Certified Nursing Assistant
This program is designed to educate students with the knowledge and skills required to be a nursing assistant. Nursing Assistants work as valuable members of the healthcare team. They work more closely with patients and their care than any other members of the health care system.
The student will learn introductory to nursing assistant, infection control, patient safety, patient positioning, transporting, patient environment, bed making, home health care, personal care of the patient, emergency care, human anatomy and physiology, measuring vital signs, and special body system care. This includes the gastrointestinal system, urinary system and the nervous system.
Nursing Assistants are often responsible for observing and reporting how patients respond to the care that is being given. They work under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse and other medical staff. Nursing Assistants work in a variety of different health care settings. These include Hospitals, Home Health Agencies, Nursing Homes, Private Homes and Mental Health Institutions.