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Field of Study: Nursing Assisting


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



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.

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.