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Can nursing assistants give injections?


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Giving injections is not within the scope of practice of a CNA. Some states allow CNAs to perform certain procedures under the license of the RN, but this varies from state to state and facility to facility.

An RN is fully liable for any procedures she/he requests or allows the CNA to do that are outside the scope of practice of a CNA. The RN and the CNA both should consider long and hard before performing anything outside their scope of practice.