Are you tired of dead-end jobs that leave you unsatisfied at the end of your shift? Perhaps it’s time to consider a career in healthcare, one of the fastest growing industries today. Nursing professionals enjoy rewarding career opportunities in hospitals, long-term care facilities and private homes, where they provide basic nursing care to patients and residents.
Jobs are also in high-demand! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of nursing assistants is expected to increase 21% by 2022 – much faster than average when compared to other occupations.
What courses will you take?
Our intensive Nursing Assistant program includes theoretical and practical applications that can prepare you to perform patient care duties under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and medical staff. As a student your studies will focus on an introduction to the healthcare system, including:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Application of basic math and science skills
- Blood borne pathogens including 4 clock hours of HIV/AIDS training
- Care of the cognitively impaired person
- Restorative care
- Employability skills
- Resume preparation
- State certification preparation.
A Certificate of Completion will be given for the Alzheimer’s, HIV/AIDS, Domestic Violence, CPR and First Aid sections of this course, which are included in the cost. At the completion of your training, you can qualify to sit for state certification exams in order to be a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Nursing assistant duties
As a nursing assistant, you’ll spend a great deal of time with patients – taking their vital signs, helping them eat and reporting any concerns to the nursing staff. Other job responsibilities may include:
- Dressing and grooming patients
- Assisting with their mobility
- Changing sheets
- Assisting with medical procedures
Begin a nursing assistant career at Harris Casel Institute
Discover an exciting career in an in-demand healthcare field. For more information about our Nursing Assistant career training program, contact Harris Casel Institute today.