What Certified Nursing Assistant Career Paths Exist?
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Host Question: What types of CNA careers exist and what types of different pieces could you be working at or different roles within a different type of place?
Guest Answer: The majority of the time, home health and hospice and nursing homes are the really big ones, but what some people don’t know is that you can also work in the hospital. You can work in the emergency room, you can work operating room, you can be what’s called a floating DNA, where you just walk in and they’re like, hey, they need you in surgery, or hey, they need you in pediatrics. And you can float. And you can help kind of be like an MA, which is not quite a CNA, but it’s close. And you can, you know, in a respiratory wing, you can work in the ICU, all of your skills can be used anywhere medically needed.
Guest Answer: From state to state, there’s some slightly different paths. Once you become a CNA, some states allow for specialization in certain areas. Your day to day job will look different whether you’re working in a hospital or a nursing home or a memory care community, or maybe you’re a traveling CNA, maybe you’re a hospice CNA. So they’re all similar in the fact that they’re still doing direct patient care, they’re still communicating with the nurses and if there’s any other, there’s often other team members are communicating with generally the same types of tasks, like I said, mainly patient care.
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