Nurse Aide Training Program
You can be on your way to a new career in one of the fastest growing health care fields in less than five months. The Nurse Aide training program at Mildred Elley has been designed to prepare students to work as a Certified Nurse Aide.
Certified Nurse Aides, commonmly called CNAs, work in long term care facilities under the direction and supervision of registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) as well as other medical staff.
Nursing Aides have a great deal of contact with patients and provide personal care such as bathing, feeding, and dressing. They also perform support functions such as transporting patients, taking vital signs, and helping patients become ambulatory.
About the program:
Mildred Elley’s Nurse Aide Training program prepares students for the certification exam which includes a clinical skills exam and a written or oral exam.
This program covers basic core content needed to provide personal care for the elderly and patient care for those in nursing homes and hospitals. At the conclusion of the program, students are expected to be able to apply the principles of efficient care for patients of varying ages and explain the therapeutic techniques for managing specific behaviors.
The program is designed to be completed in 16 weeks and is conveniently scheduled one day a week. The first 12 weeks are in the classroom and final 4 weeks are on the job training at a clinical site. All classes are taught by full-time LPN faculty and the clinical site is a top rated facility.
In addition, Mildred Elley’s medical labs provide you with the most real-world and technical learning environment possible so you are better prepared for your career when entering the workforce.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics employment of nursing aides is expected to grow by 20 percent by 2020, a rate of growth that is faster than the average of most occupations. A growing elderly population is creating a demand for nursing aides. Once you are certified as a Nurse Aide you will be prepared for employment opportunities in:
- Long Term Care Facilities
- Physicians’ Offices
- Home Health Agency
- Hospitals & Clinics