Nursing Assistants are part of the health care team which includes physicians, nurses, therapists, technicians, dietitians, and other health care support staff. Nursing Assistants assist in caring for people who are ill or have impaired self-care capabilities. They work under the supervision of a professional nurse or other health care provider in carrying out patient care assignments.
Nursing Assistants work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, medical offices, or in a patient's home. There is a growing need for Nursing Assistants in the home health setting. Salaries range from $6.50 to $10.00 an hour.
The Nursing Assistant Program offers a ten-week program of study that leads to a Certificate of Occupational Training in Nursing Assisting. Graduates of the program are eligible to take an optional examination for certification.
Pre requisites: Completion of University Skills Placement Test