CNA stands for Certified Nursing Assistant or Certified Nurse Aid. These are people who are underpaid, frequently unappreciated and provide back-up and support to doctors and nurses. They are the people who do the menial or unpleasant jobs people don’t think about which, if they weren't done would make the patient’s life intolerable. They carry out this work without fuss or drama and usually bright, cheerful and efficient. They are often treated with disdain by nurses and frequently berated by patients; despite this they do their work without complaint. Unkindly referred to as 'Cleaners of Nasty Arses' their work is essential to the effective running of both hospitals and care institutions.
“What was it like in hospital?”
Dire! A right bunch of miserable bastards except for this CNA. She was always friendly and cheerful, I’d have gone nuts but for her. When I left I gave her a bunch of flowers, just to say thanks like, I thought for a minute she was going to cry, she was so surprised.”
by AKACroatalin November 5, 2016
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Certified Nurses Aide. Works in a healthcare facility assisting with daily living tasks of the elderly.
Nila works at Long Term Care as a CNA, a Certified Nurses Aide, but she could also be refered to as a Conosour of Nuts and Ass.
by Lori January 14, 2005
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An area in the northern hemisphere where you can feel so free and disregard its liberal views. Many would say there isn't a better place on earth.
The CNA is the place to be!
CNA all the way!
by P. Mom™ January 15, 2009
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CNA is short for a Certified Nursing Assistant. These poor employees are typically the hospitals bitch. They are responsible for doing all of the petty and annoying tasks that the real medical professionals don't have time for. They are usually single moms and douchebag guys that failed out of nursing school or aren't smart enough to get into an advanced medical program. Qualifications are as follows: (Girls) At least two kids from separate daddy's, a neck or wrist tattoo (bonus points for both), and a nose ring. (Guys) Fake diamond earring, non-existent girlfriend, a bad tribal tattoo that your homeboy did in his garage. You must be a smoker and have an unreliable car that you will use as an excuse for multiple call-outs. Lastly, you must have a sense of entitlement toward your job. In other words, you must have the attitude that your job is actually important. We all know its not, but if you think it is then that's all that matters.
Patient: "Hey, can you get me some graham crackers? And after that, I need you to clean me up. I just took a major shit all over the bed."

Nurse: "Hold on, I'll get the CNA."
by Raz_eek July 4, 2013
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1. A person who cares for those who can't do it for themselves

2. The person who takes care of your gramma when your parents dump her in the nursing home.
The CNA takes care of people who cant take care of themselves
by Miya_pooh April 7, 2006
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Certified nursing assistant, or someone who washes bedpans.
rick: look at this mole, do you think it's cancer?
bob: I can ask my girlfriend, she's a CNA.
rick: shut up fuckhead, a CNA is someone who washes bedpans for a living.
by SeanH October 5, 2004
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