"Nursing Assistants: Kindness In Action"

Celebrating 43 years as a professional organization for nursing assistants and other direct care workers in long term care.

You help us meet our goals for 2020 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

Please consider participating in our campaign to help us continue with our mission to the Career Nursing Assistants.

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Your gift will ensure we can provide the needed training, advocacy, and recognition programs for these key players in the lives of so many frail, elderly, and those needing long term care.


The 43rd Annual National Nursing Assistants Week was celebrated by so many of you around the world.  Thank you for all you do.

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June 18-25 is the 43rd 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 web site.

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

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



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