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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

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

Portland: 1425 NE Irving Street Portland, OR 97232

North Hollywood: 12412 Victory Blvd North Hollywood, CA 91606

Kansas City: 3239 Broadway Kansas City, MO 64111

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

Aurora: 111 Havana Aurora, CO 80010

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

Programs : Diploma: Nurse Assistant, Certificate: Nurse Aide, Diploma: Patient Care Technician, and more..

Campus Locations :

Vista: 2022 University Drive Vista, CA 92083

San Diego: 9055 Balboa Ave. San Diego, CA 92123

Lubbock: 1421 9th Street Lubbock, TX 79401

Laredo: 6410 McPherson Laredo, TX 78041

San Antonio: 7142 San Pedro Avenue Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78216

Brownsville: 1900 North Expressway Suite O Brownsville, TX 78521

Nashville: 750 Envious Lane Nashville, TN 37217

Riverside: 4040 Vine Street Riverside, CA 92507

Las Vegas: 3315 Spring Mountain Road Las Vegas, NV 89102

Indianapolis: 4200 South East Street, #7 Indianapolis, IN 46227

Beaumont: 6115 Eastex Freeway Beaumont, TX 77706

Chula Vista: 555 Broadway, Suite 144 Chula Vista, CA 91910

Arlington: 2241 S. Watson Rd. Building 200, Suite 100 Arlington, TX 76010

Salida: 5172 Kiernan Court Salida, CA 95368

Palm Springs: 2475 East Tahquitz Canyon Palm Springs, CA 92262

Explore a new career with Pima Medical Institute.

Programs : Medical Assistant, Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (Online), Respiratory Therapy, and more..

Campus Locations :

Albuquerque: 4400 Cutler Avenue NE Albuquerque, NM 87110

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

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

Mesa: 2160 S. Power Road Mesa, AZ 85209

Denver: 7475 Dakin Street Suite 100 Denver, CO 80221

Houston: 10201 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77024

Tucson: 3350 E. Grant Road Tucson, AZ 85716

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

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

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

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

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

Campus Locations :

Philadelphia: 3600 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

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

Shelton: 8 Progress Drive Shelton, CT 06484

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

Allentown: 5151 Tilghman Street Allentown, PA 18104

Paramus: 160 E. Route 4 Paramus, NJ 07652

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

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

Campus Locations :

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

Melrose Park: 8317 W. North Avenue Melrose Park, IL 60160

Marietta: 2359 Windy Hill Road Marietta, GA 30067

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

Bakersfield: 2822 F Street Bakersfield, CA 93301

Amarillo: 7001 W Interstate 40 Amarillo, TX 79106

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

Nampa: 1021 West Hemingway Nampa, ID 83651

Launch your career with training from Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health.

Programs : Licensed Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Practical Nursing, and more..

Campus Locations :

Manchester: 670 N. Commercial St. Suite 403 Manchester, NH 03101

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

Columbia: 246 Stoneridge Drive Suite 101 Columbia, SC 29210

Westerville: 4151 Executive Parkway Westerville, OH 43081

Largo: 6565 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 33771

Kingston: 166 Slocum Street Kingston, PA 18704

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

Smyrna: 21088 Cobb Parkway Smyrna, GA 30080

Erie: 5757 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506

Cuyahoga Falls: 2545 Bailey Road Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

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

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

Cincinnati: 11499 Chester Road Suite 200 Cincinnati, OH 45246

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

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

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

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

Winter Park: 1573 W. Fairbanks Aven. Suite 100 Winter Park, FL 32789

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

Jacksonville: 5995 University Blvd. W suite 2 Jacksonville, FL 32216

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

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

Atlanta: 2309 Parklake Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30345

Chicago: 8501 W. Higgins Road Chicago, IL 60631

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

Arlington: 1901 North Ft. Myer Arlington, VA 22209

Get hands-on training with Remington College.

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

Campus Locations :

Nashville: 441 Donelson Pike Nashville, TN 37214

Shreveport: 2106 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71118

Honolulu: 1111 Bishop Street Suite 400 Honolulu, HI 96813

Tampa: 2410 E. Busch Boulevard Tampa, FL 33612

Memphis: 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. Memphis, TN 38132

Mobile: 828 Downtowner Loop West Mobile, AL 36609

Lafayette: 303 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette, LA 70508

Garland: 1800 Eastgate Drive Garland, TX 75041

Houston: 11310 Greens Crossing Houston, TX 77041

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

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

Cleveland: 14445 Broadway Avenue Cleveland, OH 44125

Columbia: 607 Bush River Road Columbia, SC 29210

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