Become a Nurse Assistant
If you enjoy helping other people, a career in the medical field might be for you.
The field is always in demand of qualified compassionate individuals who are
willing to put forth their best efforts to help others. A Nurse Assistant is an
entry level position that will allow you the opportunity to help others and gain
experience in the medical field.
Since Nurse Assistants are needed throughout the Nation, you will be able to secure
employment opportunities most anywhere. Job security is very high in most areas of
the medical field. The training programs to earn your certificate all vary
depending on state regulations. However, most can be completed in four to six weeks
on average. The cost of such programs is very low.
If you need assistance with the cost of the course, many programs offer
scholarships or financial aid. In addition, many community agencies such as Human
Services will assist you with the cost of completing such a training course. Some
employers in the medical field will agree to either pay for your Nurse Assistant
training or reimburse you upon successful completion of the program.
Most Nurse Assistant programs start every six to eight weeks. It will depend on the
length of the course and the interest in your particular area. This is different
than most certificate programs where you have to wait until a full semester ends
before you can enroll. Sometimes that can mean a three or four month waiting
During your Nurse Assistant training, you will attend a classroom learning
environment as well as receive hands on training. The hands on training requires
you to complete a certain number of hours, called clinicals, working at a medical
facility with actual patients. All of your work will be overseen by trained
professionals who with assist you with the proper procedures and medical
The combination of classroom learning and clinicals will result in you being well
prepared to enter the job market as a Nursing Assistant. Often, t