A certified nursing assistant helps patients or clients with health care needs under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or a licensed practical nurse (LPN). CNAs work in a wide variety of settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, adult day care centers, and assisted living facilities.
- Fulfilling basic quality-of-life needs for patients.
- Serving as the "eyes and ears" of an RN or LPN.
- Gathering vital information about a patient's condition.
- Relaying information between patients and nurses.