High schoolers become Certified Nursing Assistants

(Richmond Register) About four years ago, Bethany Maynard’s 3-year-old sister Alexa was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a cancer of the white blood cells in bone marrow.

Although Alexa, now 7, is in remission, she still has complications from the disease and relies on the care of others, Bethany said.

Lucky for Alexa, she has her sister Bethany, who wants to one day become a pediatric oncologist, a doctor who specializes in childhood cancers. [Read more…]

CNAs take brunt of penalties

Salem Hospital. / Thomas Patterson | Statesman Journal file

(Statesman Journal) Certified nursing assistants, on average, get disciplined more than registered nurses even though the profession makes up a smaller part of the industry.

In the past fiscal year, there were 48,194 registered nurses in Oregon, more than double the amount of certified nursing assistants in the state.

Yet about 44 percent of the disciplinary actions taken by the Oregon State Board of Nursing were against certified nursing assistants, data from the board shows. [Read more…]