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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Certified Nursing Assistants CNA provide intimate, hands-on healthcare to patients in medical settings, helping with bathing, dressing and the basic activities of life. A day in the life of a nursing assitant might also include:

  • Turning or repositioning bedridden patients
  • Taking patients’ temperature, blood pressure and other vital signs
  • Answering patient calls
  • Documenting patients’ health issues and report to nurses
  • Feeding patients, measuring and recording their food and liquid intake
  • Cleaning rooms and bed linens
  • Helping with medical procedures
  • Dressing wounds


A CNA  job can be physically demanding at times with some unpleasant responsibilities, but the role also allows nursing assistants to build strong relationships with patients.

While a CNA can be found in hospitals, the majority of them work in nursing and residential care facilities, where a nursing assistant interact with patients on a regular basis and get to know them personally.
If you’re interested in joining the health care field, becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant, also known as a CNA, nurses’ aid, home health aide a CNA program at Harborview School is a grate place to get your nursing assistant training. In our CNA program you will Learn which personal and professional traits you’ll need to succeed as a CNA.


As a cna you should have and must have the following skills to be a successful nursing assistant:

  • Compassionate Strong decision-making skills
  • An excellent listener Excellent attention to detail
  • Supportive Good communication skills
  • Dependable Problem-solving skills
  • Physically fit Good ethical standards
  • Good-natured Ability to maintain interpersonal relationships


 How to Become a Nursing Assistant
You don’t need a degree or a High School diploma to become a CNA, but you will need to enroll in a nursing assistant program to earn a CNA Certification and pass a competency exam.  


In our CNA classes, you’ll learn about infection control, taking vital signs and delivering personal care. Topics also include communication skills and patients’ rights. Upon completing your nursing assistant training program, you’ll take the CNA certification exam, which usually includes a multiple-choice exam and a manual skills test.

With a strong job outlook and flexible work hours, the CNA role is a great entry point into the healthcare field. Our Nursing Assistant Program is 6 weeks  and 1 week of clinicals at a local Long Term Health Care Facility