Hello everyone I am here to tell you about becoming a certified nursing assistant. First I will cover the general background of nursing. Then I will move on to school requirements and drastic changes in technology. Finally, I will tell about my plan and what drives me to pursue this amazing profession but first let me tell a little bit about myself and why I chose this amazing profession.
I chose this profession for three reasons. For starters because I simply love helping people and making them feel like they are valued and wanted, secondly because, it makes me feel great when I know that I am helping give back to the community by giving love and compassion to these wonderful people and making them feel important, and last but not least, this profession keeps me on my toes knowing that I get to wake up and go to a place that I love, helping people that I love every single day.
- Becoming a nurse takes a lot of studying and a lot of money. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics claims that, "Typically four years is the normal schooling time it would take to become a Certified Nursing Assistant” however, you can take classes in high school to become a Certified Nursing Assistant at the end of your senior year.
- Required accrediting is called NCLEX or National Council Licensure Examination and if you don't pass this required exam then you will not be able to graduate out of high school as a CNA.
- There have been some very new drastic changes in the nursing profession more specifically in the aspect of technology. Two big one are Bio-printers and Gene mapping.
- Bio printers can build 3-D structure of cells, layer by layer, to form human tissue and eventually human organs for replacement.
- Gene mapping can tell you in advanced whether your DNA has traces of cancer ridden cells in it or not and if you catch it early enough you can start preventing cancer cells from developing or developing at a slower process.
U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics States that, "there will always be a high demand for nurses because, there is always a shortage". Statistics show that, " in 2025 there will be an average of 260,000 nurses in the U.S that we will be short of".
This is a graph that shows the shortage of Nurses in the future and how high the demand will always be.
I decided to do my personal interview on my aunt Summer who is a Histologist in Utah. She is just bellow a nurse but she works besides them all day pretty much. According to my interview, my aunt Summer makes about $29,000 a year and that's just a little bit more than what CNA's make. I did this interview on my aunt because she helps people just as much as a CNA does and their jobs are similar in some ways.
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