the job description and responsibilities are uniquely different. […]

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