Individuals considering becoming an aide should have a genuine passion for caring for others and find it rewarding to assist them with the activities of daily living.
A CNA should be kind, patient, a good listener, attentive to detail, reliable, responsible, adaptable, and enjoy learning. A CNA needs the physical strength to transfer and lift patients. He/she needs to be able to follow protocol, have good communication skills, a positive attitude and a cheerful demeanor. It is also essential to be calm in a crisis, non-judgmental, compassionate and empathetic. A CNA always shows respect to patients, supervisors and co-workers and acts with integrity at all times.
Aides play an important role as caregivers. Their concern for the patient is communicated by kind words and actions. The words of Maya Angelou are very relevant to the role of the nursing assistant.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
The nurse instructors at Moon River Nursing Careers are passionate about the quality of patient care and feel it is a privilege to train Nursing Assistants. The instructors collectively have more than 50 years of nursing experience. They have worked in medical oncology, long-term care, school clinics, and in-home care including pediatrics and senior care. They have professional experience in case management, education, and have worked or currently work as nurse supervisors in healthcare management.
Students can attend class in casual attire. The days that are exclusively lab sessions and clinical days require wearing scrubs and closed-toe shoes. Moon River Nursing Careers will provide students with one set of scrubs as part of the course tuition.
Moon River Nursing careers will provide a Nurse Aide workbook, stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, thermometer, gloves and a two piece scrubs uniform.
When you successfully complete the written and practical exam at Moon River Nursing Careers, you will hold the necessary certificate to take the NNAAP exam. Your instructor will register you, and the fee is included in your course registration at Moon River Nursing Careers.