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"Nursing Assistants: Kindness In Action"

Celebrating 44 years as a professional organization for nursing assistants and other direct care workers in long term care.

You help us meet our goals for 2021 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

    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 AND PROJECTS 2021

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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 – 2018 -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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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations to Tequicha Price, Houston NA Council who was named ” 2021 Quality Caring Award Recipient Excellence in Patient Care” by MD Anderson Center,Univ Texas.
    The Award presentation will be held May 27- so watch for more info and photos.

    We Need Your Help!

    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.

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