Nursing Assistant

Nursing assistants, sometimes called nursing aides, help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Orderlies transport patients and clean treatment areas.

Introduction:

Nursing assistants provide basic care and help with activities of daily living. Some nursing assistants also may dispense medication, depending on their training level and the state in which they work.

In nursing homes and residential care facilities, assistants are often the principal caregivers. They have more contact with residents than other members of the staff. Because some residents stay in a nursing home for months or years, assistants may develop close relationships with their residents.

Employment Opportunities:

Nursing assistants work as part of a healthcare team under the supervision of licensed practical or licensed vocational nurse and registered nurses.

Career Opportunities:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant

Salary:

The average wage for this career is $12.13 hourly or $25,230 annually.

 

Location and Hours:

  • American Adult Education Center (Certificate – 165 Hours)
  • Hialeah Adult Education Center (Certificate – 165 Hours)
  • Hialeah Miami-Lakes Adult and Community  Education Center (Certificate – 165 Hours)
  • Miami Coral Park Adult Education Center (Certificate – 165 Hours)
  • Southwest Adult Education Center (Certificate – 165 Hours)

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