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The Normal Job Duties and Responsibilities of a CNA

Everyone aspiring to start career as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) should know about the duties and responsibilities of s/he needs to perform on daily basis. This may sound strange may be asking something like having an experience certificate without joining a job, but it is always a wise idea to know about the duties and responsibilities prior joining the job. In this course of letting you gain knowledge on these very issues, I present some points that would help, as I believe, to understand about job duties of a nursing assistant.

Being a nursing assistant, in fact, asks you to perform a lot of work responsibilities. You as a nursing assistant would be working under supervision of a register nurse or licensed practical nurse, but at the same time doing lot of work under minimum supervision of any other higher medical staffs. The primary duty of CNAs is, as mentioned earlier, to provide basic nursing care which includes the following points:

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Characteristics You Will Need In Becoming A Nurse

If your planning to become CNA then you will first need check if you have all the main characteristics you will need in order to succeed in this job. We have many new CNA’s joining the work force but many are interested only in the money and to be honest if this is your only goal then you might face some stress along the way. Just as in any other profession if you don’t enjoy your job then you will face many challenges a long the way. But if you enjoy your job then you will not only improve in your learning but also gain a higher position to earn more. Going back to the characteristics you will need below are a few I’ve collected from some CNA’s themselves.

Learning To Adapt

A key element to being a CNA is being able to adapt to the different environments. There are situations where you are switched from being in charge of taking care of adults to children or even both depending on where you are working. This type of situation will require you adapt to being around children as to being around adults. This may not seem as such a challenge but in the long run if your not able to surround yourself with both you might only be able to attend one age group which may affect you in your weekly income.

The Passion

If you don’t have a passion for this job I don’t recommend you join it because you might be very stressed not only by the daily tasks you are given but also by what you are required to do daily as far as paper work goes. There is a lot of paper work required to be filled at the end and during the job so if you don’t find a passion for thinking about patients and how you need to get everything done then this will be very stressing. I’m not trying to make you feel nervous or not have the desire to join the work force but this is the reality of many who join this job. Depending on what position you are given you will be assigned different tasks and if you don’t enjoy working with many different people you will as I said before face many challenges.


This characteristic is a must in order to be a CNA if your not patient many of the people you attend to will get you annoyed or cause your stress to build up. In many cases the patients can be a bit rude at times and this is where you must set everything aside and stay calm so you not only help the work needed get done but to keep your job. If you ever face any major stress use this as a way to decrease your anger when dealing with rude people.

Overall it takes the characteristics of a person who loves to help to join this job. Many might not know this but if you ever visit your local hospital you will find some very happy CNA’s and some not so much the difference? Well just go over the characteristics above and I’m sure you will find why. If your still up for the job and believe you are ready go ahead and stay focused I’m sure you will earn a position.
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The Tasks Of A CNA

Are you curious to learn about the daily tasks of a CNA? Well I’m about to provide you the list that I’ve collected from many different CNA’s. Now to start off many of the described tasks below are only for those of you who gain the nursing position in a hospital but I will also try to combine it with a mix of small clinic experiences as well.


To start off during the morning you will always be assigned the same task, which is to help prepare breakfast and any medical medicine needed for the patient. After this you are given a list of where you are to walk to and whom you are required to check up on. If you’re not given this task then you will most likely given the task to take a medical procedure to check if the patient is in good condition. If there is a problem and you catch it you must contact the doctor in the hospital immediately and while the doctor arrives you are to follow some instructions you learn about during your training. After everything is secure and all the patients have received their food and medication you are able to escort them to a living room. This only applies if they are in a hospital and sometimes in clinics. Although you aren’t mandatory to escort them this is only if they ask for this. Most of the time this is the case because imagine who wouldn’t be tired of being in a room with a small T.V and no one around. The last morning task would be to make the patients bed and be sure he took the medication.

Work Schedules

The work schedule you are given depends on many key points such as number of patients, hours you’re given to work, time of day etc. I’m going to explain how your schedule though out the day might play out as. Well during the day there isn’t much to do so instead you might be required to watch the patients and attend to anything they might need. After a while this can turn into something a bit stressing or boring depending on what the patient requires. But there are many ways to make the job fun you will always find one patient who stands out from the rest and is willing to tell you so much of his interesting life. Don’t keep a closed mind and listen you will find that it gets very interesting after a while.

End Of The Day

During the end of your working hours you are given some documents to fill out for patient information and sometimes even injury papers if there were any problems. This is basically the daily routine you will go through.
Yes I know it may not sound so interesting but there are so many ways to make it more fun or even honorable remember you are helping people in need who if it wasn’t for you they might be stuck with other rude doctors or people who don’t know that much about medical treatment. It’s not only a job but also a duty to help the sick and injured always keep this in mind.
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