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

Kansas City: 3239 Broadway Kansas City, MO 64111

Portland: 1425 NE Irving Street Portland, OR 97232

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

Aurora: 111 Havana Aurora, CO 80010

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, and more..

Campus Locations :

Lansing: 3215 S. Pennsylvania Ave Lansing, MI 48910

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

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

Explore a new career with Pima Medical Institute.

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

Campus Locations :

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

Mesa: 957 S. Dobson Road Mesa, AZ 85202

Denver: 7475 Dakin Street Suite 100 Denver, CO 80221

Albuquerque: 4400 Cutler Avenue NE Albuquerque, NM 87110

Houston: 10201 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77024

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

Tucson: 3350 E. Grant Road Tucson, AZ 85716

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

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

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

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

Visalia: 3356 South Fairway Visalia, CA 93277

Las Vegas: 710 South Tonopah Drive Las Vegas, NV 89106

Clovis: 731 W. Shaw Ave Clovis, CA 93612

Bakersfield: 2822 F Street Bakersfield, CA 93301

Nampa: 1021 West Hemingway Nampa, ID 83651

Amarillo: 7001 W Interstate 40 Amarillo, TX 79106

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

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, and more..

Campus Locations :

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

Jacksonville: 6600 Youngerman Circle Jacksonville, FL 32244

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

Hollywood: 7891 Pines Boulevard Hollywood, FL 33024

Miami: 8200 SW 117 Avenue Miami, FL 33183

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

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

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

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

Campus Locations :

Somerville: 5 Middlesex Ave Somerville, MA 02145

Brockton: 375 Westgate Drive Brockton, MA 02301

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

Paramus: 160 E. Route 4 Paramus, NJ 07652

Philadelphia: 2180 Hornig Road Philadelphia, PA 19116

Mount Laurel: 1000 Howard Boulevard Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Shelton: 8 Progress Drive Shelton, CT 06484

Edison: 1697 Oak Tree Road Edison, NJ 08820

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

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

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

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

Marietta: 2359 Windy Hill Road Marietta, GA 30067

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

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

Woodridge: 7155 Janes Ave Woodridge, IL 60517

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

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

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