If you want to start a career in the health care field, becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in a long-term care facility is an opportunity for tremendous personal and professional growth. I started my career as a CNA and the important foundational skills and experiences I learned while thriving in this role prepared me to take on even more. I later became an HR director and business office manager at the North Rehabilitation Center in St. Pete. Employers have rewarded my hard work and my career has flourished.
CNAs represent an essential part of a patient’s or resident’s care team. Being in this important role accelerates your skill set and can prepare an individual to take the next step in the health care field. Becoming a CNA in long term care presents tremendous opportunities for those who wish to pursue more education, learn new skills, and further a career in the field. I’m proof of that.
As Florida is facing a critical need for CNAs who make a vital impact on quality care for seniors, I am writing to advocate for this incredibly important position. A CNA is more than a certification, it’s care, compassion, and empathy to those in this world who need it most.
Learn more about the pathways to becoming a CNA in long term care facilities, or find job openings near you, by visiting the CaregiversFL Career Program at florida.carefortheaging.org/job-seekers. Facilities are hiring now.