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Would you like to be part of the nursing field? Do you like the idea of helping patients? If so, you might want to become a certified nurses aide (CNA). Many people find that becoming a CNA is a great way to start out in the field of nursing. Harris School of Business offers a CNA Training program at our Danbury, CT campus.
What do CNAs do? Certified nurses aides are responsible for helping patients with basic care. The job of a CNA might include helping a patient get up to take a walk, assisting a patient in getting dressed, or providing help as a patient eats.
Certified nurses aides are also called certified nursing assistants. CNAs usually work in a hospital, nursing home, long-term care home, or other healthcare facility under the supervision of a registered nurse. Because CNAs work so closely with the patients, they can often develop strong bonds with their patients, making the work very rewarding.
The Certified Nurses Aide program at the Harris School of Business is geared to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in this field. The CNA classes are designed to prepare successful students for the Connecticut Nurses Aide state exam.
If you want to be part of a helping profession such as nursing, the CNA training program at Harris could be a good fit for you.
All in a Day’s Work
Basic care is an important part of total patient care. Certified nurses aides play a large role in helping patients with the activities they need in everyday life. Here are some of the activities you might do on a typical day:
- Take a patient’s temperature and blood pressure
- Assist patients with cleaning and bathing
- Help patients feel more comfortable by turning or moving them in their bed or wheelchair
- Help move patients to new locations, such as from a bed to a chair
- Assist as a patient is getting dressed
- Be a good listener, and share a patient’s concerns with the nurses
- Provide assistance if a patient needs help with eating or drinking
- Help keep patient rooms straightened, neat, and clean
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