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Nurse Assistant: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:16)


Amanda Mullins is a certified nursing assistant. Duties include feeding, showering, transportation, and dressing geriatric patients.

Nurse Assistant: Career Beginnings (00:39)

Mullins cared for her grandmother toward the end of her life. She cannot imagine working in another profession.

Nurse Assistant: Keys for Success (02:05)

CNAs need compassion, understanding, and patience. A smile or hug can improve a patient's mood. Some nursing homes require nursing assistants only spend five to ten minutes with a client at a time.

Nurse Assistant: Education and Certification Requirements (00:34)

CPR and first aid certificates are required. A high school diploma is necessary when working in an assisted living home.

Nurse Assistant: Workplace Atmosphere (01:28)

Mullins works at a small facility with 74 residents. Shifts can last anywhere from eight to 16 hours.

Nurse Assistant: Advice for Aspiring Pros (00:36)

Working as a CNA is not easy. One has to care for the patients.

Nurse Assistant: A Day on the Job (02:42)

CNAs carry walkie-talkies throughout the building for communication. Mullins wakes up residents and helps those who need assistance get out of bed. A float helps everyone in the building.

Nurse Assistant: Industry Goals and Services (00:33)

Nursing assistants want to help residents complete the activities of daily living. Patients need to know that they matter.

Nurse Assistant: Industry Challenges (01:22)

There is a shortage of nursing assistants due to staffing and burnout issues. Medicare and veteran benefits will diminish in the future.

Nurse Assistant: Looking at the Future (00:22)

There will always be a need for nursing assistants.

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Nurse Assistant—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a nurse assistant? In this Career Q&A video interview, Amanda Mullins talks about her career path, what she does on the job, and the keys to success in nursing. She also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 11 minutes

Item#: BVL190410

ISBN: 978-1-64623-458-5

Copyright date: ©2019

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