Have you ever thought about being a CNA? Do you know what it takes to be one?
Here is some helpful information to help you.
Unlike other nursing positions, to be a CNA you don’t have to have a college degree.
What you do need is a certificate or diploma from a CNA program.
What CNA’S do:
provide direct patient care in nursing homes, hospital long-term care wards or community rehabilitation.
take vital signs,
assist residents to move about the facility
helping them manage their meal trays
use bathroom facilities
turning bedridden patients
offering emotional support
taking blood pressure
putting on compression stockings
giving a partial bed bath.
high school diploma or GED
Nursing Assistant training program
Programs are found at
*Make sure your program is approved by the state’s nursing board and the National League for Nursing Accredited Commission (NLNAC).
Requirements to be a CNA
Complete a board-approved program or apply for a waiver based on other healthcare training
An Arizona CNA must take the Certified Nursing Assistant Examination
A fingerprint-based background check will be required.
Wages for a CNA in Arizona is between $27K and $38K