Nurse aides or nurse assistants render patient care through the performance of routine tasks. They usually fulfill their duties under the supervision of a registered nurse.
Nurse Aide / Assistant
The Nurse Assistant program is designed student with knowledge and skills necessary to perform basic health care skills. It prepares you to function in the role of nurse assistant under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. The course curriculum meets the requirements of the NYS Education Department. You will need to successfully demonstrate the patient care skills mandated, complete the 105 hours of classrooms lectures/lab and 30 hours of clinical rotations at a medical facility or long term care settings. Additionally, you will receive 12 contact hours of Vocational English and Career Development to further your skills.
Successful completion of the course which is comprised of theory, lab, and clinical is required to be eligible to take the Prometric Competency Exam.
Nature of Work: Nursing assistants can perform routine tasks for caring for patients. Under the direction of a Registered Nurse, the duties might include: aiding patients to transfer in and out of the bed, wheelchair, walking, performing range of motion exercises with bed ridden patients, bed bathing, shaving, oral hygiene, taking temperatures, vital signs and blood pressures, feeding, changing bed linens and maintaining safety and cleanliness in the patient’s general surroundings. The practice of good hygiene and hand washing is expected at all times in the clinical setting.
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Career And Educational Oppurtunities:
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Vocational – PN
Associate / Baccalaureate Degrees
Employment of nurse aide advanced is projected to grow 315 percent from 2012 to 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom population ages, the overall need for healthcare services is expected to increase. specialized nurse aides will be needed in residential care facilities, hospitals, and in home health environments to care for geriatric patients.
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