** Our NA/HHA Training Program in South Boston resumes classes on November 17, 2020. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the program is operating as a Hybrid Program this Fall. Intake, Registration and Testing will be done via Google Classroom and Zoom. If you completed an Intake/Registration pre-COVID, please contact Pamela Strattner via email only at firstname.lastname@example.org. **
Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides (NA/HHAs) are two of the fastest growing occupations. There are many job openings in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, some hospitals, visiting nurse services or private care agencies available.
The health care sector provides flexible schedules to meet your needs and the needs of your family. Jobs may be part-time, days, evenings, nights, or weekends.
Being a Nurse Assistant or Home Health Aide can be the first step on a career ladder into higher paying jobs in the health care sector including Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Registered Nurse (RN).
What tasks do NAs generally perform?
A Nurse Assistant is a person who assists individuals with health care needs, activities of daily living and provide bedside care—including basic nursing procedures—all under the supervision of a RN or LPN.
What tasks do HHAs generally perform?
Home Health Aides provide routine, personal health care, such as bathing, dressing, or grooming to elderly, convalescent, or disabled persons in patients' home.
What knowledge would I need?
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing patient and personal services. This includes patient needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.