Nursing Assistant

Call 575-624-7468 for more information. Certificate of Employability

ENMU-Roswell offers a Certificate of Employability in Nursing Assisting.

Nursing assistants are a part of the health care team whose purpose is to care for people who are ill or have impaired self-care capabilities. They work in hospital, nursing home, or home health care under the supervision of a professional nurse in carrying out patient care assignments.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Define the nursing assistant role as it relates to the interdisciplinary health care team in long-term care, hospitals and home health.                            
  • Describe and utilize approaches to communicating with residents with special needs including cognitive impairment.
  • Understand and effectively communicate the importance of both verbal and written communication.
  • Demonstrate safe and effective care to include infection control practices.
  • Demonstrate use of proper body mechanics to promote safety and prevent injury.
  • Demonstrate understanding of medical terms and abbreviations.
  • Obtain vital signs and properly record results.
  • Identify importance of food and nutrition as it relates to health and well-being.
  • Position, transfer and assist clients with ambulation and range of motion utilizing proper body mechanics.
  • Assist clients with activities of daily living.