certified nurse assistant


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certified nurse assistant

n. Abbr. CNA
A person trained and certified to assist hospital patients or residents of long-term care facilities with hygiene and other activities of daily living under the supervision of a nurse.
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Rend Lake College's Certified Nurse Assistant program in Thompsonville celebrated a large class this year with the first-ever pinning ceremony last week at the high school.
She is also a certified nurse assistant, dialysis technician and CPT-1.
Charland worked as a certified nurse assistant at the former Gorham Park Nursing Home and had been a sterilization tech at the former Worcester City Hospital.
O'Loughlin, director of Vocational-Technical Programs at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, has announced that all of the juniors in the Health Occupations program have passed the state Certified Nurse Assistant examination.
They follow up for 13 months with family members of those residents who have died." Because of the partnership, Broadlawn also has access to hospice clergy and to a hospice certified nurse assistant, who comes five days per week to help out with many of the "niceties" of care, as Cirrito puts it--like sitting and talking with residents, writing letters for them, or taking them out on the grounds.
She found her break at a free certified nurse assistant training program at Seabury Retirement Community in Bloomfield, Conn., a suburb of Hartford.
It would take current certified nurse assistant (CNA) registries maintained by states several steps further toward a more controlled -- some would say intrusive -- hiring process.
The program equips students and helps give them a career pathway into the fast-growing industry, while also helping communities alleviate a shortage of adequately trained certified nurse assistants. The $3.5 million grant for the training, which primarily will help women below the poverty line, is the first credential-specific training grant Walmart has awarded as part of its Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative.

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