geriatric nursing assistant


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geriatric nursing assistant

Abbreviation: GNA
An unlicensed caregiver who provides basic care needs, such as bathing and feeding, to residents in nursing homes or other health care facilities. According to federal regulations, GNAs must successfully complete at least a prescribed training course and register in the state in which they are practicing. Geriatric nursing assistants are a specially trained class of certified nursing assistants. See: nursing assistant
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National Association of Geriatric Nursing Assistants (NAGNA) Five-Point Plan (adapted from testimony at the Senate Special Committee on Aging "Staffing in Long Term Care" Forum)
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They're accomplishing in Missouri what some states are still just talking about: The Welcare program, sponsored by the National Association of Geriatric Nursing Assistants (NAGNA) and licensed by the state in January 1997, has been training welfare recipients for the long-term care workplace and providing successful job placement to its graduates since the NAGNA Training Institute opened its doors in March 1997.
Recently the National Association of Geriatric Nursing Assistants (NAGNA) had a brain-storm-a way to simultaneously get people off welfare and improve nursing home care by reducing the nurse aide shortage.

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