National Network of Career Nursing Assistants

The 45th Annual National Nursing Assistants Week takes place from June 16th to June 23rd, 2022

Please visit our National Nursing Assistants Week Page for more information.

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June 16th-23rd is the 45th annual National Nursing Assistants Week, “Nursing Assistants: Kindness in Action.”

Nursing Assistants go by many titles (CNA, STNA, LNA, RNA, HHA++) but they all provide hands- on care to others who need assistance with daily tasks of care.

Nursing Assistants are key players in the lives of the people in their care and they deserve a sincere “Thank You” and recognition for their efforts and kindness to the people in their care and to their co-workers as well.

Please join us to celebrate and showcase Our NAs who provide as much as 85-90% of hands-on care by Celebrating in Place” in your facility, your area or organization.

“Career Nursing Assistants Day” is day one and a day to celebrate “Stayers'(C) or Wisdom Keepers” (C)- those NAs who provide consistency and stability to care. The following 7 days focus on different aspects of “Kindness” and “Creating a Community of Caring.”

You too can be a “Kindness Ambassador.” Download at no cost – “50 Ways to say Thank You to NAs,” Nursing Assistant Authors, the National Honor Society for NAs and Kindness Project on our website.


Celebrating The 45th Annual National Nursing Assistants Week, June 16-23, 2022

Nursing Assistants: Kindness In Action©

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