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Students who have completed high school may pursue a full degree or take specialized classes to become qualified for employment in a particular field. A course program can last from a few months to several years and provides focused training for people who are highly motivated to begin a new career.

What is a course in nursing assisting? This course program offers classes in nursing and health care. Emphasis may be on learning patient care and simple medical tests to assist other medical professionals in providing patient care. Time in a course is spent in classroom instruction and supervised clinical training. Some students may go on to obtain a higher degree in a related health care field or work towards certification in nursing assisting.

This degree provides beneficial skills for people working in a health care area and abilities that would be valuable in all work settings. In addition to learning how to administer care to the general public, students will also learn effective communication, decision-making, interpersonal skills, and working as part of a team.

Nursing assisting programs are found in educational settings around the world. Students may choose to take a course at a trade school, community college, university, or through an online learning institution. The costs vary, so it is best to contact the admissions office of the school in which you are interested.

With a nursing assisting course, students are prepared to find employment as a nursing assistant or orderly in many areas of health care, including hospitals, clinics, private offices, public health centers, and nursing homes, to name a few. Certification may be required to work, and some students choose to continue their education to have more responsibility and a greater earning potential.

Courses are very flexible to accommodate student’s busy lives and schedules. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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2 Results in Nursing Assisting

North Iowa Area Community College

The Nurse Aide course prepares individuals to work in long-term care facilities (LTC) and hospitals. For acceptance into ADN and PN programs, the Nurse Aide course is req ... [+]

The Nurse Aide course prepares individuals to work in long-term care facilities (LTC) and hospitals. For acceptance into ADN and PN programs, the Nurse Aide course is required. The emphasis in the course is on students achieving a basic level of knowledge and demonstrating skills to provide safe, effective patient care. The course has been developed in six units of study. The theory portion includes 30 hours of classroom time and 15 hours of laboratory practice. The clinical experience includes 30 hours in a nursing facility. Entrance Requirements for Nurse Aide:

Must be 16 years or older. High school diploma or GED/HSED. If currently in high school, a letter of acknowledgment from your high school counselor is required. Strength and endurance to meet the requirements for performing skills such as lifting and moving residents. Attendance is mandatory for an Orientation Session prior to the start of your class. If you do not attend the session, you will be withdrawn from the class. *Orientation is held one week prior to class start date. An informational letter will be mailed approximately 10 days prior to the orientation.*Note: Orientation dates are listed on the course schedule and are subject to change. Current immunization records are required prior to beginning clinical. The immunization requirements include TB test, Hepatitis B vaccine, or signing a waiver for the hepatitis vaccine. No physical is required. Health History information is also required. Forms will be completed during the Orientation Session. Criminal background checks and adult/dependent and child abuse... [-]
USA Mason City
September 2020
Full-time
75 hours
Campus
Care Hope College

The program is designed to prepare students to become a Patient Care Technician (PCT) in the state of Florida. Upon completion of the nursing assistant program, students ... [+]

Program Objective:

The program is designed to prepare students to become a Patient Care Technician (PCT) in the state of Florida. Upon completion of the nursing assistant program, students are eligible to make application to the Florida State Board of Nursing to take the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) examination. A Patient Care Technician must become a CNA to practice as a PCT.

Graduates are eligible to take the Certified Patient Care Technician exam through NCCT (not a state requirement).

Program Description:

The program is designed to prepare students for employment as entry-level advanced cross-trained Patient Care Technicians. This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills expanding the traditional role of the nursing assistant for acute and long term care settings. The program is comprised of a sequence of instruction that includes a health science core and six occupational completion points.... [-]

USA Boynton Beach
Open Enrollment
Full-time
4 - 8 months
Campus