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Is it Worth Pursuing a Certified Nurse Aide Program?

Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life? Do you want to be the reason someone is still pushing through every single day? Becoming a CNA (Certified Nurse Aide) might be the route for you to take.


Overview



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What is a Certified Nurse Aide?





A certified nurse aide has a very important role in the healthcare industry. They help patients with tasks they are unable to perform on their own while helping with any direct healthcare needs as well. For example, a CNA might…


  • Move them around

  • Check vital signs such as blood pressure and heart rate

  • Grooming

  • Monitoring medication intake

  • Documenting information

  • Cleaning rooms

  • Answering patient calls


CNAs are dealing with multiple patients at once under a RN (Registered Nurse). You are to perform tasks that are delegated to you. There is a lot of flexibility when it comes to where you would want to work. CNAs can work in hospitals, nursing homes, residential facilities, etc.


Short training time





A great part about becoming a CNA is that the training is pretty quick. After taking a few weeks of class, you can take an exam and become certified. Then, you are ready to work! It’s a quick process.


Here at K&G Career Academy, the CNA training program is a 4-5 week course. We help with job placement after the completion of the course, and you will be working in no time! Not only is this a rewarding job, but the money will come flowing in right after you get certified.


Variety of places to work





As I mentioned before, CNAs can work in a number of different places. If you are someone who would rather work closer to home, then you can find a hospital near you. Working near home will allow you to easily balance your work life and personal life. Also, working in hospitals may allow you to move up in your career and possibly become a RN if you advance your education.


You have the option to also work in a nursing home or residential facilities if that is what you prefer. Everyone in a nursing home has a valuable position, and working in one could help build your teamwork and communication skills.


Helping Others





Being a CNA is a very rewarding job. With your assistance, you can help someone live a better and easier life. Not only will you be helping with their health, you are helping them be happier! You have a great impact on other people’s lives with the care you provide, and that is very emotionally rewarding.


The relationship you have with patients and their families will stay with you forever because of how impactful it is! You may be working with a certain patient for months or even years, so a long lasting relationship will definitely be made. Patients may be away from their loved ones for such a long time, but you are their emotional support.


High Demand





According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the next 10 years, the overall employment of CNAs is going to increase by 5%. Also, BLS mentions that about 220,200 positions as CNAs will open up each year. That is a pretty high demand for CNAs!


It is impossible to avoid aging, therefore a career as a CNA will always be needed in this world. Overtime, more and more seniors will need intensive care due to illnesses and different conditions, which will lead to more CNAs being hired.



People Person





Do you love interacting with others on a day-to-day basis? Being a CNA means you are always around other people, whether it is interacting with coworkers, RNs, or your patients. As listed before, the duties of a CNA require lots of compassion and cooperation. To make your patients as comfortable as possible, you need to be comfortable, too!


A lot of patients look forward to interacting with their CNA, so it is very important to show empathy and enthusiasm! Also, it is necessary to be aware. You will have to recognize if a patient is feeling off, if they need anything, and how you will be able to help them.


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