Nursing Assistant Specialists are on the front lines of patient care. With the demands for healthcare growing every day, nursing assistants are absolutely vital to daily operations in hospitals and nursing care facilities. Working closely with patients, Nursing Assistant Specialists are responsible for basic care services such as bathing, grooming and feeding patients, assisting nurses with medical equipment, and checking patient vital signs. Nursing Assistant Specialists give patients important social and emotional support and also provide vital information on patient conditions to nurses. As healthcare needs continue to grow, Nursing Assistant Specialists will be in great demand by hospitals, physician’s and a variety of other healthcare facilities.
The Nursing Assistant Specialist Program
This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge base necessary to become a Nursing Assistant Specialist and potentially begin the career path toward Registered Nurse. This course is designed to provide students with the complete healthcare knowledge base necessary to sit for the certification exam in their state. Students do not receive certification simply by taking this course: they must sit for their state’s certification exam. Students will gain an understanding of basic medical knowledge and will learn procedures and techniques for providing sensitive and appropriate medical/personal care to a wide range of patients. In order to obtain certification in specific states, it is necessary to complete the clinical hour requirements for that state, as well as obtain a criminal background check, CPR certification, TB testing, and other screenings as required by that state.
Nursing Assistant Specialist Detailed Course Information:
Upon successful completion of this Nursing Assistant Specialist program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam. Students who complete this program are encouraged to complete the clinical externship option with their program in order to gain clinical experience. Students who complete this program can and do sit for the NHA CCMA certification exam and are qualified, eligible and prepared to do so. We work with each student to complete the exam application, gain clinical experience and register the student to take the national certification exam. Additionally, students may pursue state Certified Nursing Assistant certification if they meet certain state requirements.
Although not a requirement of this program, once students complete the Nursing Assistant Specialist program, they have the ability to participate in a clinical externship and/or hands on practicum so as to practice the skills necessary to perform the job requirements of a Nursing Assistant Specialist. Students will be assisted with completing a resume and/or other requirements necessary to work in a hospital, physicians practice, clinic and/or with other healthcare organizations. All students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an externship and will be placed in a healthcare organization near their location. We work with national healthcare organizations and has the ability to place students in clinical externship opportunities nationwide.