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Associations Between State Regulations, Training Length, Perceived Quality and Job Satisfaction Among Certified Nursing Assistants: Cross-Sectional Secondary Data Analysis

Journal Article
January 1, 2014

Using data from the National Nursing Home Survey and National Nursing Assistant Survey, as well as data on state regulations of certified nursing assistant (CNA) training, this study examines the associations among state-level regulations, training quality and focus, and job satisfaction among certified nursing assistants.

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Key Takeaways

CNAs reporting high-quality training were more likely to work in states with higher training requirements.
CNAs reporting high-quality training were also more satisfied with their jobs.
Training on work-life skills (versus care skills) was a significant driver of job satisfaction.

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