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How NextStep WorksDecember 1, 2021
Employer Spotlight: Christopher House Rehabilitation and Care Community
Wondering where you can work as a NextStep CNA grad? Meet one of our many respected employer partners — Christopher House Rehabilitation and Care Community!
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CNA LifeDecember 1, 2021
How to select the best CNA program
Identifying the best CNA program can be tough. These tips will help you figure out which CNA schools are legit!
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How NextStep WorksDecember 1, 2021
Employer Spotlight: Christopher House Rehabilitation and Care Community
Wondering where you can work as a NextStep CNA grad? Meet one of our many respected employer partners — Christopher House Rehabilitation and Care Community!
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CNA LifeDecember 1, 2021
How to select the best CNA program
Identifying the best CNA program can be tough. These tips will help you figure out which CNA schools are legit!
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December 1, 2021
The NextStep Colorado Placement Process
As you prepare to graduate, take your certification exam and start your new career as a CNA, it’s important to understand the NextStep job placement process. Follow this simple infographic, and you’ll be on your way to success!
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December 1, 2021
The NextStep Oregon Placement Process
As you prepare to graduate, take your certification exam and start your new career as a CNA, it’s important to understand the NextStep job placement process. Follow this simple infographic, and you’ll be on your way to success!
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December 1, 2021
The NextStep Washington Placement Process
As you prepare to graduate, take your certification exam and start your new career as a CNA, it’s important to understand the NextStep job placement process. Follow this simple infographic, and you’ll be on your way to success!
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How NextStep WorksDecember 1, 2021
What makes a CNA program a blended-learning course?
NextStep’s blended-learning approach is the fastest, most flexible type of CNA program — you get the convenience of online learning and the confidence of hands-on practice.
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How NextStep WorksDecember 1, 2021
NextStep mentors help you meet your CNA goals.
Our mentors are here to support you at every step toward your CNA career — from your first day learning online through your first 90 days on the job.
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How NextStep WorksDecember 1, 2021
Pass on the first try with CNA exam prep
NextStep’s free CNA exam prep sessions prepare you to pass your state CNA exam with flying colors!
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How NextStep WorksDecember 1, 2021
A beginner’s guide to CNA certification requirements
Worried about pulling together the documentation required for CNA certification? NextStep will guide you through the process from background check to vaccination records.
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CNA LifeDecember 1, 2021
What does a CNA do?
Curious what exactly a CNA does? Read on to get the scoop on how a typical CNA shift flows for a Certified Nursing Assistant.
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NewsDecember 1, 2021
News from NextStep
NextStep’s efforts to close the caregiver gap and support frontline health care workers earn backing from Johnson & Johnson Impact Ventures
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How NextStep WorksDecember 1, 2021
Learn CNA skills online with NextStep
Study to become a Certified Nursing Assistant anytime, anywhere with the online learning component of NextStep’s CNA program.
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December 1, 2021
NextStep guide: Administering self-care
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CNA LifeDecember 1, 2021
Day to day as a CNA
The daily life of a CNA is a lot of things: hectic, demanding, long — but also rewarding and inspiring. Just ask these mentors who, before joining NextStep, spent years learning how to care for others.
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December 1, 2021
NextStep guide: Preparing for your interview
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December 1, 2021
Plan ahead for Oregon practice labs
Understand practice lab requirements and scheduling. Check your schedule early to plan in-person labs!
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December 1, 2021
Plan ahead for Washington practice labs
Understand practice lab requirements and scheduling. Check your schedule early to plan in-person labs!
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December 1, 2021
Plan ahead for Colorado practice labs
Understand practice lab requirements and scheduling. Check your schedule early to plan in-person labs!
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CNA LifeDecember 1, 2021
How do I choose among CNA programs near me?
Wondering which CNA school to go with? From tuition to time commitment, we’ll help simplify the process of finding the right training program for you.
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CNA LifeDecember 1, 2021
Looking for a career change? Become a CNA!
Whether you’re out of a job or just don’t love the job you’re in, becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant is a great career idea. NextStep can help you make a career transition to being a CNA with no experience and no tuition.
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CNA LifeDecember 1, 2021
Want an in-demand job? Become a CNA.
There’s a dire shortage of CNAs in the United States, which makes the role one of the best career-change jobs you could choose. Read on to learn more about these in-demand jobs!
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CNA LifeDecember 1, 2021
10 CNA tips for success
Our mentors often get asked for first CNA job tips or what makes a good CNA. Make use of the CNA tips below, and you’ll be a caregiver rockstar in no time!
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CNA LifeDecember 1, 2021
Caregiver vs. CNA — Do you know the difference?
You’ve probably heard the terms caregiver and CNA, but do you know the difference between the two? Take our quiz to test your knowledge, then read on to learn even more.
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How NextStep WorksDecember 1, 2021
NextStep Graduate Spotlight: Matt Maneotis
Matt Maneotis’s passion for caregiving started with a friendship. He’s now a CNA honored as employee of the month and headed toward becoming a RN!
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CNA LifeDecember 1, 2021
Should I take CNA classes online?
Wondering if an online CNA course is right for you? Take our quiz to find out if traditional, online or blended CNA training fits you best!
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How NextStep WorksDecember 1, 2021
How does NextStep CNA job placement work?
At NextStep, we don’t just train you. We guarantee a CNA job offer with one of our respected employer partners after you graduate.
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CNA LifeDecember 1, 2021
CNAs make a difference
Discover how Certified Nursing Assistants improve the lives of those they care for every day.
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How NextStep WorksDecember 1, 2021
Learn CNA job skills in practice lab
NextStep’s practice labs let learners try out Nursing Assistant skills they learned in the app with the support of peers and expert instructors.
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CNA LifeDecember 1, 2021
Caregiver heroes
Our in-person Nursing Assistant practice labs are named in honor of caregivers who broke barriers, cared for others despite grave danger to themselves, fought for equity and shaped the future of caregiving.
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CNA LifeDecember 1, 2021
How to be a CNA: 6 top tools
We asked our experienced CNA mentors which tools they can’t live without — so our new graduates know exactly what to pack for the first day of their exciting new CNA careers!
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CNA LifeDecember 1, 2021
Do you have a caregiver personality?
You probably know compassion and empathy are a big part of caregiving, but did you know CNAs also need great problem-solving skills and a sense of humor?
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CNA LifeDecember 1, 2021
Self-care for CNAs
Self-care is essential for CNAs and other health care professionals, particularly during pandemic times.
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CNA LifeDecember 1, 2021
Career switch: Caregiving opens health care doors
Caregiving is a rewarding career in its own right and a potential launchpad into other health care roles.
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CNA LifeDecember 1, 2021
Caregiving is one of the best careers to go into
Some of the benefits of becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant — like job security and growth opportunities — you might know about. But most CNAs say giving back is what they like most about their job.
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CNA LifeDecember 1, 2021
4 CNA lessons I learned on the job
Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant can change your life and the lives of those you provide care to daily. CNA Meaghen Green shares four important lessons she’s learned on the job.
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CNA LifeDecember 1, 2021
What is a Certified Nursing Assistant?
Curious if a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant, or CNA, is right for you but not sure exactly what the job requires? Read on to find out what a CNA is, how to become one, and what a typical day on the job looks like.
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