The pandemic has helped us better understand the hard work and sacrifice of health care workers, from doctors to nutrition workers, EMTs to cleaning staff, and everyone in between. If you’re looking to join the health care industry but don’t want to spend a lot of time or money on school, consider becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant, or CNA.
Certified Nursing Assistants are among the most sought-after professionals in health care for many reasons. CNAs are versatile members of a health care team, working in many different settings and performing a variety of tasks, making them valuable staff members to have on hand.
And, on the flip side, there are many benefits to working as a CNA! We’ll discuss a few of those here.
Ease and Affordability of CNA Training Programs
You can become a Certified Nursing Assistant in a matter of weeks, with an investment of less than $2,000. And because CNAs are in such high demand, it is likely that you will find employment quickly and easily.
A Career that Makes a Difference
CNAs perform daily tasks that help people live safe, healthy and independent lives. They often develop relationships with patients and families, and are a highly valued member of any health care team.
Versatility and Variety
CNAs work in nursing homes, hospitals, in patient homes, and more. If you want to work with a certain population or in a specific setting, you’ll most likely have that opportunity. If you want to make a change, it’s easy to switch to a different health care facility.
Job Stability and Security
In Minnesota and across the United States, health care providers are grappling with a shortage of nursing professionals. With an aging population, this is only likely to increase. This gives CNAs the power to dictate where they want to work, and the comfort of job security.
Identify Passions and Preferences
Beginning your nursing career as a Certified Nursing Assistant will allow you to explore different settings and roles within the health care industry. If you decide to further your career, you’ll already know the setting, role and people you want to serve.
Steppingstone to A Nursing Career
The foundations gained in a Certified Nursing Assistant training course and professional experience allows prospective nurses to start nursing coursework a step ahead.
Don’t wait to begin your health care career. Register for a Certified Nursing Assistant course with HeartCert today.
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HeartCert CPR courses include CPR/AED/First Aid and CPR/AED, Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Certified Nursing Assistant training. Courses and certifications from both the American Heart Association and American Red Cross are available.