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Certified Nursing Assistant*

*Due to state budget cuts, this program has not been placed on the academic schedule.

 

Employment Outlook

Demand for Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) also called Healthcare Assistant, Nursing Tech, Nurses’ Aide or Patient Care Technician is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2016 in response to the long-term care needs of an elderly population that is larger than ever before.

The Job

CNA’s provide hands-on care helping patients with daily personal and therapeutic activities.  Some aides help other medical staff by setting up equipment, managing supplies and assisting with various patient care procedures.

CNA’s employed in nursing care facilities are often the principal caregivers, having far more contact with residents than do other members of the staff. Because some residents may stay in a nursing care facility for months or even years, aides develop ongoing relationships with them and interact with them in a positive, caring way.

*Due to state budget cuts, this program has not been placed on the academic schedule.

 

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Lisa Everett
Dean of Math, Science, Engineering and Public Safety



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