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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 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

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

Orange Park: 560 Wells Road Orange Park, FL 32073

Wayne: 201 Willowbrook Blvd. Wayne, NJ 07470

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

Houston: 450 N.Sam Houston Parkway Houston, TX 77060

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

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

Ravenna: 653 Enterprise Parkway Ravenna, OH 44266

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

Cuyahoga Falls: 2545 Bailey Road Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Hyattsville: 4351 Garden City Drive Hyattsville, MD 20785

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

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

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

Columbia: 246 Stoneridge Drive Suite 101 Columbia, SC 29210

Smyrna: 21088 Cobb Parkway Smyrna, GA 30080

Kingston: 166 Slocum Street Kingston, PA 18704

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

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

Erie: 5757 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506

Dothan: 200 Vulcan Way Dothan, AL 36303

Towson: 700 York Road Towson, MD 21204

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

Largo: 6565 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 33771

Foley: 200 East Laurel Ave Foley, AL 36535

Mobile: 3590 Pleasant Valley Road Mobile, AL 36609

Birmingham: 100 London Parkway Birmingham, AL 35211

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

Montgomery: 3736 Atlanta Highway Montgomery, AL 36109

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

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

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

Clovis: 731 W. Shaw Ave Clovis, CA 93612

Amarillo: 7001 W Interstate 40 Amarillo, TX 79106

Train for the real-world skills that help you launch a successful technology or healthcare career with a degree, or diploma from Florida Career College.

Programs : Patient Care Technician - DIP, Medical Assistant Technician - DIP, Medical Front Office and Billing - DIP, and more..

Campus Locations :

Fort Lauderdale: 3383 N State Road 7 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33319

Pompano Beach: 3271 N State Road 7 Pompano Beach, FL 33063

Hialeah: 3750 West 18th Avenue Hialeah, FL 33012

Jacksonville: 6600 Youngerman Circle Jacksonville, FL 32244

Boynton Beach: 1703 N. Congress Avenue Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Hollywood: 7891 Pines Boulevard Hollywood, FL 33024

Tampa: 9950 Princess Palm Ave. Tampa, FL 33619

West Palm Beach: 6058 Okeechobee Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33417

Miami: 1321 SW 107 Ave, Suite 201B Miami, FL 33174

Get hands-on training with Vista College.

Programs : Nurse Assistant - Certificate, Medical Assistant, Practical Nurse, and more..

Campus Locations :

Lubbock: Pyramid Plaza Building 3223 S. Loop 289, Suite 570 Lubbock, TX 79423

Amarillo: Bank of America Building 701 S. Taylor St., Suite B-190 Amarillo, TX 79101

Las Cruces: 850 North Telshor Las Cruces, NM 88011

El Paso: 6101 Montana Avenue El Paso, TX 79925

We offer programs in business, information technology, and health care that are designed to get you into your new career fast.

Programs : Certified Nurse Aide, Medical Administrative Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Lansing: 3215 S. Pennsylvania Ave Lansing, MI 48910

Jackson: 209 E. Washington Ave. Suite 241 Jackson, MI 49201

Get hands-on training with Brookline College. We offer diploma and degree programs in the areas of health care, business, nursing, criminal justice, paralegal, and computer security.

Programs : Certificate - Nursing Assistant, Diploma - Medical Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Albuquerque: 4201 Central Ave N.W. Suite J Albuquerque, NM 87105

Tucson: 5441 E. 22nd St. Suite 125 Tucson, AZ 85711

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

Marietta: 2359 Windy Hill Road Marietta, GA 30067

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

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

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 :

Atlanta: 1100 Spring Street Suite 102 Atlanta, GA 30309

Arlington: 1901 North Ft. Myer Arlington, VA 22209

Woodridge: 7155 Janes Ave Woodridge, IL 60517

Chicago: 1 North State Street, Suite 1000 Chicago, IL 60602

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

Torrance: 19700 S. Vermont Ave. Suite 100 Torrance, CA 90502

Upland: 20 West 7th Street Upland, CA 91786

Anaheim: 1551 S. Douglass Road Anaheim, CA 92806

Los Angeles: 3250 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90010

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

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 :

Honolulu: 1111 Bishop Street Suite 400 Honolulu, HI 96813

Cleveland: 14445 Broadway Avenue Cleveland, OH 44125

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

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

Lafayette: 303 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette, LA 70508

Houston: 3110 Hayes Rd. Suite 380 Houston, TX 77082

Mobile: 828 Downtowner Loop West Mobile, AL 36609

Nashville: 441 Donelson Pike Nashville, TN 37214

Garland: 1800 Eastgate Drive Garland, TX 75041

Memphis: 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. Memphis, TN 38132

Shreveport: 2106 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71118

Tampa: 2410 E. Busch Boulevard Tampa, FL 33612

Little Rock: 19 Remington Road Little Rock, AR 72204

Columbia: 607 Bush River Road Columbia, SC 29210

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