How much does a CNA make per hour in a hospital?

a CNA is limited to what he/she can do but their duties are to take Taking a patient's vital signs,clean patient's room,a CNA will help patients into the bathroom and make sure they are safe before leaving them. CNA also help the patient with daily walks to promote good health and recovery of a patient, CNAs also assist patients with daily hygiene,and CNA also help patients feed themselves and they usually make around $10-12 dollars an hour

Where to find CNA jobs in Houston for someone with a certification but no experience?

She might want to try getting in using nursing homes and home health care agencies just search them on the internet and go from there. These places usually have high turnovers and are easier to get into and get that one year she needs while waiting for the truly prosperous jobs. Good luck!

What is the difference between a cna and a certified patient care assistant?

i am assuming that both cna and pca are they same thing . i just got a job as a pca in louisville ky and thats was one of the requirements... must have cna exprience but i don't. what it was i have gone to school to be a clinical assistant and i still got hired. to be honest, there is not BIG difference between medical assistant, clinical assistant, PCA, or CNA. they are all pretty much the same except each one can do more than the other or get paid more than the other. but to answer your question specifically... PCA and CNA are pretty much the same but depending on who you are going to be working for and what kind of medical background u you have cause in some cases, you do have to be a CNAb4 becoming a PCA. u get me alittle bit? i kno i may be confusing but i hope this helps at least a little.

What can a CNA do in the pediatric unit in a hospital?

A CNA is basically a second hand to LVN's and RN's. A CNA can transport patients from room to procedures, take blood pressure, help bathe patients, help patients who have limited movement ( getting them in and out of bed to use the restroom), help in the physical care of paitents ( helping the RN turn them so they don't get bed sores). CNA is a helpful support system for a patients overall care in a hospital. In most hospitals there are teams: RN, LVN, CNA as well as a Respiratory Therapist, or any other specialist needed to help the patient get better. CNA is a valuable person to have in a hospital.

What job duties are involved in being a CNA in a hospital rather than a nursing home?

Personally, I would switch so fast! As for the differences, that depends on where you work, what departments and what hours. I worked as a CNA while going to nursing school. I worked in a lot of different departments in the hospital. That is a large part of what I loved. In the hospital you do a lot more taking of vital signs- most departments do them q 4 hours. In the nursery you spend most of your time feeding babies. You will spend a lot more time running errands, doing paperwork, etc. But, in many, if not most, hospital settings you will do a lot less of one thing, personal care (i.e., baths, bed changes, bedpans, etc.) A lot of it will just depend on which department you are working in. Also, in a lot of hospitals you will need to be flexible. They will need to be able to "float" you to other departments as needed, so you get some variety. At my hospital, they get 50-75 times as many applicants as they have openings for CNAs. And about the turnover is quite low. I work with one lady who has been there for over 25 years! The single largest reason CNAs leave - they become nurses!

What is the difference between a Medical Assistant and a CNA and why do CNA's find jobs faster?

I am going to school now to become a medical assistant. MAs usually work in doctors' offices and clinics but can also work in hospitals. As a MA you work right under the doctor. You are able to give injections and draw blood. You can do EKGs and vitals. CNAs are nursing assistants, you usually work in hospitals and nursing homes. You can deliver and pick up food trays, clean up messes, change beds. You don't really have any medical training. CNAs usually get jobs quicker because there is such a high turn over rate, a lot go on and become MAs, LPNs, or RNs. Good luck to you if you chose this type of work.

How do I change my cna from Minnesota to California?

If you already are Licensed, Certified, Registered or State Approved in your own State and want to move to another state, you will need to request reciprocity. This means that you are asking the new state to recognize the approval you received from your home state. Contact the State registry in your home state and request a "Application for Enrollment By Reciprocity". Ask them if you should send the completed form to them or to the state to which you are moving.

How to be accepted into a CNA training class at a nursing home?

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CNA??? :(............?

it is part of the job there is nothing personal about it......... you will be providing care for those who need it the most. you will tell stories, read, laugh and cry with the residents. you will work extremely hard for little pay and some days little thanks.......... you will learn about unconditional love and history from those who lived it........ you have chosen a difficult but extremely rewarding job if you can do it. washing some "old man's little balls, etc." is such a small part of the job. good luck, realize just how important this job is........


I am a CNA, and the age in FL is 18. In most states you have to pass a written and clinical exam, and in most states it is pretty tough. If I hadn't gone to school for it I don't think I would have made it. If you are still in high school, you might want to consider being a caregiver. Try home health care agencies, they often want someone to be a sitter, companion, caregiver.