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Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate: CNA

Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate

Job responsibilities vary based on where you work and live. CNAs often work in a wide variety of settings; nursing homes, hospitals, adult day care centers, personal homes and assisted living facilities all require nursing assistants to act as a helpful liaison between the RN or LPN and the patient. In many cases, CNAs serve as the RN’s or LPN’s eyes and ears, and relays information between many patients and nurses.

Nursing assistants fulfill basic quality-of-life needs for patients of any age in residential nursing care facilities. Since nursing assistants have daily contact with patients, they are gatherers of vital information about the patients’ conditions, which they must then transmit to their supervisors. A CNA’s workload can become intense and fast-paced, but the human contact and ability to help those in medical need is a strong motivating factor. A desire to help people and compassion for patients can help a nurse’s assistant get through difficult days.


CNAs often work in a wide variety of settings:

  • nursing homes
  • hospitals
  • adult day care centers
  • personal homes
  • assisted living facilities

Department:

Nursing and Health Professions

College:

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services

Academic Advising

CTE Advising - Price
Office: One Stop Student Services
Phone: (435) 613-5207
Email: cwd@usu.edu


Stephanie Dahlstrom
Moab/Southwest campus
Office: Moab Center, 118B
Phone: (435) 797-5106
Email: stephanie.dahlstrom@usu.edu


Mandy Johnson
RN
Office: Blanding. BLTB 218
Phone: (435) 678-8120
Email: mandy.johnson@usu.edu



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