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Become A Certified Nurses' Aide

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Working As A Certified Nurses' Aide

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Getting Information
  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • $23,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Certified Nurses' Aide Do

Nursing assistants, sometimes called nursing aides, help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Orderlies transport patients and clean treatment areas.

Duties

Nursing assistants provide basic care and help with activities of daily living. They typically do the following:

  • Clean and bathe patients or residents
  • Help patients use the toilet and dress
  • Turn, reposition, and transfer patients between beds and wheelchairs
  • Listen to and record patients’ health concerns and report that information to nurses
  • Measure patients’ vital signs, such as blood pressure and temperature
  • Serve meals and help patients eat

Some nursing assistants also may dispense medication, depending on their training level and the state in which they work.

In nursing homes and residential care facilities, assistants are often the principal caregivers. They have more contact with residents than other members of the staff. Because some residents stay in a nursing home for months or years, assistants may develop close relationships with their residents.

Orderlies typically do the following:

  • Assist patients with moving about the facility, such as pushing wheelchairs
  • Clean equipment and facilities
  • Change linens
  • Stock supplies

Nursing assistants and orderlies work as part of a healthcare team under the supervision of licensed practical or licensed vocational nurses and registered nurses.

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How To Become A Certified Nurses' Aide

Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program and must pass their state’s competency exam. Orderlies generally have at least a high school diploma.

Education and Training

Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program in which they learn the basic principles of nursing and complete supervised clinical work. These programs are found in high schools, community colleges, vocational and technical schools, hospitals, and nursing homes.

In addition, nursing assistants typically complete a brief period of on-the-job training to learn about their specific employer’s policies and procedures.

Orderlies typically have at least a high school diploma and receive a short period of on-the-job training.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

After completing a state-approved education program, nursing assistants take a competency exam. Passing this exam allows them to use state-specific titles. In some states, a nursing assistant or aide is called a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), but titles vary from state to state.

Nursing assistants who have passed the competency exam are placed on a state registry. Nursing assistants must be on the state registry to work in a nursing home.

Some states have other requirements as well, such as continuing education and a criminal background check. Check with state boards of nursing or health for more information.

In some states, nursing assistants can earn additional credentials, such as becoming a Certified Medication Assistant (CMA). As a CMA, they can give medications.

Orderlies do not need a license, however, many jobs require a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, which shows they are trained to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Nursing assistants and orderlies must be able to communicate effectively to address patients’ or residents’ concerns. They also need to relay important information to other healthcare workers.

Compassion. Nursing assistants and orderlies assist and care for the sick, injured, and elderly. Doing so requires a compassionate and empathetic attitude.

Patience. The routine tasks of cleaning, feeding, and bathing patients or residents can be stressful. Nursing assistants and orderlies must have patience in order to complete these tasks.

Physical stamina. Nursing assistants and orderlies spend much of their time on their feet. They should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as lifting or moving patients.

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Certified Nurses' Aide Career Paths

Certified Nurses' Aide
Certified Nursing Assistant Registered Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Office Manager
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Staff Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Nurse Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Licensed Practical Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Assistant Director Of Nursing
7 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Team Leader Case Manager
Director Of Social Services
6 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Team Leader Manager
Partner
6 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Utilization Review Nurse Case Manager
Patient Care Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Senior Technician Specialist Manager
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Patient Care Coordinator Office Manager
Administrative Director
8 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Patient Care Coordinator Case Manager
Medical Case Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Patient Care Coordinator Registered Nurse Case Manager
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Staff Nurse MDS Coordinator
Unit Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Staff Nurse Clinician Clinical Supervisor
Clinical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Nurse Consultant Nurse Nursing Director
Managed Care Director
9 Yearsyrs
Nurse Senior Technician Specialist Nursing Director
Wellness Director
7 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Executive Assistant Assistant Property Manager
Resident Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Nurse Senior Technician Specialist Program Director
Director Of Admissions
7 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Charge Nurse Senior Registered Nurse Nursing Director
Patient Relations Director
10 Yearsyrs
Direct Support Professional Mental Health Worker Residential Supervisor
Residential Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Specialist Lead Teacher House Manager
Home Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Nursing Home Aide 2.7 years
Nurses' Aide 2.5 years
Medication Aide 2.5 years
Hospice Aide 2.4 years
Resident Care Aide 2.0 years
Resident Aide 1.6 years
Hospitality Aide 1.5 years
Top Careers Before Certified Nurses' Aide
Cashier 15.5%
Waitress 3.1%
Server 2.7%
Internship 2.4%
Volunteer 2.3%
Top Careers After Certified Nurses' Aide
Cashier 7.1%
Internship 2.1%
Server 2.1%

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Average Yearly Salary
$23,000
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$19,000
Min 10%
$23,000
Median 50%
$23,000
Median 50%
$23,000
Median 50%
$23,000
Median 50%
$23,000
Median 50%
$23,000
Median 50%
$23,000
Median 50%
$29,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Enlivant
Highest Paying City
Cheyenne, WY
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a Certified Nurses' Aide make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Certified Nurses' Aide in the United States is $23,776 per year or $11 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $19,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $29,000.

Real Certified Nurses' Aide Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Certified Nurses Aide Holy Name Friary Ringwood, NJ Feb 22, 2010 $28,613
Certified Nursing Aides TLC Home Health Care Mar 30, 2009 $25,044
Certified Nursing Aide The Lincoln Home Belleville, IL Jun 13, 2008 $23,729
Certified Nurse Aide Global Care Services, Inc. Toms River, NJ Apr 15, 2016 $23,400
Certified Nurse Aide Bridgeway Care Center Bridgewater, NJ Mar 26, 2008 $21,141
Certified Nurse Aide Bridgeway Care Center Bridgewater, NJ Apr 02, 2009 $21,141
Certified Nurse Aide AGA Global Resources Corp. Lakewood, NJ Mar 17, 2009 $21,141
Certified Nurse Aide AGA Global Resources Corp. Toms River, NJ Mar 30, 2009 $21,141
Certified Nurse Aide AGA Global Resources Corp. Lakewood, NJ May 19, 2010 $21,141
Certified Nurse Aide Bridgeway Care Center Bridgewater, NJ Jun 14, 2010 $21,141

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Top Skills for A Certified Nurses' Aide

  1. Personal Care
  2. Patient Care
  3. ADL
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  • Provided personal cares to residents, assisted residents with activities of daily living, and charted on health status of residents.
  • Managed supplies and restocked inventory as need to ensure optimal availability for patient care.
  • Provide assistance with ambulation, daily ROM exercises, ADL skills in long-term and acute care settings.
  • Performed health-care related tasks, such as monitoring vital signs and medication, under the direction of registered nurses and physiotherapists.
  • Monitored and recorded vital signs, height, weight, blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and respiration.

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Certified Nurses' Aide Demographics

Gender

Female

75.8%

Male

13.5%

Unknown

10.6%
Ethnicity

White

65.1%

Hispanic or Latino

14.4%

Black or African American

10.4%

Asian

6.6%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

67.0%

French

7.4%

Portuguese

3.6%

German

2.8%

Arabic

2.8%

Russian

2.0%

Tagalog

2.0%

Swahili

1.8%

Swedish

1.5%

Hindi

1.5%

Polish

1.5%

Vietnamese

1.0%

Korean

0.8%

Filipino

0.8%

Ilocano

0.8%

Japanese

0.8%

Luganda

0.5%

Gujarati

0.5%

Bosnian

0.5%

Italian

0.5%
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Certified Nurses' Aide Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

20.6%

Kaplan University

10.0%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

5.9%

Ashford University

5.2%

Baker College

4.7%

Wichita State University

4.5%

The Academy

4.2%

Everest Institute

4.1%

Capital Community College

3.9%

Kansas State University

3.8%

Wichita Area Technical College

3.8%

Kirkwood Community College

3.5%

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

3.4%

Lansing Community College

3.4%

Colorado Technical University

3.3%

Liberty University

3.3%

Fort Hays State University

3.2%

Johnson County Community College

3.2%

Stone Academy - Hamden

3.2%

Goodwin College

3.2%
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Majors

Nursing

37.9%

Medical Assisting Services

9.4%

Business

7.9%

Health Care Administration

6.8%

Nursing Assistants

5.8%

Psychology

3.9%

General Studies

3.7%

Criminal Justice

2.9%

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

2.6%

Medical Technician

2.5%

Human Services

2.3%

Biology

2.1%

Education

1.8%

Social Work

1.8%

Liberal Arts

1.7%

Accounting

1.6%

Pharmacy

1.5%

Management

1.3%

Health Sciences And Services

1.3%

Clinical Psychology

1.3%
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Degrees

Other

37.2%

Bachelors

21.3%

Associate

19.4%

Certificate

9.8%

Masters

5.3%

Diploma

4.5%

License

2.0%

Doctorate

0.4%
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