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Nursing assistants also known as nurse aides, certified nursing assistants, geriatric aides, unlicensed assistive personnel, orderlies or hospital attendants provide hands-on-care and perform routine tasks under the supervision of nursing and medical staff.
Employment for nursing assistants, orderlies, and attendants will grow 19 percent between 2008 and 2018, faster than average for all occupations, predominantly in response to the long-term care needs of an increasing elderly population. Financial pressures on hospitals to discharge patients as soon as possible should boost admissions to nursing care facilities. As a result, new jobs will be more numerous in nursing and residential care facilities than in hospitals, and growth will be especially strong in community care facilities for the elderly. (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010-11 Edition)
"I am very happy with the way this class ended up. Not only do I feel more comfortable on the job site, but I am more eager to become a certified nursing assistant than before the class. The way the class is setup is excellent. There is also great onsite job training which made me feel very confident and proud of myself." WITC Graduate