Becoming a CNA

By October 26, 2018 Blog

Becoming a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) means more than just passing a clinical and written exam. It means you have a true passion for helping others. At Bethany Retirement Living, CNAs are a critical component of our senior living care staff.

So what does it take to be a CNA? Beyond meeting the ND State certification qualifications, our recruitment team also seeks out candidates with prior experience working in a long-term care facility. However this is not a requirement. At Bethany Retirement Living, we are truly searching for an applicant who has a passion for helping others. This passion is crucial to our care system because we want someone who is here for our residents, not merely in it for the paycheck. We want someone who understands and appreciates all that our residents have achieved in their lives. Someone who’s impassioned by the nursing field and in it for the long term. Maintaining stable care and provider consistency is a key factor for our residents’ peace of mind, especially for those suffering from memory loss. Retaining quality CNAs, RNs, and LPNs is the basis of our hiring platform.

What’s in it for you? Bethany offers a scholarship program to those considering a RN or LPN degree. In addition, there is a student loan bonus program available after graduation. However, when you become part of the CNA team at Bethany, you’ll see the biggest benefit is the relationships you’re able to build with the residents you serve. And alongside you are talented and supportive co-workers. 

The team at Bethany realizes being a CNA is a difficult job and sometimes people don’t appreciate just how tough it can be. Beyond the physical challenges of the position, there is an emotional aspect that can be just as challenging and is often overlooked. We want our employees to know the work they do is valued, not only by Bethany, but by the entire community.

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