Career Report on a Certified Nurse´s Aid (CNA)

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Instead of discussing a primary career choice and a secondary career choice, I will be providing information on my short term career goal, along with my long term career goal. Given that I am already working in the health care field, there are still a lot of things that I am not allowed to do because I am not certified yet. So I must get my feet wet by being a Certified Nurse’s Aide so that I may do any necessary things in order to help facilitate the residents further. A Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA) does a lot of day-to-day care with each and every patient. They work under the supervision of a Nurse or Charge Nurse. CNA’s take vital signs such as blood pressure and temperature, are in charge of dressing, bathing, feeding, helping patients walk, turning those who are bedridden, documentation, and so much more. ("Nurses aide/nursing assistant," 2013) In order to become a CNA there are a wide variety of ways to get certified. “Training programs to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA) can be found through the Red Cross, community colleges or medical facilities.” ("Nurses aide/nursing assistant," 2013) The length of the program at Ivy Tech however, is a two year/four semesters Associates Degree in Applied Science with a minimum of two certifications and a minimum of one concentration in order to meet 60 credits. The courses required for the degree in Clinical Support is; Anatomy and Physiology I and II, English Composition, Introduction to Health Careers, Medical Terminology, a Student Success Elective class, a Quantitative Reasoning Elective, Medical Law and Ethics, Health and Wellness for Life, either Fundamentals of Public Speaking or Introduction to Interpersonal Communication, Introduction to Microcomputers, Nutrition, a... ... middle of paper ... ...nual salary trend Nationally for CNA’s is a median of around $27,000. State wide for Indiana the median salary is $26,000. ("Cna salary," 2013) Works Cited Nurses aide/nursing assistant. (2013, December 06). Retrieved from http://explorehealthcareers.org/en/Career/120/Nurses_AideNursing_Assistant Tuition and fees. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ivytech.edu/tuition/ Indiana State Governement, Indiana State Department of Health. (2013). Certified nurse aide (cna) registration program. Retrieved from website: http://www.in.gov/isdh/20510.htm Jones, T. (2012, August 15). [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://www.mycnajobs.com/blog/the-promising-news-on-cna-hiring-trends/ Cna salary. (2013, December 07). Retrieved from http://www.indeed.com/salary/CNA.html Cna salary in indiana. (2013, December 07). Retrieved from http://www.indeed.com/salary?q1=CNA&l1=Indiana

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