The Certified Nursing assistant ( C.N.A) assists the nurses in providing care for the patients. A Nursing assistant may be called an aide, a nurse aide, or a patient care assistant
Education varied from on-the job training to state approved certification.
According to OBRA, every state must provide nursing assistant programs that contain at least 75 hours of instruction.
State are permitted to increase the number of hours. Today state minimum requirements for nursing assistant training vary between 75 and 150 hours. Some programs are much longer.
OBRA also requires that nursing assistants demonstrate competency by passing a written ans skills test. A registration number is issued after successful proof of competency . Some states require certification or licensing as well.