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Field of Study: Nursing Assisting

Introduction

Nursing assisting programs prepare people to give routine nursing care to patients under the supervision of nurses.

 

Overview

Nursing assisting programs include topics such as:

  • Basic patient care
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Recordkeeping
  • Medical terminology
  • First aid

Nursing assisting programs may also offer a specialization in medications.

Schools
Nursing assistant programs are offered at many community colleges, hospitals, vocational centers, health agencies, and occasionally through high schools. They typically take from two to five weeks to complete.