Nursing Assistant

Pine Technical & Community College’s Nursing Assistant program is the perfect opportunity to train for a rewarding career in a short amount of time. In one semester or less, PTCC’s program will prepare you with the knowledge and clinical skills to work in a variety of settings including nursing homes, adult day care centers, personal homes, and assisted living facilities.

Working as an nursing assistant (NA) is an excellent stand-alone career or an excellent way to launch a nursing career; in fact, many LPNs and RNs find their start as NAs. NA training requires just a few weeks of time and provides the information and skills needed to become a Nursing Assistant on the Registry (NA -R), delivering care and support for residents and patients in nursing communities and hospitals.

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Nursing Assistant occupational outlook is expected to grow rapidly in the next several years. As the population ages, job opportunities for NA -R are excellent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In your career as a Nursing Assistant, you will work closely with patients and be responsible for activities of daily living such as checking patients’ vital signs; feeding, grooming and bathing patients; assisting nurses with medical equipment
and conveying vital information on patient conditions to nurses. NA -R may work in hospitals, nursing care facilities, and community care facilities for the elderly. The median annual salary for NA -R is $21,000-$34,600.

Nursing Assistant Career Information

This program is approved by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)

Honors or recognitions for the instructor or program:

In May 2015, a grant was received from HealthForce Minnesota for PTCC to work with an area high school
and long term care health facility partner on the HCCC three course series NA program.

Program Coordinator: Connie Frisch

Assistant to Program Coordinator: Patty Gerhardson

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