As an LNA, you are part of an important community of nursing professionals
If you are currently in a nursing assistant training program, you are on the road to a profession that will help the lives of many people throughout the course of your career. Nursing assistants are there for patients. They meet their patients’ needs every day and help them when they are at the most vulnerable points of their lives. As a nursing assistant, you have a lot to be proud of!
One great way to feel a part of your profession is to explore the resources that are available for nursing assistants. Social media, blogs, websites, and professional organizations are all good ways to find out what’s going on in your field. Try some of these resources and see what you think!
This is a great website full of helpful articles, useful tips, nursing advice, and information on policies and rules that affect CNAs every day on the job. For a quick and fun article from this website, try 7 Habits of Highly Effective CNAs.
Just For Nursing Assistants
The Just for Nursing Assistants blog can make you feel connected to other CNAs. There are interesting blog posts by practicing CNAs that explore topics that pertain to the workplace. You may also find inspiring articles about patients or CNAs who are really making a difference in the world.
This organization provides free videos on YouTube that help you refresh your skills. A whole array of videos includes such titles as “make an occupied bed,” “hand and nail care,” “measure and record respirations,” and “catheter care.”
This online magazine provides interesting and fun articles about the world of nursing. You can find everything from serious articles about the nursing industry to funny nurse humor. There’s always something interesting or entertaining to read.
Minority Nurse Magazine
This online magazine focuses on issues that affect minority nurses. It covers topics such as salary, job offers, and stress, as well as general topics that apply to anyone and everyone in the field of nursing, such as how to survive your first year on the job.
In the Know
In the Know’s Facebook page is a good place to find tips and to join in discussions of all things relating to being a nursing assistant. You might find tips on handling stress, dealing with patient complaints, or managing your workload.
National Network of Career Nursing Assistants
This organization promotes recognition, education, and peer development among nursing assistants who work in nursing homes and other long-term care settings. You can join the organization or even start a chapter. They will help you promote National Nursing Assistants Week and other activities. Their website also features an online store with lots of fun CNA swag.
National Association for Homecare and Hospice
For CNAs who may work in homecare or hospice, this resource provides a lot of useful information about end of life issues as well as the conditions that elderly patients are facing. It is useful for home health aides and CNAs/LNAs.
The Salter School of Nursing is proud to provide a nursing assistant training program at our campus in Manchester, NH. To find out more about starting your new career path with us, use our simple online form. We can’t wait to hear from you!