Is CNA and CNT the same thing?

If not how long do you go to school to get certified?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Similar, a major difference is who determines the certification requirements.

    Certified Nurse Assistants

    After the first year of a nursing course, a student is able to do the work of a certified nursing assistant

    CNA Licensure and certification. Federal Government requirements exist for nursing aides who work in nursing care facilities. These aides must complete a minimum of 75 hours of State-approved training and pass a competency evaluation. Aides who complete the program are known as certified nurse assistants (CNAs) and are placed on the State registry of nurse aides. Additional requirements may exist, but vary by State. Therefore, individuals should contact their State board directly for applicable information.

    Certified Nurse Technician

    The following is from the above listed article:

    After the first year of a nursing course, a student is able to do the work of a certified nursing assistant

    Programs specifically for nurse technicians usually take nine months to complete.

    State Nursing Boards generally do not oversee or require certification for nurse technicians. However, most schools that offer a Nurse Technician Certificate also administer a certification test at the end of the course. This is in cooperation with the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), and the voluntary certification is nationally recognized. If your school does not administer this test, contact the NHA ( to take it on your own. Many nurse technician job listings request certified nurse technicians, so passing this exam can open job opportunities.

    To meet mandatory industry standards and maintain your certification, you need to take at least five continuing education credits every year. These may be taken through the NHA, although there will often be local or other programs offered that will satisfy both your employer and the NHA.

    Source(s): Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Nursing and Psychiatric Aides, on the Internet at (visited January 09, 2011).
  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Explain to your mom that you love your room, and you feel safe there. Don't yell or throw a fit. Try to let your mom see that you're taking this very maturely. Tell her that it hurts your feelings to have to move, and that you don't really feel like part of the family. Again- do NOT yell or get mad. If she refuses, ask her why she wants you to switch rooms. It could be that with your sisters being so young, your mother worries about them, and wants them to be closer to her room, while she sees you as practically grown up. Remember, if you have to change rooms, you'll still have your own room, while your sisters are sharing a room.

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