Certified nurse’s aides (CNAs) work under the direction of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses or licensed vocational nurses. CNAs work in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities and nursing homes.
Certified Nurse's Aide responsibilities
Also known as nursing aides or nursing assistants, CNAs provide basic care and help with activities of daily living. Depending upon their level of training and the state in which they work, some may dispense medication.
Their responsibilities include:
Career outlook for CNAs and nursing assistants
Like many positions within the health care industry, demand for certified nurse’s aides will increase steadily for the foreseeable future. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of CNA jobs is expected to increase by 21% by 2022. This can be attributed to several factors, including the increasing average age of the U.S. residents who require more procedures; federal legislation (the Affordable Care Act) will increase the number of insured people in the country; as medical practices switch to electronic health records, medical assistants responsibilities will continue to change.
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