What Do I Have to Do to Become an RNA?
Nursing assistants are an important part of the healthcare system. They work under the guidance of licensed or registered nurses and help with tasks like patient hygiene, mobility, vital signs, eating and general caregiving. They report back to the nurses under whom they work, letting them know if a patient has any problems, questions or concerns. They may work in hospitals, nursing homes, hospice care facilities, retirement communities, assisted living facilities or ambulatory healthcare services. Entry-level nursing assistants are often called certified nursing assistants (CNAs). Restorative nursing assistants (RNAs) are CNAs with advanced experience and training.