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The History of CNA

November 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Certified Nursing Assistant

Training rules CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) are referred to Act 1987 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation. Under this law, the state approved 50 hours of classroom training and 100 hours of supervised clinical training are required. Once you have completed NSCC courses successfully passed their examinations and the certificate are allowed to work in hospitals or medical facility for twenty-four months. During this period, which must pass a recertification. The names of these CNAs are included in the status register when they pass the examinations for the certificate.

The job of a CNA is very similar to a nurse’s aide in the past. Aides worked with nurses and conducted medical and household tasks that nurses had no interest in the scene. Until recently, there was no formal certification programs for nurse aides. They used to learn tasks through a hospital orientation, followed by training in the workplace, helping nurses. Over time, privacy, given the importance that the medical laws changed. The work was a nurse’s aide has been upgraded to what we know today that CNA, and training and certification was made mandatory for anyone wishing to take the CNA as a career.



To become a certified nursing assistant, however, some basic techniques necessary. A person is eligible to form in this field, having completed Grade 10 or GED score. Training schools that offer CNA training using experienced nurses and medical assistants who teach the new students, how to do their job. To enter the world of nursing, the first step is to complete the training as a nurse. vocational schools and community colleges offer training for CNA, as well as affiliated colleges. The classrooms of these schools become a way to provide students the opportunity to experience the comfort of your work.

Specification of the state of practical classes from 75 to 100 hours. Some states even passed the online training programs CNA. It is advisable to pre-training in the state before enrolling in it. These training programs online virtual labs in which students are busy with their practices. However, students must submit their written and practical examinations, in person, even if they have taken a course online. Because only then can be properly evaluated and properly offered the post of assistant-certified training.


One Response to “The History of CNA”
  1. Sandy says:

    so… with all the new issues that nurses are faced with in today’s world, why don’t they just change the duties of the CNA? I have heard nothing but complaints about what the nurses have to deal with as far as the documentation is concerned – well, if a nursing ASSISTANT was able to do the things that the nurses was “not interested in doing”, then why don’t you allow the CNAs to be trained to do the documentation FOR you – uh, I don’t know, I was just thinking that’s what ASSISTANT meant… and people wonder why CNAs get rap – I have heard so many people say “oh, don’t say “just” a CNA” or “your job as a CNA is very important…. yeah, so the nurses don’t have to wipe asses or do any dirty jobs? As far as I’m concerned, I think if the nurses are so worried about patient care and the amount they are able to provide to the patient do to over demanding documentation – train the CNA and give her/him a reason to be proud of her/his job!

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