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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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

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...

“…Turabo is one of my favorite university. Has a great atmosphere and great places to hang out. In here you can focus on studying and improving yourself.” – Jesus from Puerto Rico

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...

“…I am learning a lot at my school. The classrooms are smaller and the teachers take their time with you. Most of the teachers there are really friendly and patient with you. They want you to learn and be interested in what you are doing.They will...” – Shante 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...

“…One of the things I enjoy most about West Shore Community College (WSCC) is the small class sizes and one-on-one interaction with the instructors. All of the instructor's I've had so far have been very helpful during and outside of class hours,...” – Carly from Ludington, MI

Southern Technical College is a school of vocational and healthcare science training with seven campuses throughout Florida. Southern Technical confers degrees and certificates in seven career-centered fields of study. Additionally, Southern...

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...

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...

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...

Florida Panhandle Technical College is a technical and vocational school in the western Florida panhandle region. FPTC is home to 35 technical programs of study conferring degrees and certificates. In addition to classroom facilities, FPTC oversees...

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...

Caddo Kiowa Technology Center is a technical and vocational school and one of the first technology centers in Oklahoma. CKTC confers degrees and certificates in 16 full-time career-centered fields of study. Additionally, CKTC hosts short-term courses...

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...

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...

RIVEROAK Technical College is a technical and vocational school in northern Florida serving high school and adult students. RTC confers degrees and certificates in 19 career-centered academic programs and offers over 300 courses entirely online....

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...

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...

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-Whiteville is a technical and vocational school and a campus of the TCAT system in southwest Tennessee. TCAT-Whiteville offers degrees and certificates in 10 career-centered academic programs. Additionally,...

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...

The Lorain County Joint Vocational School is a technical and vocational institution serving a three-county area in northeast Ohio. Lorain County JVS offers 14 career-centered academic programs for adult students and 24 degree and certificate-granting...

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...

With campus a short drive from the Missouri River, Lex La-Ray Technical Center is a technical and vocational school in western Missouri. Lex La-Ray features nine career-centered academic programs at the secondary level as well as 12 post-secondary...

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...