Nursing Assistants are responsible for providing basic care to patients in a wide range of health care settings. From checking vital signs to offering emotional support – the duties of a nursing assistants typically include all aspects of patient care. Instruction includes topics related to the nurse assistant’s scope of practice, basic patient care needs, infection control, basic medical terminology, nutrition, comfort, safety measures, first aid, CPR, vital signs, basic anatomy/physiology, record keeping, communication skills, interpersonal relationships, and employability skills.
We have designed our nursing assistant program, training programs, to provide training and education in the fundamentals of patient care and basic nursing skills to meet current and future health needs. We have several available course lengths which range from 2 weeks, 6 weeks or weekend options. Training covers all aspects of basic patient care.
Students who complete this training program should be able to:
- Evaluate vital signs, activities of daily living (ADLs), and review of systems to report nursing team on patient care.
- Long-term care overview and resident’s rights
- Infection and Infection control
- Facilitate patient safety through adherence to regulatory and facility guidelines.
- Apply clinical skills towards the scope of practice to foster optimal patient outcomes in coordination with team members.
- Introduction to Health Care
- Basic Patient Care Roles and Responsibilities
- Medical Terminology
- Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Effective Patient Care
- Nursing Homes
- Assisted Living Facilities
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics illustrates that this field will continue growing by 14.64% between now and 2028. The average salary for patient care technicians is approximately $31,600 per year. Plus, benefits like health insurance and PTO.