CNA’s are health care providers who know the fundamentals of taking care of the sick or handicapped in their home, a nursing facility or a hospital.
They typically help clients with ordinary activities of daily living or ADL’s such as feeding, dressing, and safely being able to go to the bathroom, bathe, or shower.
Cost and length of time to complete nurse aide training differs from program to program. Most programs cost several hundred dollars.
If your dream is to become a registered nurse, you may want to start in a a certified nurse assistant (CNA) program. Because CNA programs require less initial education, you can start working sooner. Many nurses who do this continue their education and earn while they learn.