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
- Provide CPR to patients in a hospital or home setting 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.