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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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Reach your career goals with a degree or diploma from Everest Institute.

Programs : Patient Care Technician (Diploma), Medical Assistant (Diploma), Dental Assistant(Diploma), and more..

Campus Locations :

Southfield: 21107 Lahser Rd Southfield, MI 48033

Pittsburgh: 100 Forbes Ave Suite 1200 Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Jonesboro: 6431 Tara Blvd Jonesboro, GA 30236

Detroit: Stroh River Place 300 River Place Drive Suite 1000 Detroit, MI 48207

Dearborn: 23400 Michigan Ave Suite 200 Dearborn, MI 48124

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Austin: 9100 US Hwy 290 East Building 1, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78724

Marietta: 1600 Terrell Mill Rd Suite G Marietta, GA 30067

Houston: 255 Northpoint Drive Suite 100 Houston, TX 77060

South Plainfield: 5000 Hadley Rd Suite 100 South Plainfield, NJ 07080

Columbus: 825 Tech Center Drive Columbus, OH 43230

San Antonio: 6550 First Park Ten Blvd San Antonio, TX 78213

Rochester: 1630 Portland Ave Rochester, NY 14621

Portland: 9600 SW Oak St 4th Floor Portland, OR 97223

Norcross: 1750 Beaver Ruin Rd Suite 500 Norcross, GA 30093

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, Medical Assisting - Diploma, Medical Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Scranton: 517 Ash Street Scranton, PA 18509

Grand Prairie: 401 E. Palace Parkway Suite 100 Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Cincinnati: 11499 Chester Road Suite 200 Cincinnati, OH 45246

Dothan: 200 Vulcan Way Dothan, AL 36303

Indianapolis: 9001 N. Wesleyan Road Suite 101 Indianapolis, IN 46268

Ravenna: 653 Enterprise Parkway Ravenna, OH 44266

Windsor Mill: 6901 Security Blvd. Windsor Mill, MD 21244

Phoenix: 555 North 18th Street Ste. 110 Phoenix, AZ 85006

Foley: 200 East Laurel Ave Foley, AL 36535

Birmingham: 100 London Parkway Birmingham, AL 35211

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

Smyrna: 21088 Cobb Parkway Smyrna, GA 30080

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

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

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

Erie: 5757 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506

Columbia: 246 Stoneridge Drive Suite 101 Columbia, SC 29210

Pensacola: 4081 East Olive Road Suite B Pensacola, FL 32514

Baton Rouge: 9255 Interline Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70809

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

Norfolk: 6300 Center Drive, Suite 100 Norfolk, VA 23502

Wayne: 201 Willowbrook Blvd. Wayne, NJ 07470

Nashville: 3354 Perimeter Hill Dr. 3354 Perimeter Hill Dr. Nashville, TN 37211

Mobile: 3590 Pleasant Valley Road Mobile, AL 36609

Salt Lake City: 3949 South 700 East Salt Lake City, UT 84107

Hyattsville: 4351 Garden City Drive Hyattsville, MD 20785

Cuyahoga Falls: 2545 Bailey Road Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Orange Park: 560 Wells Road Orange Park, FL 32073

Kingston: 166 Slocum Street Kingston, PA 18704

Cookeville: 1025 Hwy. 111 Cookeville, TN 38501

Towson: 700 York Road Towson, MD 21204

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

Montgomery: 3736 Atlanta Highway Montgomery, AL 36109

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

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

Programs : Medical Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Marietta: 2359 Windy Hill Road Marietta, GA 30067

Get hands-on training with Remington College.

Programs : AAS in Clinical Medical Assisting, Diploma in Medical Assisting, Diploma in Dental Assisting, and more..

Campus Locations :

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

Lafayette: 303 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette, LA 70508

Houston: 11310 Greens Crossing Houston, TX 77041

Mobile: 828 Downtowner Loop West Mobile, AL 36609

Memphis: 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. Memphis, TN 38132

Honolulu: 1111 Bishop Street Suite 400 Honolulu, HI 96813

Columbia: 607 Bush River Road Columbia, SC 29210

Cleveland: 14445 Broadway Avenue Cleveland, OH 44125

Garland: 1800 Eastgate Drive Garland, TX 75041

Shreveport: 2106 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71118

Nashville: 441 Donelson Pike Nashville, TN 37214

Explore a new career with Pima Medical Institute.

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

Campus Locations :

Denver: 7475 Dakin Street Suite 100 Denver, CO 80221

Mesa: 2160 S. Power Road Mesa, AZ 85209

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

Albuquerque: 8601 Golf Course Road NW Albuquerque, NM 87114

Tucson: 3350 E. Grant Road Tucson, AZ 85716

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

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

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

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

Houston: 10201 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77024

Pursue your degree at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School.

Programs : Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Washington: 242 Oak Spring Rd. Washington, PA 15301

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

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

Campus Locations :

Shelton: 8 Progress Drive Shelton, CT 06484

Brockton: 375 Westgate Drive Brockton, MA 02301

Edison: 1697 Oak Tree Road Edison, NJ 08820

Allentown: 5151 Tilghman Street Allentown, PA 18104

Mount Laurel: 1000 Howard Boulevard Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Lowell: 211 Plain Street Lowell, MA 01852

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

Somerville: 5 Middlesex Ave Somerville, MA 02145

Philadelphia: 2180 Hornig Road Philadelphia, PA 19116

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

Leave that dead-end job behind with training from Everest College.

Programs : Associate of Applied Science - Medical Assistant, Diploma - Medical Assistant, Diploma - Dental Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Arlington: 2801 E. Division Street Suite 250 Arlington, TX 76011

Bremerton: 155 Washington Avenue Suite 200 Bremerton, WA 98337

Tacoma: 2156 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402

Colorado Springs: 1815 Jet Wing Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80916

Vancouver: 120 N.E. 136th Ave Ste. 130 Vancouver, WA 98684

Portland: 425 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97204

Springfield: 1010 West Sunshine Springfield, MO 65807

Kansas City: 1740 W. 92nd Street Kansas City, MO 64114

Dallas: 6060 N. Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75206

Henderson: 170 N. Stephanie Street 1st Floor Henderson, NV 89074

Denver: 9065 Grant St. Denver, CO 80229

Chesapeake: 825 Greenbier Circle #100 Suite 100 Chesapeake, VA 23320

Renton: 981 Powell Ave. SW Ste. 200 Renton, WA 98057

Torrance: 1231 Cabrillo Avenue Ste. 201 Torrance, CA 90501

Newport News: 803 Diligence Dr. Newport News, VA 23606

Everett: 906 SE Everett Mall Way Suite 600 Everett, WA 98208

Aurora: 14280 E. Jewell Ave. Ste 100 Aurora, CO 80012

Woodbridge: 14555 Potomac Mills Road Woodbridge, VA 22192

Atlanta: 2841 Greenbriar Parkway SW Atlanta, GA 30331

Seattle: 2111 N. Northgate Way Suite 218 Seattle, WA 98133

Get a professional education designed with your future in mind at Kaplan University.

Programs : Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader, Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate, DNP- Executive Leader, and more..

Campus Locations :

Lincoln: 1821 K Street Lincoln, NE 68501

Davenport: 1801 East Kimberly Road Suite 1 Davenport, IA 52807

Cedar Falls: 7009 Nordic Drive Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Augusta: 14 Marketplace Drive Augusta, ME 04330

Mason City: 100 1st Street NW Mason City, IA 50401

Lewiston: 475 Lisbon Street Lewiston, ME 04240

Cedar Rapids: 3165 Edgewood Parkway SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Urbandale: 4655 121st Street Urbandale, IA 50323

South Portland: 265 Western Ave South Portland, ME 04106

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