Nurse Assisting

Nurse Assisting involves the performance of routine tasks in the general care of hospital, clinic and skilled care patients. Nursing Assistants work directly under the supervision of practical and registered nurses, assisting licensed staff in providing quality nursing care.

This occupation is one of many possible steps on a career ladder in the healthcare field. Nursing Assistants are vital members of the healthcare team. Typical client-care duties include:

  • Bathing and dressing
  • Helping with personal hygiene
  • Taking vital signs
  • Answering call lights
  • Transporting
  • Feeding

Potential employers include: hospitals, nursing homes, residential care facilities and patient homes.

Degrees & Certificates

Certificate of Completion in Nurse Assisting

Employment Outlook

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Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

The GateWay Nurse Assisting Program is approved by the
Arizona State Board of Nursing.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.


Nursing Advisor

Phone: (602) 286-8119
Building: Center for Health Careers Education

Nursing Assistant Program Director

Phone: (602) 286-8568
Building: Center for Health Careers Education
Room: CH2125A