Certified Nursing Aide
What can you get from being a Certified Nursing Aide?
By being a certified nursing aide, you make yourself more available for employment opportunities in nursing homes, private homes, and hospitals. The BCC eHealthCareers online Nurse Aide Training program teaches basic nursing skills through online lectures, face-to-face practice in a fully equipped nursing lab, and clinical placements in healthcare settings. Nurse aides provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff, performing duties such as feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming or moving patients.
As part of the course structure, Certified Nursing Aide students will receive 59 hours of online training, 16 hours of skill labs, and 24 clinical hours.
What is the job market like for Certified Nursing Aides?
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment at nursing facilities is expected to grow more than 24 percent until 2018, much faster than other industries. That’s an expected increase of nearly 400,000 jobs. Nurse aides can expect to earn an average hourly wage in the area of $11.54. Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Certified Nursing Aides are nursing care facilities, general medical and surgical hospitals, community care facilities for the elderly, home health care services and employment agencies.
What are the requirements to enter the Certified Nursing Aide program?
- High school diploma or G.E.D. certificate.
- Mandatory submission to a C.O.R.I. check to identify any criminal offense history.
- Consent to drug/alcohol testing two weeks before classes begin.
- Proper documentation of immunization records.
For more information, visit the Academic Catalog.