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Nursing Assistant 

 

Nursing Assistant

This nine week course provides classroom, and hands-on learning with an instructor.  To enroll in the next class at Fox Valley Technical College, Clintonville, please e-mail JoAnn Beschta  or call 715-823-1542 or 1-800-321-7133.

* This nine week course meets the requirement for the Practical Nursing and Nursing Associate Degree.

Clintonville Regional Center offers many Nursing Assistant Classes at different times and dates. 

 
Work Description

A nursing assistant provides personal care for confined patients under the supervision of nursing and medical staff.  Some of the duties certified nursing assistants do are:

  • Help patients dress, bathe, & shave.
  • Help patients in and out of bed
  • Help patients with walking or wheelchairs
  • Move patients to dining rooms or other areas
  • Change dirty linens
  • Serve meals and helping patients eat
  • Keep patients records
  • Take pulse and blood pressure and record results
  • Observe and report patients conditions  

Working Conditions

Certified nursing assistants are employed in health care facilities.  They spend long hours standing and they do heavy lifting.  They must deal with unpleasant sights, smells, and sounds.  They must wear protective gloves and clothing and have vaccinations to protect themselves against diseases. They risk back injury when lifting and moving patients.

Places of employment

Nursing assistants work in nursing homes, hospitals, and home health care agencies.

 
Personal Characteristics

Nursing assistants must be:

  • Friendly
  • Patient
  • Strong
  • Helpful
  • Able to work with a team
  • Mature  

Education and training

Nursing Assistants can be trained at:
  • Technical Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes

Nursing Information

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