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Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide

Let FVI help you enter the healthcare field and make your desire and passion for helping people a reality. FVI will tailor a plan specifically for you and guide you through the educational process, allowing you to become an indispensable part of individuals' lives.

Campus Location

Miramar

Time to Complete

9 Weeks

Class Instruction

English

Career Outlook

4%/22% Growth*

Becoming a Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide

Embrace a rewarding path with our nursing assistant/home health aide program. At FVI, we recognize the essential role nursing assistants/home health aides play in long-term patient care. Our nursing assistant/home health aide program is designed to equip you with the skills required for this rewarding profession, all under the guidance of seasoned registered nurses.

Immerse yourself in a comprehensive curriculum where theoretical knowledge merges with hands-on training, preparing you for the Certified Nursing Assistant exam. Elevate your capabilities during a dedicated 40-hour clinical practice, demonstrating your proficiency in real-world settings. Upon completing this program, you’ll be poised for entry-level opportunities as a compassionate nursing assistant or home health aide.

Quick Fact 1

Day, evening, and weekend classes. Bilingual instruction.

Quick Fact 2

Personalized support: technical assistance, job placement assistance for graduates.

Quick Fact 3

Start your career as a Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide and unlock opportunities for growth in the healthcare industry.

We Prepare You for Top Careers

Here are a few settings where you’ll be able to work as a nursing assistant or home health aide once you graduate.

Hospitals

Work alongside nurses in a hospital environment.

Hospices

Provide important support for patients nearing end of life.

Clients' Homes

Help clients in their own home environment.

Thrive in Today’s Job Market

From expert instruction to job placement guidance, FVI’s nursing assistant/home health aide program offers all you need to excel in the job market. That includes training for all key skills needed to improve other people’s lives.

4% / 22%

A Program Designed Around You

Experience our student-first approach. At FVI, you’ll receive the tutoring, mentoring, success coaching, and job placement assistance needed to become a nursing assistant or home health aide. 

Achieve your career goals with FVI.

Take the Career Readiness Quiz

Nursing Assistant / Home Health Aide

Identify goals, personal strengths and important facts about your potential career path so you can make an informed decision about your future. The readiness quiz takes just a few minutes

What to Expect in this Program

Learn more about what you’ll experience in FVI’s nursing assistant/home health aide program.

When you successfully graduate, you’ll be prepared to care for clients in a variety of settings. You may assist with health-related services and daily requirements including the following: 

  • Working with nurses and other medical practitioners to help with patient care, cleanup, preparation, and other tasks around the hospital or medical facility that requires an extra pair of hands
  • Assisting clients with their daily personal tasks, like bathing and dressing
  • Shopping for groceries and preparing meals that meet your clients’ dietary needs
  • Organizing your clients’ schedules and appointments
  • Providing basic health services, like administering prescription medication at certain times or checking vital signs
  • Arranging transportation for your clients

As a nursing assistant/home health aide, your responsibilities encompass a wide array of vital tasks focused on ensuring the well-being and comfort of patients. You will play a crucial role in the healthcare team, providing hands-on assistance and support under the guidance of registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. Some of the tasks and responsibilities you can expect to undertake include:

  • Personal Care Assistance: Assisting patients with activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, and dressing, promoting their dignity and independence.
  • Mobility Support: Helping patients move around safely, whether it’s transferring them from bed to wheelchair, assisting with walking, or repositioning them to prevent pressure sores.
  • Vital Signs Monitoring: Recording and reporting vital signs such as blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and respiratory rate to the healthcare team, alerting them to any significant changes in a patient’s condition.
  • Nutritional Support: Assisting with feeding and ensuring patients receive proper nutrition and hydration according to their dietary needs and restrictions.
  • Emotional Support: Providing companionship, actively listening to patients, and offering empathy and reassurance to alleviate anxiety and promote emotional well-being.
  • Assistance with Medical Procedures: Helping healthcare professionals during medical procedures such as wound care, catheterization, and specimen collection, ensuring patient comfort and safety.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintaining accurate records of patient care activities, observations, and interactions, and effectively communicating with the healthcare team to ensure continuity of care.
  • Safety and Infection Control: Adhering to strict protocols and procedures to maintain a clean and safe environment, including proper hand hygiene, use of personal protective equipment, and infection prevention measures.

By mastering these responsibilities and demonstrating dedication to compassionate care, you’ll not only enhance the quality of life for your patients but also forge a fulfilling career path dedicated to serving others in their time of need

Accreditations and Partnerships

FVI is licensed, and accredited, and has strong relationships with many quality institutions.

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The Skills Students Need

Our programs and facilities are specifically designed to provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to enter the workforce quickly.

Patient Care

Assist patients with daily personal tasks.

Organizing Medical Care

Organize your clients’ schedules, appointments and medications.

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Work as Part of a Medical Team

Work with nurses and other medical practitioners to help with patient care, cleanup and preparation around the hospital or medical facility that requires an extra pair of hands.

Learn more about our Campus Experience

" I was excited to have found a school that provided such great support to be able to achieve my goals in the healthcare field. FVI guided me every step of the way."

Silvia, Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aid

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All nursing programs offered at FVI are approved by the Florida Board of Nursing Professional Nursing NCLEX Code Miramar US70415200 Professional Nursing NCLEX Code Miami US70418900 FVI School of Nursing and Technology (FVI) is licensed by the State of Florida, Commission for Independent Education (CIE) Miami (main) campus License Number: 3441/ Miramar campus License Number: 6010 The Associate of Science programs at FVI School of Nursing and Technology, Miramar, Florida and Miami, Florida are accredited by the Accredited Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). FVI School of Nursing and Technology is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) ID# 312400 since November 03, 2010