The Nursing Assistant is a health care provider who plays an integral role in the facilitation of daily and at times nightly duties within the health care community. Once they have taken the C.N.A exam they are qualified to work in a variety of workplaces, including but not limited too: Assisted Living Facilities, Hospice, Major Hospital Networks, Nursing Homes and Private Duty. They are also a favorite of Nursing Registries and Agencies.
Upon successful completion of the program candidates are deemed eligible to take the Florida Sate Board Nursing Assistant Certification Exam.
Areas of Study include:
Introduction and Overview of Health care
Duties of the Nursing Assistant
Growth and Development
Rehabilitation and Rest
Understanding Patient care Assignment's
Discharging a patient
Nutrition Fluid and Diet Therapy
CPR, AED, BLS, Infant Child and Adult
Special Procedures, Hot and Cold Application
Death and Dying
Care of Mentally Impaired/Alzheimer's Disease
Completion of Orientation
Satisfactory scores on the Basic Skills test
Interview with Program Counselor
Pay Registration Fee
Classes begin every Friday at 9:00am or 6:00pm
Weekend classes are now available Saturday and Sundays 12-6pm
We are proud to host one of the longest standing Board Recognized Nursing Assistant Courses in the state of Florida.
120 Hours 2 months (full time)
M-T Friday and Saturday
What is a Nursing Assistant?
Nursing and psychiatric aides help care for physically or mentally ill, injured, disabled, or infirm individuals in hospitals, nursing care facilities, and mental health settings. Nursing aides and home health aides are among the occupations commonly referred to as direct care workers, due to their role in working with patients who need long-term care. The specific care they give depends on their specialty.
Nursing aides, also known as nurse aides, nursing assistants, certified nursing assistants, geriatric aides, unlicensed assistive personnel, orderlies, or hospital attendants, provide hands-on care and perform routine tasks under the supervision of nursing and medical staff. Specific tasks vary, with aides handling many aspects of a patient's care. They often help patients to eat, dress, and bathe. They also answer calls for help, deliver messages, serve meals, make beds, and tidy up rooms. Aides sometimes are responsible for taking a patient's temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, or blood pressure. They also may help provide care to patients by helping them get out of bed and walk, escorting them to operating and examining rooms, or providing skin care. Some aides help other medical staff by setting up equipment, storing and moving supplies, and assisting with some procedures. Aides also observe patients' physical, mental, and emotional conditions and report any change to the nursing or medical staff.
Nursing aides employed in nursing care facilities often are the principal caregivers and have more contact with residents than do other members of the staff. Because some residents may stay in a nursing care facility for months or even years, aides develop positive, caring relationships with their patients.
Work as an aide can be physically demanding. Aides spend many hours standing and walking, and they often face heavy workloads. Aides must guard against back injury, because they may have to move patients into and out of bed or help them stand or walk. It is important for aides to be trained in and to follow the proper procedures for lifting and moving patients. Aides also may face hazards from minor infections and major diseases, such as hepatitis, but can avoid infections by following proper procedures. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants and psychiatric aides have some of the highest non-fatal injuries and illness rates for all occupations, in the 98th and 99th percentiles in 2007.
Aides also perform tasks that some may consider unpleasant, such as emptying bedpans and changing soiled bed linens. The patients they care for may be disoriented, irritable, or uncooperative. Psychiatric aides must be prepared to care for patients whose illnesses may cause violent behavior. Although their work can be emotionally demanding, many aides gain satisfaction from assisting those in need.
Most full-time aides work about 40 hours per week, but because patients need care 24 hours a day, some aides work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. In 2008 about 24 percent of nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants and psychiatric aides worked part-time.
Day and Night Shift
REGISTRATION Classes start every Friday! 9am or 6pm