Our program provides a variety of stackable certificates and degrees in health care specialties to help you move up the skills ladder one step at a time. Choose your area of interest, and get the training and credentials to succeed in your field.

Nurse Aide

Is This Program Right for Me?

To be successful as a Nurse Aide you should have compassion for others; patience; endurance; critical-thinking and observation skills; active listening and social perception skills; the ability to cooperate with a team; the ability to communicate with others; and dependability.

If you’re interested in the health care field, the Skills Certificate in Nurse Aide trains you to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), Certified Medication Technician (CMT), Restorative Nurse Assistant (RNA), and a Home Health Aide (HHA). CNAs work closely with nurses and the health care team. A CMT administers oral or inhalation medications in long-term care facilities and assists with medication therapy. An RNA provides rehabilitation care for residents in nursing homes. An HHA provides a variety of basic in-home care needs for families.

The program also includes a Professional Certificate and an Associate of Applied Science degree; each includes additional courses plus all courses required for the certificate or degree leading to it. You can complete one certificate and enter the workforce, and then continue your education and boost your employability when you’re ready.

Occupational Outlook

The demand for Nurse Aides is growing, with excellent growth projected through 2024. Salaries range from $16,000 to $25,300.

Data Sources – The website mynextmove.org, which is developed and maintained by the National Center for O*NET Development, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, and the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC).

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