This class will meet Mondays through Fridays, July 17-28.
Central Community College offers this 76-hour training, which is required by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services for registry and for employment as a nursing assistant. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to take the state competency examination, which consists of a written and skills test.
Nursing assistants -- also known as nurse aides, orderlies, patient care technicians and home health aides -- assist patients with daily living tasks. They work in nursing homes, hospitals, mental health facilities, assisted living facilities and private homes.
Being a nursing assistant can also be a stepping stone to becoming an LPN, RN or other health professional. Job prospects for nursing assistants are expected to be excellent due to the increasing long-term-care needs of an aging population. Cost includes tuition, books and fees.
You can review the requirements for being placed on the Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry at cccneb.edu/nurseaide. Please be aware you must be 16 to take the state test for certification.
CODE: 23/SU HLTH 1200 CEF23