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How to Become a Certified Nurse Assistant.
To qualify for enrollment in a Certified Nurse Assistant course, you must have a high school diploma. The training program usually covers eighty to one hundred fifty hours of lecture and clinical. You also need to pass a CNA certification exam after the training and then register with the state once you pass your exam. As a CNA, you will be entrusted with tasks such as:

  • ADL Assistance (bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, etc.)
  • Vital signs monitoring
  • Pre-Surgery preparation
  • Checking catheters and emptying them as needed or when directed by the RN
  • Administering prescribed medication
  • Assisting with medical procedures alongside nurses and physicians
  • Keep track of the patient’s health status and reporting any significant changes to the doctor or nurse
  • Keeping the patient’s room clean and tidy
  • Preparing medical equipment for the patient


In procuring a nursing assistant job, CNA’s need to have at least a high school diploma or GED, and relatively some form of post-secondary nursing instruction. Other qualifications and requirements include:

  • Social Security Service and Driver’s License
  • TB Test
  • CPR Certification
  • At least 16 years old