Careers Medical Nursing Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant

Career description:

A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) works under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN) on the front line of patient care. They should have phenomenal communication skills since it’s their job to bring all patient concerns and issues to their supervisor. CNAs work with patients of all ages and abilities.

What it’s like:

Common duties:

  • Determine patients’ needs
  • A CNA is often a patient’s main caregiver
  • Develop personal relationships with patients and make an impact on their daily lives
  • Work with medical technology, like billing software, health information software, and medical record charting software
  • Administering medications to patients
  • Performing specialized tasks, depending on your level of training, experience, and state regulations 

Similar occupations:

Certified Medication Aide (CMA), Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Certified Nurses Aide (CNA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA), Nurses’ Aide, Nursing Aide, Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Assistant (PCA), State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)