Nurse Assistants and Home Health Aides

Nurse Assistants and Home Health Aides (NA/HHA’s) are two of the fastest growing occupations. There are many job openings in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, some hospitals, and visiting nurse services or private care agencies available.

The health care sector provides flexible schedules to meet your needs and the needs of your family. Jobs may be part-time, days, evenings, nights, or weekends.

Being a Nurse Assistant or Home Health Aide can be the first step on a career ladder into higher paying jobs in the health care sector including Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Registered Nurse (RN).

What tasks do NA’s generally perform?
A Nurse Assistant is a person who assists individuals with health care needs, activities of daily living and provide bedside care—including basic nursing procedures—all under the supervision of a RN or LPN.

What tasks do HHA’s generally perform?
Home Health Aides provide routine, personal health care, such as bathing, dressing, or grooming to elderly, convalescent, or disabled persons in patients' home.

What knowledge would I need?
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing patient and personal services. This includes patient needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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