Certified
Nursing Assistant

Health Sciences

Are you interested becoming a Nurse?

Take the first step by becoming a CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT.

What is it?

A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is on the front-line of patient care, interacting with patients and helping them with their day-to-day care.  Becoming a CNA will give you the foundation to become a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse, or let you explore various healthcare career pathways to one day become a radiologist, doctor, or surgeon.

What will I do?

A CNA focuses on patient care, making sure that patients are comfortable and their needs are met. You will monitor the vital signs of a patient such as temperature, blood pressure and check medicine levels.  You will make sure patients are well fed and hydrated, and will bath, groom, clean and feed patients if necessary.

Can lead you to these jobs:

  • Dietician
  • Health Information Technician
  • Home Health Aide
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Medical Technologist
  • Nursing Aide
  • Registered Nurse
  • Rehabilitation Aide

Important characteristics for this job include:

  • Empathy
  • Communication
  • Reliability
  • Flexible
  • Compassion
  • Physical strength

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Employment Stats in Lake County

EDUCATION LEVEL NEEDED

Certification

MEDIAN
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JOB GROWTH
OVER NEXT 10 YEARS

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JOB OPENINGS
OVER NEXT 10 YEARS

Source – Emsi, 2019

Interested in pursuing a career as a Nurse Assistant?

IF YOU ARE IN HIGH SCHOOL:
Check first with your local high school to see if they offer a Nurse Assistant program. You can also register for the Nurse Assistant programs offered by the Tech Campus.

IF YOU NEED TUITION
OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
:

Training grants are available to assist you with tuition or financial assistance through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA).

IF YOU HAVE
GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL:

Check out available Certified Nurse Assisting programs offered by the College of Lake County.

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