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How To Be a Nurse Assistant, 6th edition

ahca_htb14_allproducts.pngThe 6th edition of How To Be a Nurse Assistant continues a tradition of excellence with the most thorough, patient-centered training available. These latest revisions include:

  • Updated CDC Guidelines for infection control
  • New HIPAA standards
  • Elder Justice reporting requirements
  • Standard of care updates 

Used by training programs al over the country, How To Be a Nurse Assistant has over 500 full-color photos and illustrations that clearly demonstrate and teach the work of a CNA, fully preparing students to for CNA certification. It is comprehensive yet easy to read. 


Written and developed by registered nurses with over 25 years of experience, the curriculum helps the instructor bring out the best in every student. 


Topics covered:

  • Long term, subacute, prenatal, and postnatal care
  • Applications of OBRA
  • Step-by-step procedures and critical finishing steps
  • Prevention and control of infection
  • Specific methods and procedures for giving the best quality care including positioning and moving a patient, assisting with nutrition, maintaining and improving skin integrity, dealing with emergencies, pain management, and end of life care
  • How to enhance the quality of life of your patients
  • How to communicate and interact effectively with patients and co-workers
  • Preparing for the certification exam, including quizzes and a practice certification exam
  • How to enjoy a successful career as a certified nurse assistant

The curriculum is made up of the Student Textbook, Student Workbook, Instructor’s Manual, and DVD Skills Video. We have a variety of packages and discounts to meet your needs.



10-15 books get 10% off

16-24 books get 15% off

25+ get 25% off


Student Textbook

Product #8337

AHCA Members: $45.95

Non-members: $59.95


Student Workbook

Product #8338

AHCA Members: $19.95

Non-members: $23.95


DVD Skills Video

Product #8341

AHCA Members: $35.95

Non-members: $45.95


The 6th edition of How To Be a Nurse Assistant DVD clearly demonstrates key skills and procedures that nurse assistant students need to know to pass their certification exams. It shows what CNAs do and how they do it, with real CNAs and patients demonstrating common preparation steps, how to perform specific skills, and common completion steps.


Skills covered:

  • Handwashing
  • Making an occupied bed
  • Moving up in bed when your resident is unable to help
  • Turning a resident from supine to side lying for personal care
  • The stand pivot transfer
  • Moving your resident with a mechanical lift
  • Denture care
  • Shaving your male resident
  • Care of fingernails
  • Assisting your resident with meals
  • Feeding your resident
  • Assisting with walking


Student Combo Pack

Product #8343

AHCA Members: $50.95

Non-members: $58.95


This combo pack includes the student textbook and workbook for one low price!


Premium Student Combo Pack

Product #8340

AHCA Members: $58.95

Non-members: $65.95


The Premium Student Combo pack includes the student textbook, the workbook, and the DVD Skills video—everything you or your students need for the CNA course, and all at an exceptional price.


Instructor’s Kit

Product Code #8339K

AHCA Members: $145.95

Non-members: $160.95


The Instructor’s Kit includes the Instructor’s Manual, the Student textbook, and the DVD Skills video.


Training Library

Product #8342

AHCA Members: $700.00

Non-members: $850.00


This training library includes 10 textbooks, 10 workbooks, an Instructor’s Manual with CD-ROM, the DVD skills video, 10 Nursing Assistant Survival Guides, 10 CNA certificates, and 10 CNA pins.


Sold Separately:


Product #4689

Price: $4.50


CNA Certificate

Product #8342C

Price: $5.95


Nursing Assistant Survival Guide

Product #6194

Price: $23.95


This illustrated guide offers your CNAs step-by-step information about how to handle challenges that so often lead to burnout and turnover. 112 pages.​