Fortis Institute in Wayne, NJ:
Nurse Aide

The Nurse Aide program will provide instruction to help students develop a working knowledge for providing health care for individuals who are elderly, ill, or simply unable to perform daily living activities on their own.

The Nurse Aide program will provide instruction to help students develop a working knowledge for providing health care for individuals who are elderly, ill, or simply unable to perform daily living activities on their own.

A Nursing Assistant is someone who helps patients with their daily health care under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Nursing assistants -- also referred to as, nursing aides, or home health care aides -- assist patients with daily living and fundamental tasks.

Nursing assistants work in hospitals, assisted living facilities, long-term care facilities, nursing homes and mental health facilities. Some also assist patients at their residences. Since patients commonly need care 24 hours a day, NAs will often work different shifts to cover their patients’ care around the clock.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Provide basic personal and minimal medical care under the supervision of a Registered or Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Perform such procedures as transferring patients from beds to wheelchairs
  • Perform the proper techniques for dressing, feeding and personal hygiene Understand and adhere to basic patient safety procedures
  • Perform basic patient care procedures such as taking vital statistics of patients such as blood pressure and heart rate

Our curriculum will prepare you through lectures, labs and hands-on clinical training by an experienced Nursing Instructor.  

This program is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and does not qualify for financial aid assistance.

For more information about the Nurse Aide Continuing Education courses, please contact the Continuing Education Department at (973) 837-1818.