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  • Z. Garnett

National Certified Nursing Assistants Week

National Certified Nursing Assistant’s Week, also known as Nursing Assistants Week is celebrated during the second week of June. It is a time to recognize the hard work CNAs provide on a daily basis. This year marks the 46th annual Certified Nurses Assistants Week. It is celebrated from June 15th- June 21st.

What is a CNA?

A CNA is a Certified Nursing Assistant. They work in a variety of healthcare environments such as hospitals, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities. Their duties may vary from facility to facility, but may consist of taking vital signs, prepping medical equipment, and assisting patients with personal care activities such as bathing, feeding, and grooming.

History of CNAs

Many may not be aware, but the history of CNAs dates back to World War I. Through the Red Cross’ Volunteer Nurse’s Aide Program, 8,000 nursing assistants worked alongside US Army Nurses. They provided care to wounded soldiers on the field and in the hospital.

Be sure to send a special thank you to the hardworking CNAs during National Nursing Assistant Week and every day.

If you are a CNA looking for a job, contact Light and Hope LLC to see what positions are available.

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