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How to Be a Nurse Aide

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Are you looking into getting into the nursing aide field? Well, this position is the same as being a certified nursing assistant. You will work in the health care field, helping patients and registered nurses or licensed practical nurses that you work under the supervision of.

Places you're able to find jobs at include long term facilities, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, medical centers and hospitals. They are known for working closely with patients, checking their vital signs, using medical equipment and assisting patients with day to day duties, like eating and taking baths.


Step One: First, you will need to obtain a GED or high school diploma. Afterward, you will be able to get into a nursing aide program. While you're still in high school, consider taking up classes like chemistry and biology, so that when you enroll in a nursing school, you will get the hang of the topics easier.

Step Two: Next, you will need to find a nurse aide program in your area. It will take between three and four months to complete. You can find programs within tech schools and community colleges. Try looking them up online or in the phonebook. In some states, you will have to get a license after you become a certified nursing assistant.

Step Three: You will need to be trained for other areas like first aid, CP and automated external defibrillators. These are important skills that should be acquired; they will help you to obtain employment. It will prepare you for emergency situations and will look great on your resume.

Step Four: Look over the exam materials for becoming a certified medical assistant. Study it, so that you will be prepared to take the test.

Step Five: After you take and pass the exam, you will be able to look for work as a nurse aide.
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