Certified Nurse Assistant Training

Why Certified Nurse Assistant?

Nursing assistants help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Doctors, senior physicians and senior nurses are always in need of talented and certified nurse assistants (CNA). Not just seniors but the patients also interact with CNAs on regular bases. As medical outlets continue to become more facilitated, the demand for required nursing staff also keeps increasing.

As the baby-boomers population ages, nursing assistants will be needed to care for elderly patients. In addition, growing rates of several chronic conditions and of dementia will lead to increased demand for patient care. Employment of nursing assistants is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.

As a result, ACE INSTITUE OF TECHNOLOGY is offering a Certificate Nursing Assistant program approved by the New York State Education Department that ensures students will be prepared to meet the needs of medical practices, hospitals, and nursing home facilities. The classes are taught by qualified, state licensed instructors who utilize highly effective teaching methods to prepare the students for working efficiently and effectively in the real life environment.

What are the Job Responsibilities?
Nursing assistants, sometimes called nursing aides, provide basic care and help with activities of daily living. The nursing assistant is responsible for assisting a client with personal care; fluid and nutrition; mobility; and elimination needs. In addition to meeting physical needs, nursing assistants also play an important role in meeting the emotional needs of clients.

In nursing homes, assistants are often the principal caregivers. CNA’s generally work directly under the supervision of a registered nurse. Often the CNA has more direct contact with the individual patient than doctors, specialists, nurses or other members of the staff due to the fact that the CNA is responsible for direct patient care and patient’s need.

They typically do the following:

  • Clean, bathe, dress and un-dress patients or residents
  • Help patients use the toilet
  • Serve meals and help patients eat
  • Turn, reposition, and transfer patients between beds and wheelchairs
  • Measure patients’ vital signs, such as blood pressure and temperature
  • Listen to and record patients health concerns and report that information to nurses

Who should do it?

The Nursing Assistant Program is an opportunity to learn skills and prepare for a career in the health care filed. If you have the desire to help people, are comfortable working closely with clients while providing personal care, are willing to accept delegated tasks, and are ready to work as the member of a team, then a career as a nursing assistant may be right for you. This kind of job also serves as a stepping-stone for advanced nursing or health care occupations.

Important Qualities

  • Communication skills Nursing assistants must be able to communicate effectively to address patients’ or residents’ concerns. They also need to relay important information to other healthcare workers.
  • Compassion Nursing assistants and orderlies provide care for the sick, injured, and elderly. Doing so requires a compassionate and empathetic attitude.
  • Patience The routine tasks of cleaning, feeding, and bathing patients or residents can be stressful. Nursing assistants must be patient to provide quality care.
  • Physical stamina Nursing assistants and orderlies spend much of their time on their feet. They should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as lifting or moving patients.

How to Become a Nursing Assistant

To become a Nursing Assistants you must complete the Nurse Assistant program and internship. After completing the program and internship, nursing assistants should take a competency exam. Nursing assistants who have passed the exam are placed on a state registry.

Why CNA training at Ace Institute of Technology?

  • Reasonable tuition and fees
  • Easy payment plans
  • Practical and theoretical classes
  • Qualified Instructors, licensed by the New York State Education Department
  • Great teacher to student ratio
  • Assistance for internship and Job placement