CNA Careers

CNA Career Opportunities Available for Certified Nursing Assistants

The demand for health care services continues to grow, opening up many opportunities for Certified Nursing Assistants. The education and training you receive at Northwest NAC Training will prepare you for jobs in long-term care facilities, hospices, clinics, and hospitals. If you are looking for a faster pace, hospital patients are usually discharged after a few days. If developing a relationship with patients is more to your liking, long-term care could be the answer.

In either setting, as a Certified Nursing Assistant, you’ll be working in many different area of the healthcare field. More than helping patients with bathing, dressing, and eating, a Certified Nursing Assistant can also be responsible for gathering information about conditions and treatment plans for patients, taking patient vital signs, and even addressing wounds patients may have.

Rewarding career as a CNA

At times, the relationship between a Certified Nursing Assistant and patients can be quite personal, and the job can be stressful, difficult, and very unglamorous. However, if you have a desire to help people at their most vulnerable and to make sure they are treated fairly, safely, and with compassion, a Certified Nursing Assistant career could be right for you.

Having a positive attitude and treating patients with respect are important aspects of the job. Many times, a CNA is the main patient caregiver and acts as a conduit between the patient and their nurses and doctor, making good communication skills a must. The ability to handle patient calls, patient family concerns, and being familiar with medical charting software are all desirable.

Being a Certified Nursing Assistant can be a demanding job and often involves working nights, weekends, and holidays. However, if helping others with compassion and respect when they can’t help themselves is meaningful for you, it can also be a very rewarding and fulfilling career. Click here to fill out an application and become a CNA in 30 days.

Students who receive their nursing assistant certification from Northwest NAC Training have found CNA careers and employment at several local businesses. There are many opportunities for nursing assistants in the Vancouver area, including home care, senior living, and other health fields.

Will my certifications transfer from Washington State to Oregon?

Yes! If you plan on working in Oregon, all certifications will allow you to seek a CNA career within Oregon after paying only a $60 processing fee, subject to approval. Visit Certified CNA Training Portland.

Find Tips to interview for a CNA position.

The following is a list of employers that have hired former NW NAC students:

Glenwood Place Senior Living
5500 NE 82nd Ave
Vancouver, WA 98682
(360) 892-1100
Visit the Glenwood Place Careers Page

Athena Home Care Services
7909 NE 13th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98665
(360) 546-0919
Visit the Athena Home Care Services Employment Page

Highgate Senior Living
9803 NE Hazel Dell Ave
Vancouver, WA 98665
(360) 571-7272
Visit the Highgate Senior Living Careers Page

Comfort Keepers
406 SE 131st Ave, Ste. 205
Vancouver, WA 98683
(360) 687-0025
Visit the Comfort Keepers Careers Page

Prestige Care and Rehabilitation
740 N Dallas
Camas, WA 98607
(360) 834-5055
Visit the Prestige Care, Inc. Careers Page

Arbor Ridge Assisted Living
9501 NE Hazel Dell Ave
Vancouver, WA 98665
(360) 576-8883

Salmon Creek Post Acute & Rehabilitation
2811 NE 139th St
Vancouver, WA 98686
(360) 574-5247
Search for Jobs at Salmon Creek Post Acute & Rehabilitation

Regency Park Senior Living
Salmon Creek, WA
(360) 448-0958
Learn how to join the Regency Park Team

Cochran Health Care
13301 SE McGillivray Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98686
(360) 953-8679

Vancouver Specialty And Rehabilitative Care
1015 N Garrison Rd
Vancouver, WA 98664
(360) 694-7501
Learn how to join the Vancouver Specialty team

The Quarry Senior Living
415 SE 177th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98682
(360) 944-6000
Visit The Quarry Senior Living Careers Page

Brookdale Vancouver, Stonebridge
7900 NE Vancouver Mall Dr
Vancouver, WA 98662
(360) 882-8800
Search jobs at Brookdale Vancouver, Stonebridge

5 Oaks at Timberline 
400 East 33rd Street
Vancouver, WA 98683
(360) 696-2561
Job opportunities at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation

Hudson Bay Health and Rehabilitation
8507 NE 87th Ave
Vancouver, WA
(360) 254-5335
Job opportunities at Hudson Bay Health and Rehabilitation

Cascade Inn Assisted Living
11613 SE 7th Street
Vancouver, WA 98683
(360) 254-3555
Job opportunities at Cascade Inn Assisted Living

Avamere Rehab of Cascade Park
801 SE Park Crest Ave
Vancouver, WA
(360) 260-2200
Job opportunities at Avamere Rehab of Cascade Park

The Hampton
2305 NE 129th Street
Vancouver, WA
(360) 949-7647
Visit The Hampton website

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Fill out your application now for entrance in the Nursing Assistants Certification program.