Career & Scope of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Tips, Job Prospects, Duties, Eligibility Criteria, Required Skills
Today we shall guide you about scope of CNA program in Pakistan. CNA is the abbreviation of Certified Nursing Assistant. Duration of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program is 2 years. Both married and unmarried students can get admission in this program. Age of candidates for getting admission in CNA should be between 28 to 30 years. Students are bound to stay in the hostel. CNA diploma course is approved by Pakistan Nursing Council. Candidates should have clear matriculation exam with minimum 50% marks. Both arts and science students are eligible to get admission in CNA diploma. FSc passed students are preferred for admission in CNA diploma course.
Scope of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in Pakistan, Career Counseling, Jobs, Benefits
Some nursing colleges in Pakistan also give monthly stipend of 2000 rupees in first year and this stipend is doubled in the 2nd year like Shahida Islam Nursing College, Rashid Latif Nursing College, Isra College of Nursing, Gulfreen College of Nursing etc. Admission is granted after written test and interview. Some colleges also give Rs.5000/- monthly stipend from day 1. Admission is granted to just female students. There is great shortage of nurses all over the world. Even in Pakistan we are lacking qualified nurses in government hospitals, private hospitals and clinics. Through this 2 years course you may easily enter in the noble profession of nursing.
Duties of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Certified nursing assistant works under the supervision of senior nurses. CNA provides personal care to patients. They collect specimens for different laboratory tests. She attend the patients in clinics and hospitals. CNA’s also attend the patients privately at home. They document the information about patients. They keep the record about patient’s health. They feed, comb and even bath the female patients. They keep the stock of medicines. They help the doctors in medical procedures. They dress the wounds and inject the injections. They monitor the current health condition of patients and in case of any emergency report the seniors. They help the patients in changing position on beds an moving on wheel chairs. They take vital signs like pulse, respiration, BP and sugar level.
Career Scope & Jobs For CNA
Certified nursing assistant can get jobs in government hospitals, rehabilitation centers, private hospitals, clinics, dispensaries, medical labs and adult day care centers. You may also get job in foreign countries specially in middle east countries like UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Further study will help you in future career progress. In short its an ideal career for those females who want to enter in professional life soon after matriculation.
Required Skills For Certified Nursing Assistant
Certified nursing assistant should be physically and mentally strong. She should be patient and polite. CNA’S should have sympathetic behavior towards patients. They should have good communication skills. They also need time management skills. Salary of CNA in Pakistan depends upon her skills and experience. You should be compassionate, an excellent listener, supportive, dependable and good-natured. Strong problem solving skills and good decision making skills are also required in Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).