Nurse Assistant Training Program
At U.S. Colleges, we offer a comprehensive Nurse Assistant Training Program that is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge, and hands-on training you need to be successful in your new role as a nurse assistant. With 60 hours of classroom time, 32 hours in the lab, and 100 hours at an externship site, you will be properly prepared and ready for your new career.
About the Nurse Assistant Training Program
Our nurse assistant training program is specially designed to help guide our students and prepare them for day one and the rest of their career upon graduation. Throughout our program, students will learn the basic duties and responsibilities of the nursing assistant, including patient rights, vital signs, nutrition, emergency procedures, long-term care, and more. From admission to discharging of the patient, you will have a good understanding of everything that needs to take place and the steps to make them happen.
Nurse Assistant Training Program Career Outcomes
The training and skills you will learn in the Nurse Assistant Training Program will prepare you for a variety of entry-level roles. You may find yourself working in a variety of settings to include the hospital, urgent care center, doctor’s office, or clinic. Nurse Assistants are needed all over and are in-demand in the healthcare field.
Some of the titles you may find yourself working under include:
- Nursing Assistant
- Home Health Aid
Program Certification Outline
In this program you will learn all the skills, terminology, and techniques needed to be successful throughout the program and when you graduate. In our Nurse Assistant Training Program, you will learn a variety of concepts and skills for nursing assistants. Each one of the subjects includes either classroom hours, lab hours, clinical hours, or a combination.
As a student in our Nursing Assistant Training Program, you will receive a total of 60 classroom and theory hours, 32 lab hours, and 100 externship hours at a clinical facility. Throughout your time in our program, you will learn many skills from proper body mechanics to emergency procedures, and rehabilitative nursing.
Below, you will find an example program outline of the classes you can expect to take in this program.
- Introduction (2 classroom hours)
- Patients’ Rights (3 classroom hours and 1 clinical hour)
- Interpersonal Skills (2 classroom hours)
- Prevention and Management of Catastrophe and Unusual Occurrence (1 classroom hour and 1 clinical hour)
- Body Mechanics (2 classroom hours and 4 clinical hours)
- Medical and Surgical Asepsis; Infection Control (2 classroom hours and 8 clinical hours)
- Weights and Measures (1 classroom hour and 1 clinical hour)
- Patient Care Skills (14 classroom hours and 40 clinical hours)
- Patient Care Procedures (7 classroom hours and 20 clinical hours)
- Vital Signs (3 classroom hours and 6 clinical hours)
- Nutrition (2 classroom hours and 6 clinical hours)
- Emergency Procedures (2 classroom hours and 1 clinical hour)
- Long Term Care Patient (5 classroom hours and 4 clinical hours)
- Rehabilitative Nursing (2 classroom hours and 4 clinical hours)
- Observation and Charting (4 classroom hours and 4 clinical hours)
- Death and Dying (2 classroom hours)
- Abuse (6 classroom hours)