Certified nursing assistants, or CNAs, have a wide range of opportunities upon qualification, including working in a skilled nursing facility, employment with a home health aide agency, working at a local hospital, or a role at an assisted living facility. With experience and extra training, even more positions become available.
Skilled nursing facilities tend to be where most CNAs begin their careers. This is because the turnover rate can be high, as the job is demanding and stressful. Working well within one of these facilities gives a CNA valuable experience that easily translates into opportunities in more prestigious or focused jobs in hospitals or as a home health aide.