CNA Program

CNA Program

Why being a Medical Assistant is better than a CNA?

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Accreditations and Approvals

CNI holds accreditation through Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

Why Choose CNI College’s Medical Assistant Program?

The Medical Assistant Diploma Program prepares students for entry-level positions in both administrative and clinical health care environments. It is designed to prepare adult learners to meet the requirements for employment in medical offices, clinics, hospitals, and other health care environments requiring skills in medical office procedures and clinical assisting.

Pros and Cons between CNA and MA

The pros of being a CNA is that you can be trained in about a month.
The cons: low pay ($8-10 an hour), you are on your feet a lot and it’s a physically demanding job. You also get the worst jobs in healthcare, cleaning patients up, emptying bedpans, and changing adult diapers. You aren’t going to work in the Emergency Room or OB unit in a hospital as a CNA; you’re pretty much stuck to nursing home/extended care facilities.
The Pros of being a Medical Asst: good working hours if you like a Monday-Friday approach. You can draw blood, give injections, perform EKG’s, and other skills requested by the practitioner that a CNA couldn’t do. Most hospitals prefer to hire Patient Care Techs that were trained as Medical Assistants because they already know sterile technique, phlebotomy, and EKG’s…which are some skills that Patient Care Techs need.
The cons: pay not that much better than CNA (10-12 an hour). Lots of job turnover.


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