Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

Working as a nursing assistant and patient careaide can be a rewarding and exciting career. It can also be the beginning of your advancement in the health care field. As a nursing assistant and patient care aide, you are the one of the most important links between the patient and his or her medical team. So what does a nursing assistant do? You'll help a patient bathe, use the bathroom, eat, dress, turn in bed, eat, and move from beds to wheelchairs. You'll also measure a patient's vital signs and report unusual findings to your supervisor. Think you have what it takes to go to school to become a nursing assistant/aid and patient care assistant/aide? Programs typically last one semester and you'll learn how to help patients in various situations, and how to use certain types of medical equipment. This course will include fieldwork, which allows you to work in a hospital, rehabilitation facility, or other health care setting under supervision to gain practical experience. Once you've completed the program, you'll be eligible to take a licensing exam that gives you permission to work as a nursing assistant. You may also have to undergo a background check as part of the licensing or employment process. Many people who complete the nursing assistant/aid and patient care assistant/aid program further their education in the health care field while working as a nursing assistant.

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Colorado Mesa University

Colorado Mesa University is located on 90 acres of land in Grand Junction, CO, and offers 104 majors for its students, Mavericks, to choose from. CMU features liberal arts, professional, and technical programs at both the undergraduate and graduate...

“…i love colorado mesa university. the campus is beautiful and the curriculum is very good. it is also a great place to make new friends, and in some cases even family. ” – Kimberly from Salida, CO

Oakton Community College

Oakton Community College is a two-year college with two locations near Chicago’s North Shore, in Des Plaines and Skokie, Illinois. Offering 80 associate’s degrees and certificates, Oakton Community College offers facilities in the arts, health care,...

“…i personally feel that oakton community college is a school full of unique people. as i pass by students like me, they carry things like instruments and artwork to show others what they are passionate about. that is what i love about college: we are...” – Michelle from Des Plaines, IL

Coconino Community College is a 2-year institution with three campuses in northern Arizona. CCC confers over 25 associate degrees including such environmentally conscious fields of study as Sustainable Green Building and Alternative Energy Technology...

“…i currently attend coconino community college as a full time student. the lone tree campus is a fairly new and visually appealing school, with a small college atmosphere. the professors are both helpful and professional, and are able to create a...” – Brian from Flagstaff, AZ

Cowley College is a 2-year community college with five locations in southern Kansas. Cowley features seven academic departments offering over 120 degree and certificate-granting programs of study. Students in the Cosmetology Department provide hair...

“…cowley is a wonderful community college to attend before going on to a university. teacher to student ratios are small so there is time for one on one interaction. teacher's get to know their students and care about their progress.” – Lauren from Sedan, KS

Formerly known as Universidad del Turabo, the Ana G. Méndez University-Gurabo campus is a private school in the eastern center of Puerto Rico. AGMU Gurabo offers over 100 academic programs conferring bachelor’s, associate degrees, and certificates...

“…universidad del turabo is a great college where you can find peace of mind even after coming out of exams since it has a lot of green areas on campus. the education is great and the professors are easy to understand. easy to access and the people...” – Ricardo from Las Piedras, PR

Dakota County Technical College is a 2-year technical and vocational school in the Twin Cities metro area. DCTC is home to nine academic departments offering degrees and certificates. The college’s Brewing and Beer Steward Technology program provides...

Doña Ana Community College is a 2-year institution in southern New Mexico and part of the New Mexico State University system. DACC offers associate degrees in 39 academic programs and certificates in 14 areas of study. The college’s Aerospace...

“…New Mexico State is one of the most involved universities, I have ever seen. They involve their students in a variety of activities around campus. They promote diversity around the campus and classroom.” – Alejandra from Las Cruces, NM

With a main campus a short distance from Lake Michigan, West Shore Community College is a 2-year institution in northwest Michigan. WSCC is home to eight academic departments conferring degrees and certificates in 35 academic programs. Outside of...

“…they have a great student center. west shore is great with class sizes. i love going here because i feel like i get more out of my time and money.” – Shelby from Ludington, MI

Marion Technical College is a vocational and technical school in central Florida with a focus on both student and employer needs. MTC is home to 12 career-centered departments offering 27 technical programs. Additionally, MTC accepts every student...

Originally founded in 1878 as a training school for African American ministers and teachers, Selma University is an Historically Black Bible College affiliated with the Alabama State Missionary Baptist Convention. While most of Selma’s degree...

Davis Applied Technology College is a public, 2-year institution located in Kaysville, Utah. Davis Tech provides access to 34 career-oriented certificate programs in six fields of study, which range in length from four to 48 months. The majority of...

Established in 1971, Ogden-Weber Technology College is a public, 2-year institution located in Utah. OWTC offers certificate programs in 33 career-technical fields of study as well as non-certificate courses in Driver Education, Math, and Clinical...

With campus a short distance from Utah Lake, Mountainland Technical College is a technical and vocational school in northern Utah. MTECH offers career-centered academic programs in ten fields of study including a Custom Fit Business Training...

Lorenzo Walker Technical College is a 2-year technical and vocational academy in southwest Florida. LWTC is home to 10 career-based academic departments as well as an adult education division featuring English language and GED training courses. As a...

Lake Technical College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses located in Eustis, Tavares, Clermont, and Sumterville, Florida. Lake Tech offers nearly 30 career and technical education programs throughout nine fields of study, providing...

“…I like the fact that they require student attendance to get certain information, such as exclusive financial aid they supply and counselors. More of the benefactors are a small student body, it's close to home, duration of the courses, and the...” – Carlynne from Wildwood, FL

Meridian Technology Center is a 2-year technical and vocational school serving a five-county area in northern Oklahoma. MTC confers degrees and certificates in 31 career-centered fields of study. MTC also encourages volunteerism and community service...

Established in 1965, North Florida Technical College is a public, 2-year institution located in Starke. NFTC offers 11 career-oriented programs in Education, Healthcare, Hospitality, Human Services, IT, Manufacturing, and Transportation, as well as a...

East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program is a public, 2-year institution located in West Covina, California. The institution’s post-secondary division features 11 career-oriented associate’s degree and certificate programs, preparing...

“…I think that East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program would be beneficial for any student willing to attend. The employes are very helpful,friendly and treat everyone like one BIG family. I fill confident that everyone would revive...” – Isaac from Covina, CA

The Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations is a college of nursing in south Florida. ANHO offers a 96-week associate degree in Nursing program covering subjects such as Surgical, Pediatric, and Mental Health Nursing. Additionally, the academy...

The EHOVE (Erie, Huron, Ottawa Vocational Education) Career Center is a technical and vocational school serving three counties in northern Ohio. EHOVE offers 24 career-centered academic programs at the high school level as well as 15 adult education...

Hacienda La Puente Adult Education is a vocational school in the Los Angeles metro area and one of the largest adult education institutions in California. HLPAE offers career-centered courses in the fields of technology, service, trades, health, and...

Flagler Technical Institute is a technical and vocational school in eastern Florida with a focus on providing training for the workforce. FTI is home to six career-oriented academic departments hosting degree and certificate-granting programs. To...

Ultimate Medical Academy is an online healthcare professions training institution headquartered in Tampa. UMA offers degrees in eight healthcare and medical administrative-related programs of study. For students seeking academic assistance, UMA...

The Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County is a technical and vocational school in central Ohio. C-TEC offers 20 career-centered academic programs dedicated to training students for the workforce or a degree-granting college...

“…The instructors were very nice. The prince was reasonable. The best option in the area.” – Me

Ultimate Medical Academy in Clearwater is a healthcare training school and a satellite campus in the UMA system. The Clearwater campus offers Assistant-training academic programs in the Nursing, Dental, and Medical fields as well as courses in...

“…I would rate UMA 4.5 out of 5 stars. This is a great medical school for individuals who want to peruse a career in the healthcare field. The staff really cares about your education.” – Frederick from Eatonton, GA

Formerly known as Taylor Technical Institute, Big Bend Technical College is a technical and vocational school in northern Florida. BBTC offers degrees and certificates in 11 career-centered academic programs. The BBTC Adult Education Department...

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Ripley is a technical and trade school and a west Tennessee-based campus in the TCAT system. TCAT Ripley grants degrees and certificates in eight vocational fields of study. For working students, the Ripley...

Originally founded as a high school, D.A. Dorsey Technical College is a technical and vocational college in Miami. D.A. Dorsey offers six technical academic programs in the fields of healthcare and automotive service. D.A. Dorsey also features a...

Tri-County Adult Career Center is a vocational and technical school in southeast Ohio. Tri-County ACC offers six career-centered academic programs and classes in each department begin and end on a rotating schedule throughout the year. All courses...

The Grant Career Center is a technical and vocational school serving a four district area in southern Ohio. Grant offers classes in 14 career-centered academic programs as well as adult education courses in Healthcare and Welding. In addition to...