Certified Nurses’ Assistant (CNA) License Defense Attorney in Kansas and Missouri

Kansas and Missouri Professional Licensing Attorney Discusses Certified Nurse’s Assistants’ Qualifications

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A certified nurse’s assistant is primarily a healthcare provider who works with patients in their homes. CNAs, as the profession is more commonly known, help people who are in a nursing home or managed care facility, or who have limited mobility by providing day-to-day healthcare assistance and physical maintenance. CNAs help their patients with taking medications, renewing medications, changing dressings, or maintaining healthcare equipment, as well as making sure that the patientsare nourished and monitor their patients’ overall health. CNAs know how to take vital signs and understand how to follow a physician’s orders for their patients.

CNAs do more than simply provide medical services for their clients. Many become companions to their patients. Some patients have no family or family that lives out of town and cannot take care of their relative. The CNA fills that gap and helps the patient, be it an elderlyperson, or a person rehabilitating from surgery or recovering from a severe illness.

Educational Requirements for CNAs

The educational requirements for CNAs differ from state to state. However, CNA certification is widely known to be a much shorter course of study than a licensed practical nurse (LPN) program. CNAs may only work with patients under the direct supervisionof a registered nurse (RN) or LPN.

InKansas, the CNA candidate must take a certification course. The course has two components.In phaseI, the candidate undertakes a 90-hour classroom study from an approved CNA educational program. Phase II commences after the student successfully completes the course work. The candidate in Phase II receives training in a practical setting. That training may be held in a nursing home, rehabilitationfacility, or other approved healthcare setting. Once all of the course work is successfully completed, the candidate must take a CNA exam and receive a 75 or higher to receive a passing score.

The training for a CNA in Missouri differs from Kansas. In Missouri, the CNA candidate must complete 175 hours of training, 100 hours of which is in the clinical setting. A successful candidate will pass a two-part exam before being granted certification. The first part of the exam is oral and the second is practical. Missouri requires itsCNAs to be competent in caring for patients with mental disabilities in addition to demonstrating competence in basic nursing skills, patient treatment, fire safety, personal safety, and patients’ rights.

Rely On Experience If You Face Allegations of Unprofessional Conduct In Kansas Or Missouri

If you have received a complaint or if you are being investigated by the state board of nursing in Kansas or Missouri, speak with Certified Nurses’ Assistant License Defense Attorney Danielle Sanger immediately. Attorney Sanger possesses vast experience in representing healthcare professionals.

Call Attorney Sanger today at 785-979-4353 (Kansas) or 816-520-8040 (Missouri) for your free and confidential consultation and learn your rights and responsibilities if you are a nurse facing professional discipline.