Who are Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)s?

Overview

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are professionals who act as the liaison between nurses and patients. They can work in hospitals, day care centers, and assisted living communities as well as working in patient’s homes. They help with scheduling, checking vital signs and overall patient welfare.

Duties

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are professionals who act as the liaison between nurses and patients. They can work in hospitals, day care centers, and assisted living communities as well as working in patient’s homes. They help with scheduling, checking vital signs and overall patient welfare.

History

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) profession didn’t start off that way. As a matter of fact, it traces its humble beginnings to World War 1. In that war, the Red Cross established a Volunteer Nursing Aide Service to help the nurses on duty who were overwhelmed with injuries from the battlefield. The volunteer service was revived during World War to as well. It took another 40+ years before the profession was officially codified. Until then, one didn’t need any certification to be a Certified Nursing Assistant.

In 1987, during the Reagan administration, the Omnibus Reconciliation Act was signed into law. This law, among others, established the profession of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), including setting the standards and modalities for state certification exams. Ever since, this profession has been growing in leaps and bounds. Given the fact that the US population in general is aging, the demand for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) will only skyrocket.

Salary

The average salary of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is about $30,000. In the Dallas, Texas and Richardson, Texas areas, the average is about $12 an hour, or about $23,000 per year. Of course, as one gains experience, they can expect their salaries to grow in line with that experience. The Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) profession is a good foundation and launch pad to other more specialized nursing areas like the Patient Care Technician (PCT) and Registered Nurse (RN).

How We Can Help

At Bash Career Institute, we offer highly skilled training in the Dallas and Richardson, Texas areas for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Phlebotomy (CPT), Patient Care Technician (PCT), Health Information Technology (HIT), 24Hr Nurse Aide Seminar, and American Heart Association CPR (BLS). Our staff and instructors are also professionally trained and are always on top of the latest trends in the healthcare industry, which in turn they pass on to their students.

Our Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) training program takes 4 weeks or 100 clock hours. You must be at least 16 years of age, completed 8th grade and must be willing to submit to a background check.

What are you waiting for? Enroll in our program today.

We look forward to having you as one of our students and to most importantly, have you as a testimonial as to how good our training program is.