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CNA: Nursing Assistant Certification

By: Carrie Jarosinski, RN, CNE, CWP

© 2017 August Learning Solutions

Print ISBN: 978-1-941626-30-6 / eBook ISBN: 978-1-941626-50-4

Print: $93.75

eBook: $74.99

Master the problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills needed to succeed as a nursing assistant with CNA: Nursing Assistant Certification. This comprehensive guide is written in easy-to-understand language and focuses on the importance of safety, professionalism, effective communication, legal and ethical issues, and real-world situations you’ll encounter on the job. This textbook offers content on emerging healthcare trends, bariatric considerations, end-of-life care, and much more.

Learn from author and registered nurse Carrie L. Jarosinski what it takes to be a nursing assistant and achieve caregiver excellence.

  • Role and Scope of Practice includes the skills, responsibilities, and actions permitted and expected of a nursing assistant.
  • Skills are divided into when, why, and what statements, followed by “starting up” and “finishing up” steps to prepare you for your role as a nursing assistant.
  • Get Up and Think! encourages you to solve real-world situations that you’ll encounter on the job.
  • Learning Objectives help you review key concepts, guide your study, and prepare you for your state certification exam.
  • Personas are applied to learning objectives throughout each chapter to assist with critical thinking of real-world nursing assistant scenarios.
  • Lessons apply to long-term, acute, and subacute care settings.
  • Workbook corresponds with each chapter and supports learning with a range of exercises. Sold separately.
  • Skills Videos provide a unique classroom experience and reiterate the roles and responsibilities of a nursing assistant.
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    Meet the Author

    Carrie Jarosinski

    Dr. Carrie L. Jarosinski RN, CNE, CWP

    Author of:

    • CNA: Nursing Assistant Certification
    • CNA: Nursing Assistant Certification, Accelerated Edition
    • CNA: Nursing Assistant Certification, California Edition
    • Workbook to accompany CNA: Nursing Assistant Certification, Accelerated Edition
    • Workbook to accompany CNA: Nursing Assistant Certification

    Carrie L. Jarosinski is a registered nurse, certified nurse educator, thought leader, and author. She began her career as a nursing assistant and then as a registered nurse in long-term care. She then moved on to work in public health, focusing on children with special healthcare needs, childhood lead poisoning prevention, and prenatal health. In 2006, Carrie started her teaching career as adjunct faculty in the Nursing and Nursing Assistant Programs at Mid-State Technical College (MSTC). In 2007, she became the Lead Nursing Assistant Instructor and Program Director at MSTC and is now the lead faculty in the Health and Wellness Promotion Program. In 2015, Carrie authored Essentials of Certified Nursing Assisting textbook and workbook. She also completed a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Systems Leadership with a focus on rural food desert conditions from Walden University.

    This nursing assistant textbook holistically addresses clients as opposed to teaching narrow caregiving practices that focus on a specific disease process. I collaborated with others around the nation to ensure that the content of this textbook is not only up to date but offered the most innovative and compassionate caregiving techniques so that we can empower a new generation of nursing assistants to provide exceptional care.

    I really wanted to publish a text that was current in not only regulatory practices but in terms of innovative caregiving practices as well. I felt as though students going through a nursing assistant course should be prepared with the best and most current information to address emerging health care trends. Most nursing assistant texts on the market today do not address the ever growing complex demands placed on direct caregivers.

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