$150 Research Opportunity for Nursing Assistants Funded by NIH

Caregiverlist was just informed the Oregon Center for Applied Science is conducting a research opportunity for working Nursing Assistants (you must be currently employed).  Participants will complete 3 surveys and view two computer training sessions and will receive up to $150 for their time.

Name of the Research Project:  Caring Skills Project

Research Study Participant Requirements:

  • Working as a Nursing Assistant
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Working at least 16 hours per week
  • Read and speak English
  • Access to a computer with high-speed internet connection
  • Active e-mail address

How do you apply to participate?

This research project is funded by The National Institute of Aging.  All information is kept completely confidential. Research applicants will be accepted through September, 2010, for this ongoing project but to be accepted, you are encouraged to apply immediately.  You may learn more about working as a Certified Nursing Aide and submit an application on our career center.

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  • I've been working as a caregiver for about 4 years and been a CNA for at least 2 years and I enjoy what I do for the elderly.
  • I have been a caregive (cna) for 2 years, I enjoy providing a valuable relationship with the elderly. In return they make me feel a sense of accomplishment in be apart of their life.
  • I have been a CNA for over 9 years, I love taking care of the eldery, I love hearing the stories growing up, plus trying to help them be as independent as possiable. They can make you feel apart of their family, even though they say dont come attached to them but if you dont then there is something wrong.
  • I AM AFULL TIME CAREGIVER WORKING WITH A PRIVATE DUTY PT  IN HOSPICE CARE
  • I have been a caregiver for over 10 years and I like the people contact alot.
  • i became a care giver to take care of them i known they need my help and they makes my day by beening there for them and i make there to  one day i will need some one to help me to in life i love my job
  • I have Been A Caregiver for 30 Yrs. (C.H.H.A.) I Care for them In the Privacy of there own Homes. Im trying to Keep them At Home to be As Safe & Independent as Possible.
  • I'm a care giver full time,and have been for about 3 years.I work private duty
  • Greetings~

    I have been a caregiver, off and on, for over 30 years and obtained my CNA this past summer, (09). I knew that I wanted to work with the elderly since I was fourteen years of age.

    I currently work for two agencies, mainly, for clients, on Hospice, in their homes.  I also work several hours a week in an Alzheimer’s facility, for one of my companies.  

    I absolutely love my job and nothing gives me more satisfaction knowing that I am working, as a team with nursing staff, to help make our clients as comfortable and dignified as possible in their final stages of living.  

    Caregiving is also about being there for the client’s family and friends.  The extra care, that we caregivers provide, brings much comfort, for family and friends, to an already stressful situation.

    Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your very important research program.

    Cynthia Marks
  • I am a retired USN Hospital Corpsman who upon retirement when directly into Caregiving as a full time job. I enjoy woirking with the elderly, and to give back the respect they deserve. Also, i have learned so much from them, about their lives and their past experiences which help me with my daily living.
  • I've ben on this business for the last 10 years, and I enjoyed working with elderly.
  • I have been a "caregiver" since I was 13 years old and my mother and my younger sisters and I were in a car accident.  That entire summer I stated at the hospital with my mother each day and I knew then I wanted to care for people.  Throughout the years I have always been a taking care of everything and everyone but a year and a half ago I decided to officially become a C.N.A. I work privately for a wonderful group of men and women that show me so may different experiences in and of life that if will always treasure and I have learned so much by these people in my life.  
  • I have been a caregiver for over 10 years. I enjoy being able to help the sick and elderly. I also enjoy helping them to be as independent as possible.
  • I've been a CErtified Nurse since 1992 until today.
    Work exprience: I do on call duty for weekend at the Temple Community Hospitaladn also private duty and visiting. where I meet different kind of patients that I need to prepared myself how to deal each one of them after greeting,Face expression: SMILE,I must practice the way of look, listen and then talk, also show the TLC (tender, love & care)by touching their hands gently. spicially when I do private duty, that on weekend, is to make the day as a joyful family day for her, open your heart and she will open her heart to you too. talk about yourself first. that she feel comfortable to speak to you where I can learn more about her. like valentine's day is coming, I will buy same craft& material, I let her watch I do, that way she will joint me and be part of the project -craft card. then I will ask, when she was young how she celebrate this day. you don't even know,as you look at the window it getting dark already, another challenge day is awaiting for me.  
  • I am a full time CNA and i love my job. I have been CNA for 5years and i am also a full time student. i work as a CNA to pay my bill.
  • I work as a caregiver on weekend basis. I have taking care of an 86year old patient who has been enjoying on my assistance to her needs. I have given her the value of life that is such a wonderful to continue without any stress & disappointments an in order to pursuit the happiness, she's been determined to take right medicines, exercise & right resting time. 5QAF
  • Remember to apply to participate in the study at the website on the blog.
  • i HAVE BEEN A CARE GIVER ON AND OFF FOR OVER 10 YEARS. hERE IN THE USA AND ALSO IN THE UNIOTED KINGDOM.
    I DO NOT WORK AS A CARE GIVER AT THIS TIME BUT I HAVE ENJOYED ASSISTING THE ELDERLY IN ANY WAY I CAN I ALSO HAVE TRAINING IN ALSIMERS PATIENTS

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