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Certified Nurse Aide

The main role of a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) is to provide basic care to patients and assist them in daily activities that include bathing, dressing, feeding and taking vital signs. The role of a CNA is not glamorous but is extremely essential in long term care. Compassionate individuals with a deep desire to care for others are needed to fill these positions.

Education & Experience:
A CNA must complete a nurse aide training program approved by the State of Michigan, pass the nurse aide competency evaluation consisting of both a written and a skills test, and be listed in good standing as a CNA on the Michigan Nurse Aide Registry. A nurse aide training program consists of a minimum of 75 hours of classroom instruction and clinical training. The training program must be approved by the 
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

 

 

Resident Assistant

This position is a great first step in getting involved in working in an assisted living setting for those looking for their first job or a new career. The main role of a resident assistant in an assisted living setting may include providing basic care to residents such as assisting them in daily activities including bathing, dressing, feeding and taking vital signs. The role of resident assistant is extremely rewarding for those looking for meaningful work. Compassionate individuals with a deep desire to care for others are needed to fill these positions.

Certifications
None needed

Next Steps
Medication Assistant
Supervisor of Resident Care/Team Lead
Certified Nurse Aide
Restorative Aide
Licensed Practical Nurse
Social Services
Activities Professional

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