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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

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Guide Notes:
Due to the broad nature of the medical field, this guide does not include keywords. For medical research, we recommend searching for the sub-field and the subject of interest. The sub-field section of this guide includes the type of healthcare environments where CNAs are generally employed.

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  • Hospitals
  • Long-term residential facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Hospice centers
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Adult daycare centers
  • Clinical facilities

LoC Classifications:

  • R - Medicine (General)
  • RA - Public Aspects of Medicine
  • RB - Pathology
  • RC - Internal Medicine
  • RC321-576 - Neurology, Psychiatry
  • RC952-954 - Geriatrics
  • RD - Surgery
  • RG - Gynecology, Obstetrics
  • RJ - Pediatrics
  • RM - Therapeutics, Pharmacology
  • RT - Nursing
  • RX - Homeopathy

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Professional Associations

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The National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA)
The National Association of Health Care Assistants mission is to elevate the professional standing and performance of a CNA and other caregivers through recognition, advocacy, education and empowerment while building a strong alliance with health care providers to maximize success and quality patient care. (The Mission of NAHCA)