CNA Blog

September 15, 2022

5 Tips for CNAs Who Want to Be Great Active Listeners

September 8, 2022

5 Difficult CoWorkers You’ll Run Into as a Nurse Aide

September 8, 2022

Ultimate Guide to Surviving Nurse Aide School

August 25, 2022

6 Ways CNAs Can Deal with a Patient’s Challenging Family Member

August 15, 2022

Best CNA Scrubs on a Budget

August 10, 2022

9 Tips for CNA’s Dealing with Difficult Patients

August 10, 2022

5 Ways to Protect Your Back on the Job

August 8, 2022

7 Fall Prevention Tips Home Care CNAs Should Use

August 1, 2022

Ultimate Guide for Working in a Memory Care Unit

July 23, 2022

Work-Life Balance and How New CNAs Can Achieve It

July 14, 2022

Ultimate Guide to Balancing CNA Training and Working Full-Time

July 11, 2022

6 Best Strategies to End Caregiver Burnout

Are you struggling with feeling overwhelmed and unmotivated as a CNA? You might be struggling with caregiver burnout. Read this article to find the best strategies to stop caregiver burnout in its tracks.

July 5, 2022

Why Getting Off Orientation Isn't a Race

You want to use your new skills! But, did you know rushing through orientation can affect your job satisfaction and retention?

July 1, 2022

5 Top Reasons CNAs choose NextStep to find their first CNA job

June 29, 2022

Top 3 Tips for CNA Test Anxiety

Do you struggle with test anxiety before every CNA exam? Here are three test anxiety tips you can use to stop it in its tracks.

June 27, 2022

Meet the Nursing Team

The term "nurse" can refer to LPNs and RNs. Learn what each type of nurse can do so you know who to go to for help.

May 25, 2022

5 Questions Every CNA Should Ask During an Interview

Do you know what questions to ask during your CNA interview? Here are five questions you'll want to ask to better understand the culture, advancement opportunities, and much more before you accept your first CNA job.

May 25, 2022

The 3 C's of Professionalism Every CNA Should Know

Being a new CNA is challenging. You might even need to improve a few things about your practice. Learn about the three C's of professionalism and get your work-life back on track.

May 24, 2022

CNA Survival Guide: Top Tips for Working Short-Staffed

It's normal to feel stressed when short-staffed at work. Check out these top tips for surviving your next short-staffed CNA shift.

May 23, 2022

Top Traits and Skills of Great CNAs

Being a great CNA takes practice. Learn about the top traits great CNAs possess and how you can possess them too.

May 22, 2022

Top CNA Work Experience Interview Questions and Sample Answers

Are you nervous about your job interview and the questions they might ask? Review a few of the top work experience questions and sample answers to ease your worries.

May 22, 2022

3 Tips for Dealing with Combative Residents

Handling a combative resident takes skill and patience. Learn what it means to be combative and how to handle the situation with care and safety in mind.

May 20, 2022

7 Tools to Make CNA Work Easier (and Safer)

Every professional needs the right tools to the do their job. CNAs are no different. Find out seven tools you need to make your work easier and safer.

May 20, 2022

Top 3 "About You" Interview Questions & Sample Answers for CNAs

Do you hate talking about yourself? We get it, but you'll need to tell the interview all about you to land the job. Learn about the top information questions and how to answer each one.

May 19, 2022

5 On-the-Job CNA Tips & Tricks from NextStep Mentors

Who better to learn from than people who've been in your shoes? The NextStep mentors share some of their top CNA tips and tricks.

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May 18, 2022

Top CNA Interview Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Interviewing can cause anyone to have the jitters and make mistakes. Learn about the most common mistakes and how to avoid making them during your interview.

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May 17, 2022

Q&A: What to Expect in Your First Week on the Job

Have you got questions about your first week on the job? Of course you do, and we have answers! Check out the answers to some of the most common questions about your first week.

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May 16, 2022

Calling All Night Owls: Explore the Benefits of Third Shift

Is night shift right for you? Find out the benefits of working third shift.

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May 16, 2022

3 Tips for Choosing (and Loving) Your First CNA Job

Finding your first job can take time. With these 3 tips, you'll be ready to start your first CNA job in no time.

May 16, 2022

Top 3 Reasons CNAs Get Their First Job Through NextStep

We turn to experts when we need advice. Finding your first CNA shouldn't be any different. Learn why CNAs turn to NextStep for their best first job.

7 Signs a Career as a Home Health Care CNA is Right For You