Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are health professionals who
work under the direction of a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, or
doctor. CNAs, who are also sometimes referred to as nurse's aides or hospital
assistants, assist in the care of hospital, clinic, or nursing home
Certified nursing assistants must complete a certified training
program. Then they must take a written examination.
CNA programs are available at community colleges and through some vocational
training facilities. The training program must be approved by the state board
August 17, 2012
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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