Frequently Asked Questions
Nursing School FAQs
What Is HHA?
HHA (Home Health Aide)
Is a trained and certified health-care worker who provides assistance to a patient in the home with personal care (as hygiene and exercise) and light household duties (as meal preparation) and who monitors the patient’s condition.
What Is CNA?
CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)
is a person who assists patients with healthcare needs and cares for a patient who is ill or recovering from a surgery or disease. CNA’s duties are assigned by a registered professional nurse.
What Is PCA?
PCA (Personal Care Assistant)
Personal care assistants perform a number of tasks, such as taking vital signs, assisting with daily living activities, observing patients and charting changes in their health or behavior, escorting patients and obtaining lab specimens. They may work in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics or other health care settings.