Nursing Assistant

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As demand for qualified Nursing Assistants continues to grow, it remains one of the most employed and essential healthcare careers today.

Nursing Assistants (NA) help patients with the tasks of everyday living. They play a crucial role for both the healthcare team and the patient. In cases requiring long-term care, many Nursing Assistants act as the principle caregiver, develop close personal bonds with the residents, and have a positive, caring influence in their patients' lives.

The duties of Nursing Assistants may include:

  • Taking medical histories and recording vital signs
  • Serving meals and helping patients eat
  • Cleaning and bathing patients
  • Helping patients dress
  • Assisting patients with toilet facilities
  • Turning and repositioning patients in bed
  • Recording patient feedback and concerns
  • Providing emotional support

DCI Nursing Assistant Icon Most Nursing Assistants work in hospitals, skilled nursing or long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities or retirement communities.

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Dawn Career Institute has provided GUAVA Care, Senior Home and Healthcare Services, Inc. with top candidates that excel in the tasks presented to them. GUAVA turns to Dawn Career Institute.

~Dr. Schreiber

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

DCI's Nursing Assistant program is designed to fit your schedule with day or evening classes available. In as little as 10 weeks, you could be starting your career as a Nursing Assistant!

Dawn Career Institute combines qualified instruction with the medical facilities, equipment and instruments you'd find on your first day of work. In addition, All DCI programs have valuable professional development skills built into the curriculum, including goal setting, resume writing, job search methods, successful interviewing techniques, customer relations, stress management, and how to present a professional image.

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Program Details

Program length: 10 weeks

Program offered: Daytime

Clock Hours: 240

Graduates earn a Certificate

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