certified nurse assistant


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certified nurse assistant

n. Abbr. CNA
A person trained and certified to assist hospital patients or residents of long-term care facilities with hygiene and other activities of daily living under the supervision of a nurse.
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CUTLINE: Cassie Smith, front left, and her Health Occupations Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School students who recently passed the state Certified Nurse Assistant exam.
Bennett asked for Sullivan's assistance to start a certified nurse assistant program that could be approved by the state of Connecticut.
Trade groups, however, point to NHAs as a means of easing the shortage of nurses and certified nurse assistants (CNA), thereby freeing the better trained staff for residents at higher need, and improving the quality of care.
Thank you, Sandy, for the great job you do in training the certified nurse assistants.
stated, "With the documented shortage of home health nurses and certified nurse assistants, and the demand on society and families to care for loved ones, Skye Home Care provides a well needed service in what has recently been called a silent crisis by the Nurses Association of America in Boston.
Certified nurse assistants also won a guarantee of no more than nine patients to one nurse assistant during the day shift - the first time they've won that condition in a contract, Ross said.
A Career Ladder Grant program would provide scholarships or stipends for nurse professionals, licensed practical nurses, certified nurse assistants and home health aides who enroll in entry-level nursing programs, as well as programs for advanced practice nursing degrees, RN/ master's degrees, doctoral degrees, public health nursing, nurse educator training, nurse administrator training and training programs focused on specific technology use or disease management.
While nursing itself can be subdivided into four different career paths--Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN), Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)--the across-the-board need for nurses is considerable and timely.
But it provides for the creation of worker-management committees to discuss staffing levels and other issues, and sets a 9-to-1 patient ratio for certified nurse assistants.
This offers the following benefits: a cadre of qualified home health aides or certified nurse assistants is available, which can reduce the cost and time associated with recruitment; the personal care staff arriving at the community are screened, trained and ready to work; and the community has flexibility in staff scheduling because the agency can access or replace staff efficiently.
Students can train to become anything from certified nurse assistants to landscape architects and veterinarians.
The certified nurse assistants and laundry and housekeeping workers make an average of $7.

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