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Medical Center to Offer Nursing Assistant Training

Individuals who wish to enroll in nursing programs may be interested in a new course that is being offered by the South Lyon Medical Center in Nevada.

The center will hold a nursing assistant training course beginning in January 2011, and ending in April, reports the Reno Gazette-Journal. Upon completion, students will be able to take the state certification exam.
Throughout the course, students will divide their time between the classroom and hands-on patient care and clinical training.
A certified nursing assistant is responsible for tending to patients’ personal hygiene, including bathing, toileting, grooming, dressing and feeding. In addition, they are tasked with monitoring vital signs and mobility. Individuals who are interested in this profession should have enough physical strength and stamina to lift and move patients.
Projections for the employment of nursing assistants are excellent, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job opportunities are expected to increase by 18 percent over the next eight years. In 2008, the median wages for this profession were $11.46 per hour.
Becoming a nursing assistant, or aide, can be a stepping stone to a career as a registered nurse, according to the All Allied Health Schools’ website. 

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