Nurse Assistant Training

Assistant Nurse Training

Nursing is a very important profession and the roles that nurses assistants play in a medical environment is equally important as they provide basic care of the patients and an in between care from a doctor looking at the patient and being assessed, a nurses assistants duties may be having to bath, feed and dress patients as well as assist with their day to day needs of medication.

To become a qualified nurses assistant you will have to cmplete what is called a certifictae program which are either available at medical buildings such as hospitals or surgery centres or even colleges, it's best to look and ask around for specific information on these types of programs and the programs themselves can be quite short courses of about 4 to 5 weeks, some run for longer, but they usually may be in different states and include different set hours with which your course runs over.

A nurse assistant course will help prepare you for the care that is needed for any patient and include a run through of basic procedures which will maintain care and safety of providing care once you secure nurse employment, the training in particular will teach the required knowledge on the psychological and physical needs of any patient you look after and this experience is then followed by a certified nursing exam for which you should have the knowledge to pass.

The nurses assistant course will help prepare you through practical hands on experience through an on site working environment usually a hospital or small ward area and alongside this you will be taught text book learning through the classic classroom teaching style, everything you learn within the time frame of this training course will be on the actual exam, so take notes if you have to.

Also one of they key things about nurses training is that it does involve having to brush on your communication skills as the job will involve relating what the doctor says to the patients, family and close relatives and more importantly other medical staff so as there should be a complete open communication going on between all professionals and non professionals..

The on site experience will give you the ability to put into practice what you have learnt from the classroom environment and there almost certainly will be work with dummies or mannequins to practice nurses assistant procedures on (try not to dance with the dummies though!) using these dummies you will do all the things that you would do in a proper nurses assistant capacity, such as lifting and bathing and also with some you can take their vital signs such as pulse and heart beat and all that medical terminology.

Actual on site work experience is in a medical facility and is often referred to as clinicals and you will be supervised very closely by existing medical professionals to help continue your work based learning whilst you carry out some basic medical procedures and get used to seeing to real patients

Clinicals can be daunting at first to some new students, but what they say is that a combination of classroom training on hands on learning is a good split that works for any learning situation as you are more likely to remember on site experience more than being taught to for a few hours on end.

The clinicals are usually broken up into a group of 5 or 6 students and they are shown an area of a hospital department and are then assigned to other medical staff to show them around and get used to the work area and you will not be paid whilst attending on site training.

Other medical staff should be aware that you are receiving training and will more than likely explain to you what is taking place with a particular patient to improve your own initiative when looking for key factors within a medical set up, the importance of asking questions at this stage is vital, so you know and understand medical procedures.

Additionally after you have completed your nurses assistant training, the hands on work experience may have given you the opportunity to obtain employment, especially if you got on well with those who were training you whilst running through the course, many professional employers keep a watchful eye on trainees , because they may have potential and have the ability to be punctual, attendant at all times and a willingness to learn and be involved in the development process, also with a positive attitude..

The main advantage I can see if you get offered employment at the place of training is that you will already know your way around and all of the procedures and policies, so it will boost your overall performance and give you time to adjust into the job and start learning new things right away.

Training to become a nurses assistant can be quite easy, but it's about continually learning as you go along that can be the best thing to think about.

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Assistant Nurse Training 4 comments

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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

Hey now...hello nurse!

A great hubpage you have here, even if I'm not interested in becoming a nurse, but I like the photo of that nurse wahey!

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abcd1111 6 years ago from Glen Ellyn, IL (Chicago suburb)

I wasn't aware there was such a job as Nursing Assistant. Knew about Physician's Assistant, but not this. Sounds like a great opportunity for the right person.

Thanks for the article.

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easybusinesslinks 6 years ago from UK Author

Wow some comments!

Being a nurse seems kind of daunting, that's why I wrote 2 hubpages about it, just to clear the air, although someone will know more about the subject than I, but hey!

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cnatraininghelp 3 years ago from Alaska

Useful hub page, thanks for providing some great information on CNA training and GREAT pic ;).


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