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The average pay for a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) is $10.84 per hour.

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Job Description for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Certified nurse assistants (CNAs) provide care to patients, often in facilities such as nursing homes. They generally assist patients with basic needs, such as bathing, dressing, mobility, positioning, eating, and grooming, among other things. They often care for multiple patients who have a variety of health needs and personal abilities, so it is important for nurse assistants to be knowledgeable of the types of care which should be administered and sensitive to the needs of individual patients.


Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Tasks

  • Assists with direct patient care under the supervision of the RN or other medical professionals.
  • Provide patients with help walking, exercising, and moving in and out of bed.
  • Position, feed, bathe, dress and assist patients with grooming and other tasks.
  • Observe patients' conditions, measure and record food and liquid intake and output and vital signs, and report changes to professional staff.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Job Listings

Nursing Centers Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) at Golden LivingCenters?

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Santa Rosa:
"I Love My Residents."
Pros: Caring for those who are unable to care for themselves, making a them laugh and feel human and not just a patient number. Listening to their life stories and loving them for who they are.
Cons: Nurse's don't listen to the CNA's about problems or concerns a resident is having such as pain, loneliness, anxiety etc.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Waldron:
"This is a challenging yet rewarding career."

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Rockland:
"To Be A Successful Caregiver You Need To Love What You Do."
To be a great CNA you need to have compassion, patience, be dependable, be able to communicate and listen and a passion for helping others. Being able to work as a team, maintain a positive attitude and a willingness to always be your best will benefit both the healthcare recipient and caregivers. Educate yourself everyday on new ways to make your patients life healthier, happier and fulfilling. As well as continuing to educate yourself about medical skills and procedures.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Beaverton:
"Busy stressful rewarding."
Pros: The reward if seeing our patients getting better.
Cons: The stress level of being understaffed and being under paid.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Weatherford:
Pros: I love how I get to help others that can't do for themselves anymore.
Cons: 30 minute lunch break.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Lenox:
It is not as easy as you think. But get yourself in a routine, treat your patients the way you want to be treated and you will always learn and go home knowing you did something good. I always can feel a self reward after helping someone in need.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Lexington:
"Its rewarding, but is is very difficult job."
Pros: Residents, staff.
Cons: Pay, benefits.

Key Stats for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

5-9 years
10-19 years

Skills That Affect Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Salaries


National Average

Elder Care

Years of Experience

5-9 years
10-19 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 50%