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Nursing Assistants - "I Choose Respect"

Celebrating 39 years as a professional organization for nursing assistants and

other direct care workers in long term care.

You help us meet our goals for 2016 when you

~ Practice the "Language of Person-Centered Care" in your daily interactions with residents and clients.

~ Discuss "What's your @?" .

~ Attend or conduct classes to decrease worker in juries on the job.

~ Talk to a legislator or public official about safe lifting or needs of NAs.

~ Submit an essay, poem or song to the NA Authors Club.

~ Host an Honor Society Meeting in your faculty for your NAs who have 20 or more years of service.

~ Talk to your local church group or high school about being a NA.

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Projects focusing on this initiative continue throughout the year: Fill out the contact form below with a description of your projects and continue to visit this website for more ideas.

Nursing Assistant Authors: Call For Essays, Songs, Skits And Posters 2016

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Twenty Year Club

The “Twenty Year Club” is a nationwide honorary member organization for experienced nursing assistants who provide direct care in nursing homes, homes, hospices, or other long-term care services.

 

PURPOSE OF THE “TWENTY YEAR CLUB”

  1. To recognize and validate the nursing assistants who provide consistency and predictability to the people in their care.
  2. To identify and address career growth, training needs and other issues relating to experienced nursing assistants.
  3. To foster community understanding of the role, responsibilities, and value of experienced nursing assistants in long-term care services.
  4. To provide a peer connection by, for and with, career nursing assistants across the country.

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ELIGIBILITY

Nursing assistants, resident care assistants, attendants, home care aides or other direct care workers who have completed 20 or more years of service in long term care services. Service years do not need to be consecutive and can be from several different long-term care facilities or settings.

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BENEFITS

Becoming a member of a professional organization is an important part of your career growth:

  • Receive Certificate of Membership.
  • Name displayed at the National Forum for Nursing Assistants in Washington D.C.
  • Eligible to receive service awards.
  • Opportunities for Corporate Involvement.

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RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop individual Career Growth Portfolio. ©
  • Select Career Task for the next year.
  • Encourage facilities to request media coverage.
  • Foster community understanding through programs of involvement.
  • Plan individual or group projects and activities in your own area.

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ANNUAL AWARDS

National “Most Service Years” and “Honorary Member Award” are presented annually in October. Previous recipients of the award are honored at this event, but are not eligible to compete a second time.

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HOW HAVE WE GROWN!

  • 2005 – 2008 -3,000 NAs – States Initiatives
  • 2001 – 2,500 NAs, 465 facilities, 47 states, 38,000 years of service
  • 2000 –1,600 NAs, 345 facilities, 39 states, 35,000 + years of service
  • 1999 –1,300 NAs, 225 facilities, 43 states, 26,000 + years of service
  • 1998 –1,005 NAs, 204 facilities, 35 states, 24,876 years of service
  • 1997 –920 NAs, 207 facilities, 36 states, 21,945 years of service
  • 1996 –700+ NAs, 141 facilities, 34 states, 15,000+ years of service
  • 1995 –223 NAs, 65 facilities, 23 states, 4,600 years of service
  • 1977-1993 – Ten Year Club – 2,000 + members

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MEETINGS IN YOUR AREA

For info about conducting a meeting in your area contact:

  • Twenty Year Club National
    Network of Career Nursing Assistants
    3577 Easton Road, Norton, Ohio 44203-5661
    (330) 825 9342
    (330) 825 9378 – fax

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AWARD RECIPIENTS

We are proud of our rich heritage. Each year, states recognize the valuable nursing assistants who have dedicated the most years of service to the profession.

Below are some of the recipients of these awards.

Fill out the contact form on the left to to include your recipients in this hall of fame.
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2004
Anita Schulz, PCA, ND
46 years



2003
Ethel Brunson, CNA, OH

52 years



2000
Barbara Korecki, CNA, OH
47 years



1998
Ivory Allen STNA, OH

46 years



1997
Elsie Tisdale-Davis, CNA, VA

48 years



1996
Margaret Fletcher, STNA, OH

48 years



1995
Betty Brewer, STNA, OH

47 years



1994
Roberto Taloria, CNA, GA
43 years

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