A certified nurse aide, or CNA, works under the supervision of nurses to deliver high quality care to patients. Assisting with personal care: bathing and grooming, dressing, toileting, and feeding. The job requires long hours and many other responsibilities, but caring for patients on a daily basis provides some of the greatest rewards any profession could offer.
The Certified Medication Aide role is to assist the licensed nurse (RN or LPN/LVN) in providing safe and ethical care for clients—that is, administering prescribed drugs and completing other delegated nursing tasks allowed by state law.
Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) provide basic medical care to the sick, injured, and disabled under the supervision of doctors and/or registered nurses (RNs)
Registered Nurses assist Physicians with providing patient care by performing examinations and tests, administering medication, treating wounds and a myriad of other duties. They also act as a liaison between patients and doctors and answer questions or offer guidance for patient families. Often Registered Nurses will oversee a team of other healthcare professionals and will delegate tasks to them. The exact duties of a Registered Nurse will vary depending on the work environment; they may work in health clinics, hospitals, rehab centers and beyond.
The job requires long hours and many responsibilities for patients on a daily basis.