Many of our students can’t wait for the day they receive their Nursing Assistant certification. It’s the first step toward entering a rewarding career as a CNA. Wondering what happens next after you receive your diploma? Keep reading to discover your next steps.
Step #1: Become a Licensed Certified Nursing Assistant
Your first step after graduating is to become a Licensed Certified Nursing Assistant. Your program will only take approximately five weeks to complete or 120 clock hours.
Next, you’ll need to take and pass the required Nursing Assistant certification exam for your state, if applicable. When you pass, you’ll become licensed and ready for entry-level employment.
Step #2: Land the Perfect Job in Your Dream Medical Facility
After licensing, you’re ready to find the perfect job. As a nursing assistant, you have a ton of choices when it comes to where to work. For example, you can choose to work in a hospital, doctor’s office or in other facilities such as:
- Long-term care facilities
- Cancer care centers
- Therapy centers
You also have the opportunity to choose a specific specialty to work in. For example, if you enjoy working with babies, you can apply for positions in maternity wards. Or, if you enjoy working with the elderly, a long-term care facility might be a great choice.
Reach Out to Us for Help Finding Your New Job
If you’re struggling to find the perfect new job as a CNA, Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology can help. Our Career Services department helps newly graduated students land their dream jobs through our partnerships with local facilities.
Plus, we’ll help you improve your resumé and interview skills, so you can enter your job search with confidence.
Step #3: Enjoy Your New Day-to-Day Life as a CNA
As a Certified Nursing Assistant, you’ll spend your days taking care of patients and their families. For example, you may help patients with daily tasks such as toileting, exercising and eating. Or, you might assist nurses with tasks like giving injections, providing therapy and educating patients on their health needs.
Want to Become a Nursing Assistant? Call Cambridge Today!
Not yet started down the path toward becoming a CNA? We can help! Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology is here to support you in reaching your career goals. To learn more about our program or to apply today, give us a call at 877-206-4279 or send us a message.