The job of a CNA is a very decent job. As a nursing assistant you have to take care of the patients. There are many positive points and very good opportunities in this field. Firstly nursing jobs are always available in plenty and this status will continue till life exists on earth.
Secondly besides being a certified nursing assistant you can also progress in this field and get promoted to different higher posts like LPN (licensed practical nurse) and an RN (registered nurse). And thirdly the salary structure of nurses are also very good and apart from salary the nurses also get incentives, bonuses, health insurances depending on the health care they are working in. Because of all these reasons, CNA certification job is known as a very decent job.
Getting this decent job requires a bit of hard work as well. Hard work here means passing out a certified nursing assistant examination. This examination is compulsory for all states to get a job of a nurse. The CNA certification requirements are that you should have completed 18 years of age and must have completed your schooling diploma (more details). If you have both these eligibility criteria then you can seek admission in any of the nursing schools or health aids which conduct this nursing course. This course may vary from 10 to 12 weeks. The certification may vary from state to state so you need to be updated about it.
The next step is to complete the CNA certification verification. This includes a background verification conducted to check your records. This verification includes checking of your citizenship, your criminal records and other background checks.
After completing all these steps, prepare an excellent professional resume and attend interviews at various health centers like hospitals, nursing homes, home health cares etc. CNA certification resumes though are only needed during an interview, it is very important to get a good job in a good hospital.
So in the end all this hard work gives you sweet fruits of success when you get the job of a CNA. And then slowly and gradually along with experience you can try for your promotion and get posted for a designation of an LPN and then a nurse.