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How To Be a Nurse Assistant, 7
th edition


Celebrating 30 years of renowned nurse assistant training, the 7th edition of How to Be a Nurse Assistant, Training Solutions for Quality Care continues a tradition of excellence with a unique, patient-centered approach that produces the best-trained CNAs available in the field. The latest revisions include:


·       All the regulations and requirements needed to pass the certification exam

·       New illustrations

·       Streamlined content in easily digestible chapters

·       Easy-to-follow step-by-step procedures

·       Glossary of medical terms and Spanish/English dictionary


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


v Long term, sub-acute, and post-acute care

v Applications of OBRA

v Step-by-step procedures and critical finishing steps

v Prevention and control of infection

v 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

v How to enhance the quality of life of your patients

v How to communicate and interact effectively with patients and co-workers

v Preparing for the certification exam, including quizzes, practice exams, and other study tools

v How to enjoy a successful career as a certified nurse assistant


The curriculum is made up of the following four items:


·       Printed Student Textbook

·       Student website,, which takes the place of the 6th edition Workbook

·       Instructor’s website,, which takes the place of the 6th edition Instructor’s Manual

·       DVD Skills Video


Click the product menu to the left or see below for details on the content of each product and its cost. We also have a variety of packages and discounts to meet your needs.




10-15 orders - get 10% off

16-24 orders - get 15% off

25+ - get 25% off


Printed Student Textbook

Product #8461

AHCA Members: $45.95

Non-members: $59.95


   View or download the Author’s Bio

   View or download the complete Table of Contents

takes the place of the 6th edition Workbook


Product #8462

AHCA Members: $25.95

Non-members: $32.95


This 6-month subscription is a great compliment to the textbook and helps students fully prepare and practice for their exams.

includes multiple practice exams, more than 50 quizzes, study tools like flashcards, and additional online resources. It takes the place of the printed Student Workbook and makes studying for the certification exam easier and more fun. All exams, quizzes, and study tools are interactive and give you real-time results, so you can see what topics you need to work on and get help right away. Accessible from your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, you can study on the go or at home!

Takes the place of the 6th edition Instructor’s Manual


Product #8463

AHCA Members: $229.95

Non-members: $287.95


This subscription includes everything you need to run a successful training course.


       More than 75 competency checklists

       Sample practice exam, quizzes, and answers

       Teaching tools and resources

       Lesson plans and course calendars

       Curriculum guides and crosswalks

       Course and Clinical evaluation forms

       State-specific requirements and information


Accessible from your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, allows you a whole new way of teaching your students. The subscription lasts for the life of the 7th edition.


DVD Skills Video

Product #8464

AHCA Members: $35.95

Non-members: $45.95


The 7th edition DVD Skills video for How To Be a Nurse Assistant 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:



   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 #8466

AHCA Members: $59.95

Non-members: $74.95


This combo pack includes the student textbook and a 6-month subscription to



Instructor’s Kit

Product Code #8465

AHCA Members: $240.95

Non-members: $299.95


The Instructor’s Kit includes, the printed Student Textbook, and the DVD Skills video.


Training Library

Product #8467

AHCA Members: $700.00

Non-members: $850.00


This training library includes 10 printed Textbooks, 10 subscriptions to, a subscription to, 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 #8468

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.