This is Joan, a beautiful CNA from San Diego, CA!
CNA stands for Certified Nursing Assistant. This assistance job is performed under the supervision of a registered nurse. There are lots of people that would love to be one but do not know how to become a CNA or the proper steps.
Sometimes this job can bring you satisfaction as much as a Bachelor’s Degree in hand. It all depends how well dedicated you are in providing help to the patients and the needy. Needless to say, this is one field that gives you emotional satisfaction and financial abilities at the same time.
To begin a career as a CNA, you need to have your GED or a high school diploma first. Next you must join a community college or a university for CNA training and certification program. The program is a usually 10 to 12 weeks of courses incorporating health and hygiene, nutrition, anatomy and basic nursing skills. When you're finished with all the introductory courses, you are obliged to pass a state exam to be a certified nurse and start working.
Before enrolling in any CNA program, you should first make sure they are an accredited CNA training provider, there are a number of new institutions popping up all the time, and the last thing you want to do is register for the wrong CNA program.
Completing your certified nursing assistant course can be at times overwhelming, but profitable at the end. And it’s a life enriching experience, which allows you to guide others and make your patients days brighter, in addition to providing a rewarding career for yourself with lot of job advancement opportunities.