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Career Nurse Assistant Week Celebrated with T-shirts Awarded Daily from Caregiverlist
Date:6/20/2013

Chicago, Illinois, Phoenix, Arizona, San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 20, 2013

Certified Nursing Aides, or C.N.A.’s, perform the hands-on care for seniors needing care in their home, and in nursing homes, hospitals and assisted living communities. But not so long ago there was no formal job description or certification training for nursing assistants.

Career Nurse Assistant Week, from June 13 - 20th, 2013, recognizes certified nursing assistants. Caregiverlist announces daily promotions during Career Nurse Assistant Week and recognizes the founding team behind the creation of the C.N.A. job description.

“Not so long ago there was no formal certification training for the most important workers in caregiving - the nursing assistants helping seniors with their daily activities of living,” says Julie Northcutt, CEO of Caregiverlist, Inc. “We look forward to continuing to advance initiatives which recognize Certified Nursing Aides and professional caregivers.”

Caregiverlist’s series of interviews on the Certified Nursing Assistant industry begin with Genevieve Gipson, R.N., and member of the founding team of the C.N.A. Network which created the guidelines for C.N.A. job descriptions and training.

Ms. Gipson’s efforts lead to formal recognition of nursing assistants and national legislation creating training and competency testing standards nationwide.

“I never intended to start an organization,” says Ms. Gipson. “We set-up a training program before legislation was created and before there was a definition for the job.” These efforts began the movement for an industry segment to be created for nursing assistants.

As the senior care industry continues to strive to deliver higher quality care, more innovations will be needed to communicate care needs with all care providers includin
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