Certified Nursing Assistant

Workforce training

Nursing assistants work in a variety of different health care settings. These include hospitals, physicians' offices, home health agencies, nursing homes, private homes, and mental health institutions. Nursing assistants assist in the care of patients. They work under the direction and supervision of registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and other medical staff.

Nursing assistants have a great deal of contact with patients and provide personal care such as bathing, feeding, and dressing. They also perform support functions such as transporting patients, taking vital signs, making beds, helping patients become ambulatory, and answering patient calls.

Program Information -

10-Week program meeting twice a week from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. A 16-hour clinical is required for completion of the program.

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