CNA/PCA+ Career Information | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Career Information

Once you've completed your certified nursing assistant (CNA) training and passed your certification exam, you can begin your career in providing hands-on personal care to patients in need. 

As a CNA, there are different settings in which you can work, and as you gain more experience, more job opportunities will open up as well.

The most common areas of work for a CNA are the following:

  • Assisted living facilities and nursing homes
  • Aide agencies for home health
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Local hospitals

As a high-demand and fast growing occupation, CNAs experience plenty of work, good pay, and the opportunity to eventually move up in the nursing field.