Earning a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) certification is a first step to further nursing certifications if so desired. Although many people opt for taking classes for this certification, it can be done by purchasing and learning from CNA books…
Classes can last for different periods of time, usually from three to nine months, however applied learning can be accomplished much faster.
What Types of Books are Available?
CNA Exam Secrets is one of the many books you will find that contains all types of information to help you pass the Certified Nurse Assistant Exam. This exam is given in several different parts which include a written exam, a skills demonstration test and oral Q&A phase. Many people use this book as a refresher before actually taking the Certified Nurse Assistant Exam. The book covers many aspects of the nursing assistant’s duties and helps them to get ready for the exam in a number of ways.
Reviewing anatomy and physiology, as well as signs and symptoms, a cardiac review, organ function and other vital information that will be asked on the exam is the perfect way to prepare yourself for taking this exam. The book also has tips on how to prepare for a CNA Admissions Committee.
Another very helpful book is Nursing Assistant – A Nursing Process Approach. This book has loads of information you need to know about nursing as a preparation for taking the exam for a CNA. From the introduction to the Scientific Principles and Basic Human Needs chapters, you will find the purchase of this book will allow you to study the basic principles every CNA should possess knowledge of before taking the test.
Since there are many different fields of nursing available from care of the chronically ill to pediatrics, you may want to specialize after becoming a certified nursing assistant. This book contains an introduction to each type of nursing available. In addition, the legal and ethical issues that can affect a CNA are explained. As a comprehensive guide to all the different aspects of what CNAs do after passing their exam is also in the book. For example, there is advice about moving your career to a more advanced type of nursing.
The Nursing Assistant covers virtually everything you will need to know about certified nursing assistant duties. From the right way to handle supplies and equipment of infectious patients to the proper way of transporting the patients themselves, you will find all the information you need and more.
Advantages of Book Learning
Purchasing a book to help you learn all the things you will need to know about becoming a CNA will allow you to re-reference this information at any time should you forget something. Getting ready for an exam means filling your head with all the knowledge possible. Sometimes we get so overloaded with information that part of it gets lost. That is why it is so important to have something to go back to and refresh your memory.
For many people learning from books before putting into practice what they have learned is easier. This is similar to what you would do in a classroom setting except you are doing it at your own pace. Many of the books that can be purchased have a “test yourself” section at the end of each chapter. This is a great way of seeing what you have learned from reading the chapter. An advantage to this is being able to go back and read the chapter again if you did not do well on your test.
Learning the medical terminology that you will need to know is another feature of the CNA books that can be purchased. The Nursing Assistant – A Nursing Process Approach also has a section on death and dying, which is a necessary part of nursing to learn. Sooner or later when pursuing this type of career, you are going to have to deal with the death of someone you have been caring for. Learning the best process for dealing with this is going to be a vital aspect of your career.