"Nursing Assistants: Creating a Community of Caring"

Celebrating 42 years as a professional organization for nursing assistants and other direct care workers in long term care.

You help us meet our goals for 2019 when you:

~ Foster Positive Connections with and between residents.

~ Practice using the language of Encouragement.

~ Huddle with other team members to discuss tasks for today.

~ Talk to a legislator or public official about issues of staffing and consistent assignments.

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

~ Recognize your Nursing Assistants who have 20 or more years of service. Submit their names to the National Honor society for NAs.

~ 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.


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National Network of Career Nursing Assistants

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Introducing – National Nursing Assistant Week June 18-25, 2020 celebrates “Kindness” in every day relationships.

Plan to enter the “20 Essay contest ” Kindness is…”

Watch for more info on how to be a Kindness Ambassador and special benefits.

Plan to be involved in “Men as Well” projects.

Enjoy your special year and plan to be a part of the Kindness Revolution.

We invite you to take a short survey:

Direct Care Worker Survey

You are invited to participate in this research project titled “A Study of Communication Practices Between Office and Field-Based Personnel in Home Healthcare Agencies.”

This consent form is part of an informed consent process for a research study and it will provide information that will help you decide whether you want to take part in this study. Participation in this study is completely voluntary. You may choose to not answer any question or to exit out of the survey at any time without submitting your responses.

Especially for Nursing Assistants, Caregivers, Geriatric Aide/Assistants, Resident Assistants, Restorative Aides, Nursing Assistants, Direct Care Workers, Care Assistants, ER Assistants, Patient Care Assistants in nursing homes, home care, hospice, LTC hospitals, correctional facilities, Emergency rooms, MR facilities, workshops and other long-term care settings.

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Celebrating The 43rd Annual National Nursing Assistants Week, June 18-25, 2020

Nursing Assistants: Creating a Community of Caring©

Because they remain in caregiving positions, Career Nursing Assistants provide predictability and stability to care, which in turn enhances the feeling of security for our aging, frail or chronically challenged population. Career Nursing Assistants also bring wisdom, patience, humor and a general attitude of caring to the daily lives of residents.

Mission Statement

National Network of Career Nursing Assistants … promoting recognition, education, research, advocacy and peer support development for nursing assistants in nursing homes and other long-term care settings.

The many faces of caring …

  • Caregivers

  • Geriatric Aide/Assistants

  • Resident Assistants

  • Restorative Aides

  • Nursing Assistants

  • Direct Care Workers

  • Care Assistants

  • Patient Care Assistants in nursing homes, home care, hospice, LTC hospitals, correctional facilities, MR facilities, workshops and other long-term care settings


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