One facet of professionalism is participation in a professional association. For most
professions, wages are sufficient to allow people to participate in a professional
association at their own expense. Regrettably, this is not true for CNAs. Here are a
few facts to illustrate this point:
24% of CNAs can qualify for public assistance programs based on income and family size.
The average wage of nursing assistants is around $11 per hour.
Many CNAs exist is single income households.
The point is this, $30.00 a year for a professional association fee does not seem like
much until you consider that CNAs often find themselves making hard decisions
about their personal spending. Your sponsorship helps them participate in their
professional association and demonstrates that you value their contributions to
quality of life and care for the nation's frail and elderly.