Play a Critical Role in People's Lives Every Day
Chart a patient’s vital signs every hour to ensure nothing has changed. Monitor and change bandages on a patient’s wounds. Help a patient eat lunch in their home. Reposition a bed-ridden patient so they don’t get bed sores. Talk with a patient at a residential home about the book she is reading. Careers being a nursing assistant and home health aide are extremely vital to helping people recover from an injury, find comfort through a long illness, or feel engaged in a senior center.
Nurses and aides are essential to our healthcare system and maintaining people’s health and well-being. Isolation from illness, injury, or older age is just as much of a health concern as the issues those patients are dealing with. Being a nursing assistant or home health aide requires a lot of attention to detail, compassion, patience, and listening skills. You will be constantly meeting new people who are at their most vulnerable moments in life attending to their needs as you also inform healthcare supervisors on their condition.
LASC offers a 10-week program with everything you need to become eligible for State certification and employment as a Nursing Assistant or Health Home Aide in long-term care facilities settings. Nursing careers continue to be in high demand, and with a career as a nursing assistant or home health aide, you will always find a rewarding experience to help someone in their time of need.
Below, find out what requirements you’ll need and how to apply to this program today so you can begin your nursing assistant career!