Certified Nursing Assistants


A certified nursing assistant, or CNA, helps patients with activities of daily living and other healthcare needs under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). CNAs are also commonly referred to as a Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Assistant (PCA), or a Nurse’s Aid.

Some individuals will use their knowledge as a CNA to bridge the gap to further their career and become an LPN or RN. Interestingly, a large number of CNAs are already in a nursing school program and use this career as a chance to learn more about the healthcare world and gain additional real-world application and knowledge.

Others become a CNA in order to determine if they want to continue to the next step in their healthcare journey. Read on to learn how to earn your CNA certification and everything you need to know about the career.


Certified Nursing Assistants Job Duties and Responsibilities

CNAs can help a unit run smoothly, especially for those nurses that have multiple medically complex patients. Responsibilities of a CNA include, but are not limited to:
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CNA Responsibility

  • Turning or repositioning patients
  • Gathering supplies for the RN or MD
  • Obtaining vital signs per protocol
  • Answering patient calls/bells
  • Bathing patients
  • Documentation of information obtained
  • Feeding patients, measuring and recording their food and liquid intake

  • Combing hair, shaving, caring for nails and brushing teeth
  • Cleaning rooms and bed linens
  • Stocking supplies
  • Preparing rooms for admissions
  • Helping with medical procedures
  • Dressing wounds
  • Assisting patients with elimination


Common Work Settings for Certified Nursing Assistants

CNAs can be found in all kinds of healthcare settings including:
• Hospitals
• Long-term residential facilities
• Nursing homes
• Rehabilitation centers
• Adult daycare centers
• Rarely, clinical facilities
Nursing homes and adult care facilities are often the most common places where nursing assistants are needed. Rarely nursing assistants will work in clinical settings, but that doesn't happen very often.

What’s the typical salary for CNAs?

HMT pay the Highest Paying certified nursing assistant or CNA Staffing Agency in Indiana State. On average CNAs earn an hourly salary of around ($19-22/hr) .Start work with us our working environment very friendly and corporative. The professionals helps the other team members, this is an entry-level position and is often ideal for those just starting out working or those considering a future in nursing. The location where you work will play a large role in how much money you will make as well.