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Certified Nursing Assistant/Patient Care Technician

What They Do:

CNA/PCTs provide support and care to patients, such as monitoring of health status, feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, or ambulation of patients in a health or nursing facility. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants. Common work places include nursing homes, physician offices, and hospitals as well as in home health services.

Also Known As:

Certified Medication Aide (CMA), Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Certified Nurses Aide (CNA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA), Nurses' Aide, Nursing Aide, Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Assistant (PCA), State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Certified Nursing Assistant: 2 years (including classroom and clinical work)

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