Nursing Assistant Training Program
Diploma in Nursing Assistant
Program Overview: Nursing Assistant
One of the fastest growing areas for job openings is that for nursing assistants. If you are looking for a rewarding career in the field of nursing, consider the Diploma in Nursing Assistant from Cambridge.
This is a fast-paced program that takes only a couple months to complete.
What You Can Expect From Our Diploma Program
We take great pride at the range of learning opportunities we provide to our nursing assistant diploma candidates:
- In-class lectures taught by experienced instructors
- Clinical rotations for a thorough lab experience
- Externship placements in long-term-care facilities
Moreover, we have offerings unsurpassed by other diploma programs in the region:
- True, hands-on instruction
- Small classes providing for personal attention
- Industry current technology and medical equipment
Through successful completion of our program, you will be poised to competently and confidently enter the medical field ready to work.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for nursing assistants will grow as much as 17 percent between the years 2014-2024, putting it far ahead of the average. The aging and growing population, combined with advancements in modern medical technology, drives the growth.
Nursing assistants are employed in a range of medical care environments, including hospitals, clinics and outpatient facilities. Long-term care facilities, however, offer the most employment opportunities for qualified nursing assistant candidates.
As a nursing assistant, you can work in numerous positions, from a nurse’s aide and orderly to certified nursing assistant in a hospital setting
What Does a Nursing Assistant Do?
As a nursing assistant, you will work in direct contact with patients and doctors, under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN). You will take lead on the daily needs of your patients, including:
- Administering medications
- Checking vital signs
- Communicating with doctors
- Providing ongoing care as needed
Upon graduation and successful completion of this program, you will earn your diploma/certificate. You will also be prepared to take and pass the Florida Nursing Assistant certification examination. Once passed, you’ll become licensed as a Certified Nursing Assistant and will be ready to begin working in a variety of healthcare facilities and private medical practices.
- Diploma/certificate program
- 5 weeks
- 120 clock hours
- Thorough preparation for Florida’s nursing assistant certification exam
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