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If you have been thinking about getting into the healthcare field, becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) might be an excellent starting point. It is a very fulfilling career in which you have the opportunity to help patients, and their families deal with whatever diseases, conditions, injuries or illnesses they are suffering from. A prospective CNA should possess the following traits: care and compassion for other human beings, patience and organization skills, pride in performing excellent work. One of the great things about becoming a CNA is the strong employment outlook for the future.
Many CNAs are employed in a long term care facility or a nursing home. In these settings the CNA has a resident or group of residents for whom he/she is responsible for. Their duties will include taking vital signs, keeping daily records, assisting with basic necessities (such as brushing teeth, bathing, dressing, etc). Some nursing facilities will provide free CNA training, or pay for training elsewhere, in exchange for an agreement to work at the facility for a specified amount of time (usually 6 months to 1 year) upon successful completion of training and certification. A CNA who chooses to work in home healthcare would be responsible for all of the above plus assisting the client with light housework and meal preparation.
Many medical staffing agencies have job openings for CNAs. As a CNA for an agency a person would be sent to different facilities as the need arises. Nursing agencies generally require that a CNA has been working in the field for some time (usually at least 1 year). There is usually no guarantee of hours with a nursing agency, but the temporary nature of the work might be beneficial for some people.
In order to work as a CNA in the state of North Carolina, one must complete a state-approved nurse aide education program. A good training program will include training in general nursing skills, basic diagnostic skills, emergency care, patient’s rights, infection control, and CPR training. All state-approved courses include at least 75 hours of training time (at least 16 clinical and 16 classroom hours).
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North Carolina CNA Career Training Schools
Browse our list of North Carolina schools that offer CNA training courses to become a certified nursing assistant. Nurse aide programs are usually offered at community colleges, junior colleges, trade schools and technical/vocational schools. Our directory includes as many CNA programs as possible, but is not complete as there may be additional CNA programs that are not listed here. Many long-term care facilities offer CNA training to current employees and trainees. In many cases these programs are not widely advertised, but can be discovered by contacting the facilities directly.
3 Steps to North Carolina CNA Certification
1) Graduate from an approved CNA training program
2) Pass the North Carolina CNA certification exam (must achieve passing score in the written portion and the clinical skills portion)
3) Pass the North Carolina CNA test within 24 months of completing a nurse aide education program
How can I become a CNA in North Carolina if I currently hold a CNA license in another state?
You can apply for a North Carolina CNA license by way of reciprocity through the North Carolina State Board of Nursing. If reciprocity is granted you will then need to request to be included on the North Carolina nurse aide registry list so that your license can be verified by potential employers.
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