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Nursing Assistant & Certified Nursing Assistant

Nursing assistants, sometimes called nurse aides and geriatric aides, assist licensed nursing personnel in providing nursing care. They work under the direction and supervision of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and other medical staff. CNAs work in many settings, and often have more contact with patients that other health care workers do.They work in hospitals and nursing homes, provide care for older people and people with disabilities in residential care centers. Some nursing assistants visit people in their homes (home health aids). In the United states, most nursing homes and many hospitals hire only certified nursing assistants CNAs.


Certified Nursing Assistant Salaries
Nursing assistants earn salaries of between $23,117 and $29,904 per year. Median: $25,369. The key factors affecting CNA salaries are years of experience and work environment.Certified nursing assistants may find jobs more easily than those who are not certified.

Regular hourly pay on main CNA job:
-The mean hourly pay is significantly higher for CNAs who work full time ($10.87) than for those who work part time ($10.42).
-The mean hourly pay is significantly higher for CNAs whose work is in urban areas ($11.27) than for those who work in rural areas ($10.61).
-The mean hourly pay is significantly higher for CNAs who work for not-for-profit nursing homes ($11.01) than for those who work for for-profit nursing homes ($10.59).

P.S. In the UK, as in other countries, the CNA might also be called a Nursing Assistant (NA), Auxiliary Nurse (Aux-N), Healthcare Assistant (HCA), Heathcare Support Worker (HSW) or Clinical Support Worker.