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
Potential employers include: hospitals, nursing homes, residential care facilities and patient homes.
New Advanced Course
If you have had one year of full-time employment or two-years of part-time employment in direct patient care within the last five years and want to obtain your CNA or LNA, GateWay has the course for you. The new Advanced Placement Nurse Assistant course will have starts in Fall 2019. This is a two-credit class that will prepare those with experience to sit for the Certified Nurse Assistant examination.
All students interested in any of our Nursing programs will be required to attend an Information/Advising Session, which will provide in-depth information and enrollment guidance. An application and student ID (MEID) must be created prior to the Information Session. GateWay does not accept emailed applications. Only students who attend a session may meet with a Nursing program advisor one on one.
Nursing Information Sessions will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. or Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. (following campus tours). Information sessions will be held in the CH Building; stop by the lobby for session location.
Campus tours and RSVPs are strongly encouraged, but not required. Schedule a campus tour here.
Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Nurse Aide**
Certificate of Completion in Nurse Assisting: $1,196*
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* Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the 2015-2016 tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.
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