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What Does a Nursing Assistant Do in a Nursing Home?

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In the world of healthcare, nursing assistants act as essential pillars. They offer critical, hands-on support to both patients and healthcare professionals, especially within nursing homes.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of 2023, nursing assistants are expected to rise by 5% by 2031.

At the heart of a nursing assistant’s daily routine lies the compassion and care they extend toward their patients. Nursing assistants in nursing homes help residents with day-to-day tasks such as eating, dressing, and bathing.

Their presence assists in promoting the independence of elderly residents while ensuring their safety and comfort. Nursing assistants also play a pivotal role in monitoring health changes.

They track vital signs, document health concerns or changes, and report these to supervising nurses or doctors. It’s not just about physical well-being; nursing assistants also provide social and emotional support, being a friendly face and a listening ear to the residents.

In essence, they bridge the gap between medical staff and patients, bringing an element of humanity to the fast-paced world of healthcare.

Training To Be a Nursing Assistant

Preparing for such a critical role requires comprehensive training and education. FVI School of Nursing and Technology offers an exceptional Nursing Assistant Program aimed at equipping future nursing assistants with both the technical knowledge and practical skills required to thrive in their careers.

At FVI, you can learn from experienced professionals and through hands-on clinical experiences. Our curriculum covers a variety of vital topics, such as anatomy and physiology, infection control, personal care skills, and patient rights.

We also emphasize the importance of soft skills that you’ll need as a nursing assistant.

Why Choose FVI’s Nursing Assistant Program?

What sets FVI apart from other institutions is our commitment to real-world learning. FVI offers externships in actual healthcare settings, providing future nursing students with a valuable glimpse into their future careers. These experiences will help you understand the daily challenges and rewards of being a nursing assistant.

Graduates from FVI’s Nursing Assistant Program don’t just enter the workforce with a qualification; they step in ready to make a difference, equipped with skills honed by the quality education and practical experience received at FVI.

As the demand for healthcare services continues to grow, especially with an aging population, the need for dedicated, well-trained nursing assistants will become more critical. Nursing assistants are more than just caregivers; they are the lifeline of nursing homes, providing residents with the quality of life they deserve.

Join FVI’s Nursing Assistant Program

FVI School of Nursing and Technology is at the forefront of this noble pursuit, shaping the nursing assistants of tomorrow, ready to step into their roles with knowledge, confidence, and compassion. As a graduate of FVI’s Nursing Assistant Program, you’ll be well-prepared to start a rewarding career, enhancing the lives of one patient at a time.

Enroll with us now to get started on your journey to becoming a nursing assistant!


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