Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants. You have the opportunity to help people when they're at some of the most vulnerable parts of their lives and can really make a difference with these opportunities.
Make a Difference
A Typical Day
- Answer patient call signals, signal lights, bells, or intercom systems to determine patients' needs.
- Provide physical support to assist patients to perform daily living activities, such as getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, using the toilet, standing, walking, or exercising.
- Review patients' dietary restrictions, food allergies, and preferences to ensure patient receives appropriate diet.
- Measure and record food and liquid intake or urinary and fecal output, reporting changes to medical or nursing staff.
Nursing Assistant training, some work environments require certification
Education & Training
Regional employers often hire graduates of these programs.
Explore This Career
Try it before you buy it!
Northwest Education Services (formerly TBAISD) Career Tech - Allied Health
Volunteer or work at a hospital or health clinic
The Local Advantage Learning Pathway
Enroll in the Career Tech Center's Allied Health program.
You can work as a CNA in high school! Apply when you turn 16.
Internal training at a hospital or practice, such as at Munson Healthcare
Work while completing your certification at one of the many local CNA training programs! (Scroll down to the Region 9 listings)
Contact one of these companies and ask for an informational interview, to see if you can job shadow, or to find out if they hire interns.
Sample Job Titles...
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Certified Medication Aide (CMA)
- Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
- Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)