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NURSE ASSISTANT/ HOME HEALTH AIDE

HEALTHCARE
Home health aides are non-licensed members of the home care team that assist patients who wish to receive care in the comfort of their own home with daily living.

Career Details

Skills

Students in Nurse Assistant/ Home Health Aide are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Caring for patients and helping with such daily activities as bathing and dressing
  • Performing basic nursing responsibilities, including taking and recording vital signs and turning and positioning patients
  • Controlling infections
  • Understanding and following safety and emergency procedures
  • Understanding how to care for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

Career Options

Most program graduates work full time to provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities like nursing homes. They help patients of all ages perform day-to-day tasks. Because nursing homes and hospitals provide care at all hours, schedules may include nights, weekends, and holidays.

Requirements

Before entering the Nurse Assistant/ Home Health Aide program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a Healthcare training program can earn nationally recognized credentials from the National Health Career Association (NHA) and a state-issued credential/license.

Nurse Assistant/ Home Health Aide

NUMBERS

TO KNOW

8-12

HOW MANY MONTHS

IT TAKES TO COMPLETE

THIS PROGRAM

$26K

NATIONAL AVERAGE

EARNING POTENTIAL

FOR THIS CAREER

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail

Concern for others

Cooperation

Dependability

Integrity