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South Hadley, Massachusetts

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This summer I used the ACE funding to get my Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license. I decided to do this because I want to attend Physician Assistant (PA) school after I graduate. In order to get into PA school, a competitive applicant needs to have a substantial amount of patient care hours and one way to accrue these hours is by working as a CNA. Once I got my CNA license, I worked per diem at a local assisted living facility called Loomis Village. At Loomis Village I worked as a resident assistant where my responsibilities were to assist the residents with any daily activities they needed help with. These activities include bathing, dressing, grooming, walking (etc..). Additionally, I assisted the residents with their daily medication and was responsible for making sure they took it on time and took the correct medication. While working as a resident assistant, I learned many valuable skills that I will value and take with me as I continue my journey on my career path.


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