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Thomas Edison State College
(609) 984-1100
101 West State Street
Trenton, NJ
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $4555
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $6520
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Holy Family University
(215) 637-7700
Grant and Frankford Avenues
Philadelphia, PA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $20990
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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La Salle University
(215) 951-1000
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $31000
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Bucks County Community College
(215) 968-8000
275 Swamp Road
Newtown, PA
Tuition
Full-Time Area Tuition Costs : $3584
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $6734
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $9884
School Information
Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—County

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Burlington County College
(609) 894-9311
Route 530
Pemberton, NJ
Tuition
Full-Time Area Tuition Costs : $2340
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $2820
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $4770
School Information
Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—County

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College of New Jersey
(609) 771-1855
PO Box 7718
Ewing, NJ
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $8718
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $16825
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Pennsylvania State University Abington College
215-881-7600, option 2.
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $11008
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $16798
School Information
Type of Institution : Four-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State-related

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Temple University
(215) 204-7000
1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $10858
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $19878
School Information
Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Public—State-related

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Mercer County Community College
(609) 570-4800
1200 Old Trenton Road
Trenton, NJ
Tuition
Full-Time Area Tuition Costs : $2196
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $3096
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $4920
School Information
Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State and Local

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Eastern University
(610) 341-5800
1300 Eagle Road
Saint Davids, PA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $22670
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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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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