Nursing Assistant

Designed to prepare nursing assistants to provide care in various health care settings under the direction of a registered nurse. The program includes development of fundamental nursing skills through lectures, laboratory activities and clinical experience. Students may also complete elective courses to gain knowledge and practical skills in ethical and legal responsibilities, medical terminology, venipuncture and electrocardiography.

Career Opportunities

  • Nurse Assistants
  • Home Health Aides
  • Psychiatric Aids
  • Orderlies

Program Requirements

This is a selective admission program. Acceptance is awarded every fall semester.

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Program Prerequisites

  • Have a criminal history records check as prescribed by the Health Care Worker Background Check Act with no disqualifying convictions;
  • Must have valid Social Security card number per the Social Security Administration (;
  • Must be at least 16 years of age;
  • Must be able to speak and understand English;
  • Must have completed at least eight years of grade school or provide proof of equivalent knowledge; and
  • Must read at a college level, as demonstrated by course equivalency or test at college level Reading.