Nursing Assistant

What will you be able to do?

  • Perform basic health care skills such as taking and recording temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure
  • Understand and perform CPR, the Heimlich Maneuver, and first aid
  • Understand your role in meeting patient needs through direct care of patients
  • Know common health problems and diseases
  • Know anatomy and body systems
  • Learn specialized skills in your chosen area

Available Certifications

  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
  • CPR
  • First Aid


  • Heritage Health Systems
  • Hope Institute
  • Lewis Christian Nursing Home
  • Memorial Medical Center
  • Regency Nursing Center
  • St. John's Hospital
  • St. Francis Convent
  • Springfield Clinic
  • Springfield Terrace, Inc.
  • Taylorville Nursing Home
  • Wyndcrest Retirement

Employment Opportunities

  • Activity aide
  • Birth center aide
  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Emergency room worker
  • Geriatric aide
  • Home health care aide
  • Psychiatric aide

Hands-On Curriculum

  • Nursing student weighing patient
  • Nursing student moving patient from bed to chair
  • Nursing student applying gait belt
  • Nursing student consoling patient
  • Nursing student taking blood pressure