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Curry College
(617) 333-2900
1071 Blue Hill Avenue
Milton, MA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $26700
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Northeastern University
(617) 373-2000
150 Richards Hall
Boston, MA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $33320
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Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Simmons College
(617) 521-2000
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $29120
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Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Quincy College
(800) 698-1700
34 Coddington Street
Quincy, MA

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Roxbury Community College
(617) 427-0060
1234 Columbus Avenue
Roxbury Crossing, MA

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University of Massachusetts Boston
(617) 287-5000
100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $1714
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $9758
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Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
(617) 732-2800
179 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $22900
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Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Salem State College-Admissions Office
(978) 542-7757
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $910
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $7050
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Massasoit Community College
(508) 588-9100
1 Massasoit Boulevard
Brockton, MA
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $576
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $5520
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Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Bunker Hill Community College
(617) 228-2000
250 New Rutherford Avenue
Boston, MA
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $576
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $5520
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Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Nursing Assistant

How to become a Nursing Assistant

The process of becoming a nursing assistant in the United States will vary greatly, depending on where you live and where you choose to work. To become a nursing assistant, you must at least have a high school diploma or GED, and complete an approved certified nursing assistant program. You must be in good health, have good interpersonal skills, and be able to work as part of a team.

The first step to becoming a nursing assistant is to find the best program that suits you and matches your career goals. You can obtain nursing assistant training at high schools, nursing care facilities, vocational/technical schools, community colleges, and the American Red Cross. Also, health care facilities in your local area sometimes advertise in newspapers, offering free or pay-while-you-learn certified nursing assistant classes. These classes are available to those who are interested, and who have no prior medical experience.

Prospective nursing assistants can also receive classroom training through their employers. Other candidates receive on-the-job training through experienced nurses. This kind of training could last from a few days to several months. You may also obtain training by attending lectures, trainings, and workshops in the nursing assistant field.

Regardless of the route you take to become a nursing assistant, you will be required to take courses in anatomy, physiology, personal care skills, body mechanics, infection control, nutrition, communication skills, and resident rights to name few. The average nursing assistant training program normally takes from 2 to 5 weeks to complete.

Once you complete nursing assistant training, you will be required to take a State administered test to become certified. A physical examination and criminal background are normally required for employment.

What does a Nursing Assistant do?

Nursing assistants are mainly responsible for providing medical support to doctors and nurse in hospitals and other health care facilities. They provide hands-on personal care to patients, and perform repetitive, routine tasks under the supervision of nurses and doctors. They assist patients with eating, dressing, bathing, getting in and out of bed, walking, and skin care. Nursing assistants also escort patients to and from operating rooms and examining rooms.

Many routine, repetitive tasks performed by nursing assistants include helping patients, taking messages and delivering them to patients and staff, serving patients their meals, making patients' beds, emptying bedpans, cleaning rooms, and much more. Depending on their workplace, nursing assistants are sometimes required to record vital signs, i.e. taking patients' temperatures, monitoring and recording their pulse rates and respiration rates, taking blood pressure, collecting small samples of body fluids, and sterilizing equipment and supplies.

Some nursing assistants serve as backup to other medical staff by set...

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