Abstract: Nursing assistants are the number one resource in nursing homes. The challenge is to recruit, educate, and retain nursing assistants who consistently provide the highest quality of resident care.
Charles E. Blair, PhD, RN, CS, LNFA, is Director, Nursing Education & Research, The University of Texas Health Center Tyler, Texas. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judy A. Glaister, PhD, RN, CS, LMFT, is Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. E-mail: email@example.com.