Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs) and Restorative Nursing Assistants (RNAs) are some of the most sought-after professions today. But first, what are the similarities and differences between these two jobs? Allow our staffing solutions to share the facts with you.
A CNA helps provide care for patients under the supervision of a nurse. CNAs often work in hospitals but can also provide their services in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and more. Their responsibilities mostly revolve around activities of daily living, such as dressing, grooming, bathing, feeding, and companionship. Under the supervision of an RN, CNAs can also record vitals and monitor blood sugar levels. They stock supplies, document information, and clean rooms and linens.
On the other hand, RNAs are more advanced CNAs. They apply therapeutic or rehabilitative techniques that they have specialized training, skills, and expertise under the close supervision of a certified practitioner. RNAs can help with preparing patients for surgeries or carrying out rehabilitative exercises in addition to helping nurses with equipment and record-keeping and patients with activities of daily living.
RNAs receive further training that teaches them how to transport patients, perform range-of-motion exercises, and prepare patients for therapies and operations.
If you are an RNA or CNA looking for more opportunities to earn and provide care, then you are an ideal candidate to become part of our travel agency!
AGG Travel Agency is a staffing agency in Fargo, North Dakota, that offers CNAs and RNAs rewarding career paths. We currently have openings for these positions based in South and North Dakota.