This program trains students to provide direct care to patient under direction of nursing staff. Certified Nursing Assistants perform duties that include feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, and/or moving patients. Employment opportunities for nursing care attendants, nursing aides, or nursing attendants include assisted living, home health, long-term health care facilities, hospitals, and hospice.
The program will consist of 80 hours of classroom training and 40 hours of clinical training for a total of 120 clock hours. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be eligible to apply for the State exam to obtain licensure.
Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 31,680
Current job openings per year: 1,320