Becoming a nursing assistant is really a calling to many individuals. It takes a special person and a specific type of personality to be attracted to the nursing assistant profession. You are a huge part of patient care and for many people that can be a draw, though it does have its challenges. You are there to assist your patients with their most basic and fundamental needs, and you are the right hand to the nursing staff at your chosen medical facility. You need to know what it takes to be compassionate, patient, helpful, and discreet as you will help patients with needs that they are used to handling on their own.