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Nurse's Aide Schools

Nurse's Aide Training Helps You Help Others

If you enjoy helping people who are ill, old, or frail, a job as a nurse's aide might be extremely satisfying. Nurse's aides--also known as nursing assistants--are the "angels" who care directly for hospital patients and nursing care facility residents, helping them eat, dress, bathe, and keep their rooms tidy. Some nurse's aides even check patients' temperature, pulse, respiration rate, and blood pressure. And doctors and nurses rely heavily on updated patient information from nurse's aides.

Being a nurse's aide may be your dream job--or the first step toward vocational nursing or even becoming a registered nurse (RN).

  • Federal requirements for aides in nursing care facilities include earning a certified nursing assistant (CNA) certificate by completing at least 75 hours of state-approved training classes and then passing an evaluation
  • Vocational nursing school takes 1 year of classes and earns you a certificate or diploma
  • And the degrees are unlimited. With 2 to 4 years of nursing school courses, you could become an RN
  • Add on one or two more years of courses, and you should have a master's degree in nursing

Nurse's Aide Field Expected to Grow Quickly Between 2006 and 2016

Like all nursing fields, this one is growing rapidly. In 2006, there were about 1.4 million nursing aide jobs, slightly more than half were in nursing and residential care facilities, and 29 percent were in hospitals. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects significant growth between 2006 and 2016 and nurse's aides earned median hourly wages of $11.84 in 2008.

Wherever you live, a school near you offers everything from diplomas to master's degrees in nursing. And becoming a nurse's aide is a satisfying place to start a career in this fast-growing field.

Nurse's Aide Schools
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At Concorde, you’ll find that a “learn by doing” approach to healthcare training will get you the skills you need to succeed-- and get you into the workforce quickly.

Programs : Patient Care Technician, Medical Assisting - (AAS), Medical Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Orlando: 3444 McCrory Place Orlando, FL 32803

Portland: 1425 NE Irving Street Portland, OR 97232

San Bernardino: 201 E. Airport Drive San Bernardino, CA 92408

Kansas City: 3239 Broadway Kansas City, MO 64111

North Hollywood: 12412 Victory Blvd North Hollywood, CA 91606

Aurora: 111 Havana Aurora, CO 80010

San Antonio: 4803 NW Loop 410 Suite 200 San Antonio, TX 78229

Tucson College can help get you from here to a new career!

Programs : Patient Care Technician - Diploma, Medical Assistant - Diploma, and more..

Campus Locations :

Tucson: 5151 Broadway Blvd. Suite 155 Tucson, AZ 85711

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career. * Programs vary by location * Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

Programs : Patient Care Technician, Practical Nursing, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Scranton: 517 Ash Street Scranton, PA 18509

Lawrence Township: 2572 Brunswick Pike Suite 100 Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

Dayton: 555 E. Alex-Bell Road Dayton, OH 45459

Houston: 6220 Westpark Dr. Suite 180 Houston, TX 77057

Columbia: 246 Stoneridge Drive Suite 101 Columbia, SC 29210

Cookeville: 1025 Hwy. 111 Cookeville, TN 38501

Cuyahoga Falls: 2545 Bailey Road Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Largo: 6565 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 33771

West Palm Beach: West Palm Beach West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Smyrna: 21088 Cobb Parkway Smyrna, GA 30080

Westerville: 4151 Executive Parkway, Suite 240 Westerville, OH 43081

Port Saint Lucie: 9022 South US Highway 1 Port St. Lucie Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952

Erie: 5757 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506

Kingston: 166 Slocum Street Kingston, PA 18704

Richmond: 2000 Westmoreland Street, Suite A Richmond, VA 23230

Explore a new career with Pima Medical Institute.

Programs : Medical Assistant, Respiratory Therapy, Dental Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Las Vegas: 3333 E. Flamingo Road Las Vegas, NV 89121

Colorado Springs: 3770 Citadel Drive North Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Albuquerque: 8601 Golf Course Road NW Albuquerque, NM 87114

Seattle: 9709 Third Avenue NE Suite 400 Seattle, WA 98115

Chula Vista: 780 Bay Blvd #101 Chula Vista, CA 91910

Renton: 555 S. Renton Village Place Suite 400 Renton, WA 98057

Denver: 7475 Dakin Street Suite 100 Denver, CO 80221

Mesa: 957 S. Dobson Road Mesa, AZ 85202

Houston: 10201 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77024

Tucson: 3350 E. Grant Road Tucson, AZ 85716

Set your career in motion at Virginia College.

Programs : DIP-Practical Nursing, AAS - Medical Assistant, AS - Medical Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Pensacola: 19 W. Garden St. Pensacola, FL 32502

Birmingham: 488 Palisades Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35209

Columbus: 5601 Veterans Pkwy. Columbus, GA 31904

Charleston: 6185 Rivers Ave. Charleston, SC 29406

Macon: 1901 Paul Walsh Dr. Macon, GA 31206

Greensboro: 3740 S. Holden Rd. Greensboro, NC 27406

Mobile: 3725 Airport Blvd., Ste. 165 Mobile, AL 36608

Huntsville: 2021 Drake Ave. SW Huntsville, AL 35801

Baton Rouge: 9501 Cortana Pl. Baton Rouge, LA 70815

Biloxi: 920 Cedar Lake Rd. Biloxi, MS 39532

Montgomery: 6200 Atlanta Hwy. Montgomery, AL 36117

Augusta: 2807 Wylds Road Extension, Suite B, Augusta, GA 30909

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln College of Technology.

Programs : Medical Assistant, Nursing (RN), Dental Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Marietta: 2359 Windy Hill Road Marietta, GA 30067

West Palm Beach: 2410 Metrocentre Blvd West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Technical Institute.

Programs : Medical Assistant, Nursing (Practical), Dental Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Brockton: 375 Westgate Drive Brockton, MA 02301

Somerville: 5 Middlesex Ave Somerville, MA 02145

Philadelphia: 3600 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

Mount Laurel: 1000 Howard Boulevard Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

New Britain: 200 John Downey Drive New Britain, CT 06051

Paramus: 160 E. Route 4 Paramus, NJ 07652

Lincoln: Lincoln Mall 622 George Washington Highway Lincoln, RI 02865

Shelton: 8 Progress Drive Shelton, CT 06484

Edison: 1697 Oak Tree Road Edison, NJ 08820

Westwood College is dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge, skills and training needed for meaningful employment. Through education, we create opportunities, change lives and impact futures.

Programs : Medical Assisting (D), Medical Assisting (A), Dental Assisting (A), and more..

Campus Locations :

Woodridge: 7155 Janes Ave Woodridge, IL 60517

Chicago: 8501 W. Higgins Road Chicago, IL 60631

Arlington: 1901 North Ft. Myer Arlington, VA 22209

Annandale: 7619 Little River Turnpike Suite 500 Annandale, VA 22003

Atlanta: 1100 Spring Street Suite 102 Atlanta, GA 30309

Calumet City: 80 River Oaks Center Calumet City, IL 60409

Get hands-on training with Remington College.

Programs : AAS in Clinical Medical Assisting, Diploma in Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope), Diploma in Medical Assisting, and more..

Campus Locations :

Nashville: 441 Donelson Pike Nashville, TN 37214

Lafayette: 303 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette, LA 70508

Tampa: 2410 E. Busch Boulevard Tampa, FL 33612

Memphis: 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. Memphis, TN 38132

Shreveport: 2106 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71118

Garland: 1800 Eastgate Drive Garland, TX 75041

Columbia: 607 Bush River Road Columbia, SC 29210

Cleveland: 14445 Broadway Avenue Cleveland, OH 44125

Honolulu: 1111 Bishop Street Suite 400 Honolulu, HI 96813

Fort Worth: 300 East Loop 820 Fort Worth, TX 76112

Houston: 11310 Greens Crossing Houston, TX 77041

Mobile: 828 Downtowner Loop West Mobile, AL 36609

Baton Rouge: 1900 N. Lobdell Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

Programs : Nursing Assistant, Medical Assisting, Registered Dental Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Sparks: 950 Industrial Way Sparks, NV 89431

Nampa: 1021 West Hemingway Nampa, ID 83651

Bakersfield: 2822 F Street Bakersfield, CA 93301

Palm Desert: 75-030 Gerald Ford Drive Suite 203 Palm Desert, CA 92211

Amarillo: 7001 W Interstate 40 Amarillo, TX 79106

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