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CNA - Skills and Abilities

Nursing assistants need to:


  • Listen to others, understand, and ask questions.
  • Express ideas clearly when speaking or writing.
  • Read and understand written information.

Reason and Problem Solve

  • Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
  • Analyze ideas and use logic to determine their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Combine several pieces of information and draw conclusions.
  • Use reasoning to discover answers to problems.
  • Develop rules or follow guidelines when arranging items.

Manage Oneself, People, Time, and Things

  • Check how well one is learning or doing something.
  • Manage the time of self and others.

Work with People

  • Look for ways to help people who are weak or bedridden.
  • Be aware of others' reactions and change behavior in relation to them.

Company Profiles


Illinois workNet Centers are an equal opportunity employer/program. At Illinois workNet Centers, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this website may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment by calling TTY (800) 785-6055 or 711.