Nursing Assistants provide basic care for patients and residents under the supervision of professional nurses. They are employed in hospitals, nursing care facilities, or long term care facilities in one of the most in demand medical professions in the health care industry. Because of the growing elderly population, many Nursing Assistants will be needed in long-term care facilities. Being a Nursing Assistant means you’re really making a difference in people’s lives during crucial stages of care.
Graduates of the Nursing Assistant program are eligible to apply to take the New York State Nurse Aide Exam.
About The Program
Here are some of the nursing aide skills you will be taught during your training to be a Nursing Assistant at the Allen School of Health Sciences:
- Effective communication between patients, their family members and health professionals
- Infection control and OSHA Universal Precautions
- Deliver patient care necessary for the health and comfort of the patient
- Therapeutic diets and feeding techniques
- Psychological changes in the aging patient
- Assisting patients with activities of daily living including bathing, dressing, and toileting
- Using good body mechanics for lifting, moving and transporting patients
- Assisting with admissions, discharge, transfers and physical exams
- Relationship between vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and respiration) and body systems
Take your Nursing Assistant Career to the Next Level
Graduates of the Nursing Assistant Program are eligible to continue their education to become a Patient Care Technician. The Allen School of Health Sciences Patient Care Technician program provides training in:
The Patient Care Technician expands the scope of practice for the Nursing Assistant enabling them to perform blood draws (venipuncture) perform basic laboratory testing, and perform electrocardiograms (electrical tracing of heart activity) and placement of Holter monitors. Patient Care Technicians are employed in medical clinics, hospitals, nursing homes or long-term care facilities, and laboratories working under the supervision of the nursing or medical staff.Sign Up Today
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