Nursing Assistants are important members of the healthcare team. They generally work under the direction of supervisory staff within a healthcare facility.
Nurse Aides work closely with patients on a daily basis to provide essential care such as checking vital signs, making up patient beds and assisting patients with tasks such as personal grooming. They can also assist doctors and nurses with basic medical procedures.
Nebraska Methodist College provides multiple options to meet your needs. The most popular options are a four week on-campus program and a six-week online hybrid program. Additional courses are scheduled in five to 16 week lengths to meet the needs of all types of students. Subject matter is the same for all classes. Register for upcoming classes at least one week prior to the class start date.
Nursing Assistant salaries in the United States vary by work setting and experience. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates the median salary for Nursing Assistants in the United States was $30,830 per year ($14.82 per hour) in May 2020, with a much faster than average growth rate of 8 percent between 2020 and 2030.
CNAs are qualified to work in a variety of settings, including:
- Rehabilitation centers
- Assisted living facilities
- Medical offices
- Home healthcare