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Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant Program

Enter the Health Care Field with Hands-On, Practical Skills 

 

Prepare to help people with in-demand skills needed to be a nursing assistant.

In as little as a month, you would be prepared to sit for the Nursing Assistant State Board Exam.

Our Nursing Assistant program is offered in: 

 

Program Overview

Nursing Assistant Certificate

  • Locations:
  • Program Length: 4 Weeks
  • Career Training begins: Approximately every 4 weeks

Classes Start Every 4 Weeks

Get started on your new career today!

Admissions Requirements

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What will I learn?

Nursing Assistant Certificate

This program is designed to present the theory as well as the hands-on practice needed to prepare students for an entry-level position as a Nursing Assistant. Upon completion of the theory and skills learned, students will have hands-on experience and knowledge in regards to long term care in different facilities in the Pueblo, CO, area.

Some of the courses you will take:
NA-100 Nursing Assistant Basic Care
NA-101 Nursing Assistant Externship

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Skills and Training

Our goal is to provide an opportunity for you to become an important part of the medical community and enjoy a fulfilling career.

Here’s what you can expect from your Nursing Assistant training:

  • How to interact with clients to ensure emotional, social, and mental healthcare met
  • Assisting clients in attaining and maintaining independence
  • CPR certification
  • Basic Nursing Skills including Vital Signs, Intake & Output Measurement, and Proper Hand Washing

This could be a terrific first step in your medical training, especially if you desire to be an RN one day.

Careers

What does a Nursing Assistant do?

Nursing assistants, sometimes called nursing aides, help provide basic care for patients in hospitals. This could encompass a variety of ages such as birthing center, pediatrics or adults. Home health care is another expanding need for assistants. Additionally, working in nursing homes or residential care facilities can provide long-term help to patients. Orderlies transport patients and clean treatment areas.

What are the job opportunities in this field?

  • Nursing Assistant
  • Orderlies
  • Nursing Aides

What is the salary potential in this career?

IntelliTec College provides career-training programs for entry-level positions. Salaries vary depending on geographic location, economic conditions, and willingness to relocate. Salaries by occupation and specific location can be found at www.onetonline.org. National figures for labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy are available at www.bls.gov/ooh/ or visit the campus career services department to learn where IntelliTec graduates work and the current salaries in their respective careers.

What is the job outlook for the next 10 years?

According to the US Department of Labor, many nursing assistants and orderlies will be needed to assist and care for elderly patients in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Older people are more likely than younger people to experience dementia, as well as chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. More nursing assistants will be needed to care for patients with these conditions. In addition, patient preferences and shifts in federal and state funding are increasing the demand for home and community-based long-term care, which should lead to increased opportunities for nursing assistants working in home health and community rehabilitation services.

What are the typical working hours for this career?

Most nursing assistants and orderlies work full time. Because nursing homes and hospitals provide care at all hours, nursing assistants and orderlies may need to work nights, weekends, and holidays.

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