A certified nursing assistant (CNA) helps patients perform the activities in their daily routine when they are unable to do so themselves. Among other things, this includes helping them feed, groom, and exercise. A nursing assistant is the primary caretaker of a patient.
It normally takes several weeks to a few months of training to become a certified nursing assistant. This makes it easy for people interested in a nursing career to begin working quickly. You need to pass an exam to be issued a certification by the licensing board after your training concludes.
CNA job openings, just like other careers in the nursing profession, are expected to increase rapidly for many years. Working as a nursing assistant is demanding but rewarding for people interested in directly helping others.