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Quick Facts: Nurse Assisting Industry

Median Pay:   $24,875 per year | $12 per hour
Entry-Level Education:   Postsecondary non-degree award

Nurse Assisting Occupations:

  • Nursing assistants$25,100
  • Orderlies$24,650

Online Nurse Assisting Degrees

To be eligible to work in many kinds of medical positions, such as that of registered nurse, surgeon or anesthesiologist, it can take many years of college education and formal training.

If you are eager to make the most of the growing healthcare industry, but you don't want to spend the next four or eight years studying before you can start earning a salary, then an entry-level career in nursing could be a great choice to consider.

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Dawn Career Institute , Online (campus option available)
  • Day, evening, online, and hybrid class options are available.
  • Students are supported from registration to classes, labs, and job placement.  Financial aid available to students who qualify. 
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.
  • Preparing students to pursue a career in healthcare and wellness field for more than 40 years.
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Florida Career College , West Palm Beach
  • Has specialized in career training since 1982.
  • Offers beginning to advanced training in computer repair, medical assisting, cosmetology, nursing, and more.
  • Continually maintains programs according to industry needs by working closely with industry experts and employers.
  • Provides well-equipped training facilities to give students the advantage of hands-on training.
  • Its instructors attend seminars and workshops to keep current with new technology and topics.
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  • Flexible Scheduling
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  • Has been one of the leading career training institutions in Canada for over 40 years.
  • Gives students the chance to complete a career-focused program in a matter of months.
  • Offers programs in healthcare, business, and technology.
  • Emphasizes hands-on training with practical projects.
  • Works with industry specialists to create relevant, up-to-date programs. 
  • Offers flexible schedule options— students can choose between day and evening classes.
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    Berkeley College , Woodbridge
    • Admits students throughout the year with quarterly start dates in January, April, July, and September.
    • Provides faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments.
    • Offers associate and bachelor degree programs in business, design, health, plus certificate programs in practical nurse, medical assistant, and more.
    • Preparing students for professional and personal success since 1931.
    • $47+ million in Berkeley College institutional aid was provided to qualified students during the 2018-2019 award year.
    • 7,000+ students, including more than 350 international students representing over 50 countries
    • 3,000+ students took at least one online class in fall 2017
    • Best Online Programs for Veterans, 2014-2020 – U.S. News & World Report
    • Berkeley College ranked first in its category in Overall Mobility Index, 2017 – The New York Times
    • Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, 2014-2020 – U.S. News & World Report
    • USDLA/Quality Standards Certification, 2013-2017 – United States Distance Learning Association
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    At American Institute, we believe you can become whatever you want to be, and we’re ready to help you get there. We pride ourselves on working hard to deliver quality, innovative education to our students that gives them the skills to begin or enhance their careers. We try to help our students meet their goals of changing or enhancing their careers, and also help prospective employers of our graduates in meeting the workforce needs of the 21st century while actively participating in the communities we operate within.

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    • Offers education and training in several healthcare fields, taught in groups where hands-on experience is stressed.
    • Helps each student prepare a professional resume, provides interview skills practice and coaches students on professional behavior.
    • Places all students in externship programs so that they can practice their skills in real world scenarios.
    • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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      As the world is adjusting to new realities, we are prepared to help you work towards a successful future in a manner that is safer for you and the community at large. Here's how:

       

      • We offer in-demand, career-focused education delivered through your local campus using live, interactive synchronous online delivery. There's also the flexibility to transition to an in-seat class environment once the current situation is resolved.
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      • Flexible Scheduling
      • Financial Aid
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      • Dedicated to providing  career training since 1975.
      • Has 13 campus locations in Southern California and a campus in Morrow, GA.
      • Provides flexible class times including weekends.
      • Offers curriculum that ranges from 8 month diploma programs to 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree programs.
      • Has admissions professionals available to help students decide which diploma or degree program they should pursue.
      • Gives job placement assistance strengthened by relationships with local employers.
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      • Offers programs in some of the fastest growing fields in the healthcare industry
      • 10 unique programs including Nursing, Pharmacy Technician, & Medical Assistant
      • ABHES accredited with 39 campus locations throughout MI, OH, IN, WV, IA, KY, AL & TN
      • Ross offers day & evening schedules for managing family, work & other obligations
      • Financial aid is available for qualified students in the form of loans &  grants
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      • Southern Technical College provides education and training in a variety of medical and technical areas that enables graduates to use their skills for entry-level careers.
      • Our dedicated staff will help you acquire the necessary tools needed to achieve your goals. 
      • At Southern Technical College, we provide academic support, financial aid assistance, graduate placement assistance and more. 
      • With seven campuses located throughout Central and Southwest Florida, your journey towards a new career starts here.
      • If you’re considering colleges in Florida, come find out why you belong at Southern Technical College.
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      An online program in nurse assisting can prepare you for a new career in as little as eight weeks, and you can complete the entire course from the comfort of home thanks to accredited online colleges.

      What is a CNA?

      A CNA is a certified nursing assistant, or someone who works under the supervision of a registered nurse or other nursing professional. Some of the responsibilities of a certified nursing assistant might be greeting patients, recording symptoms, updating patient records or taking the vital signs of office patients.

      Many CNAs work in assisted living facilities or nursing homes, which means that also work directly with older patients who need help getting dressed, eating, bathing or being transported to various locations like hospitals, dining areas or family homes.

      What Does a Nurse Assisting Course Entail?

      There is no exact curriculum or length of nurse assisting courses, but they typically last anywhere from eight weeks to six months. Nursing assistance courses are available through vocational training schools, community colleges, accredited online colleges and even some hospitals and medical facilities.

      Throughout the duration of the course, students are expected to learn more about subjects ranging from patient hygiene to electronic medical records to basic first aid and CPR. After the course is completed, most nurse assistants will take the extra step of taking the written competency examination offered in their state.

      After passing this exam, submitting to a background check and then passing a basic health screening examination, graduates of the program can officially call themselves certified nursing assistants.

      Why Study Nurse Assisting Online?

      Once you have decided to become a certified nursing assistant, you will be able to choose from a variety of different programs and courses that can help you prepare for the position. One of the best picks is often an online nurse assisting program.

      These certification courses can be completed on your own time, and they are ideal for busy students or those with irregular schedules. Just like any other course or degree program, you will watch class lectures, participate in group discussions with other students, take exams and even work through course materials.

      The difference is that almost everything in an online course can be completed from your laptop or home computer.

      If you want to become a CNA, an online program can be a fantastic way to prepare for your new career in nursing.