Nursing assistants are usually left alone to care for a loved one who cannot care for themselves. It is also a springboard for being a Medical Assistant, Registered Nurse, or Licensed Practical Nurse. The potential is unlimited.
This is a 99-hour program that meets state requirements for a student to pass the Georgia Medical Care Foundation oral and written exams for certification and to function in Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Personal Home Cares as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
As a Nursing Assistant, you will provide basic care for patients under your supervision and nursing staff. You will perform patient care duties such as feeding, grooming, and bathing, as well as changing linens, moving the patient, and monitoring his/her vital signs.
This accelerated 4-week program taught by licensed practical nurses and/or registered nurses prepares the student for the workplace. The onsite laboratory allows program participants to acquire hands-on practice on equipment utilized in the field. A one-week clinical externship with a clinical partner allows students to solidify their skills. Graduates can also apply for and take the certification exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant.
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