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I have never heard of the term CNA.

Mr. Google suggested that you might mean

Certified nursing assistant (CNA) 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. 

Is this what you are asking about?

 

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In the USA the progression is Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Registered Nurse (RN), Physicians Assistant (PA) in most states the PA under the supervision of a Doctor can prescribe most medicines with exception of some narcotics.  Some states use a designatiion other than PA.

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I would call Lidia who owns Lakeside Medical and ask her. She provides many nurses for in home care if it is needed and would probably have the most up to date information and possibly even which courses are the best. The store's number is 766-2088 and her mobile (was) 333-156-9080

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56 minutes ago, rafterbr said:

In the USA the progression is Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Registered Nurse (RN), Physicians Assistant (PA) in most states the PA under the supervision of a Doctor can prescribe most medicines with exception of some narcotics.  Some states use a designatiion other than PA.

I wouldn’t call it a progression, maybe a pecking order. If you’re at one level it doesn’t mean you’ll progress to the next.

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There are courses called Enfermeria Auxilios. I took the course for Auxiliar Preimeros. Very basic but informational and fun. To be a real Nurse you would need to go to a University. Most here are the first. In my course the first class were  things we cannot do.

There are classes in Guadalajara to be a geriatric specialist. That is what I would recommend for your friend. One I am familiar with is on Calle Montezuma across from Plaza del Sol.  

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Just to answer your question-yes, there are classes in the area. You can find the information in the office at LCS or you can send me a pm and I will put you in touch with a friend who supported a woman through the process. Memory says it took 2 years and wasn't cheap, but best to ask someone knowledgeable, not on this board. They're still having trouble staying focused on the question. Good luck.

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On ‎3‎/‎26‎/‎2019 at 5:50 PM, AngusMactavish said:

Nurse Practioner    

A physician assistant is different from a nurse practioner.  A PA goes through a PA program but does not have to be a nurse.  A nurse practioner has advanced education on a master's level.  Different states allow PA and NP's to do different things. 

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