To become a certified Nurse Aide, one needs to obtain a high school diploma or GED, plus nursing assistant training from any community college, trade school, and medical facility. Apart from this, an applicant need to have qualities of–

  • Strong communication skills
  • Empathy and understanding
  • Physical endurance
  • Teamwork
  • Attention to detail, etc

After finishing nurse aide training, one may seek employment in a variety of healthcare settings as a licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, nursing home administrator, geriatric care manager, nurse educator, or professor.

These professionals provide basic care for a patient/residents in a hospital or a healthcare setting and help them with activities of daily living (ADL), toileting and perineal care, checking vital signs, answering calls, distributing meal trays and feeding, and reporting any changes in the patient’s health condition to the nurse in charge.

If you plan to start a career in an ever-growing and demanding profession, a nurse aide could be the right choice for you. Learning the required nurse aide skills through a certified training program can help you get better job prospects with a stable source of income.

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