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Nurse Assistant


If you have the drive and compassion to help others, our nurse assistant course could help you start on the path toward a rewarding career. Nurse assistants provide basic care to residents in long-term care facilities and help residents attain maximum functional independence. Turn your desire to help others into reality with the help of the nurse assistant course at Brightwood College.

Nurse Assistant Training

The Nurse Assistant course is intended to prepare you with the knowledge and skills to successfully perform nurse assisting functions in a long-term care environment. The course emphasizes the role and responsibilities of a nurse assistant as part of a health care team. Topics include the following:

  • Infection control
  • Personal care skills and procedures
  • Resident rights
  • Basic body mechanics
  • Nutrition
  • Emergency procedures

Additional topics include restorative services, observation and charting, and working with the cognitively impaired. Through supervised clinical experience, you will also have a chance to gain hands-on practice in the care of patients and residents.

Certification Exam Preparation

The course is designed to help eligible students qualify for the required state written and practical examination to become a certified nurse assistant.

Nurse Assistant is approved by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services and is designed to help eligible students qualify for the required state of Texas written and practical examination to become a certified nurse assistant. Certification costs are included in the cost of tuition.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Admission for Continuing Education Courses

Please review the Admission Information > Applicants for Short Courses section of the course catalog for your chosen campus for details about enrolling in continuing education courses (short courses) at Brightwood College.

Refund Policy

Information about the refund policy can be found under the Financial Information section of your campus course catalog

Note: This is a non-credit-bearing course. Students must not assume that this course will be accepted for transfer credit at another institution. This course does not qualify for Title IV federal financial aid funds.

† The School cannot guarantee a student's eligibility either to take any exam or become certified, registered, or licensed. Please check with your state for specific licensing or certification requirements.

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