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Nursing aide jobs give assistance to patients under the supervision of nursing and medical staff. Their specific tasks can vary by employers, but they give general care to their including bathing, serving meals, cleaning their rooms, and answering calls of help from their patients while developing positive relationships to foster care. This is a critical aspect to nursing aid jobs since they have the most contact with their patients than other health care workers. Working 40 hours a week, patients may require additional care at anytime of the day making it possible tow work evening, nights, weekends, and holidays.

A high school diploma is the minimum educational requirement to work as nursing aides. Programs that provide training are offered in high schools, vocational-technical centers, some nursing care facilities, and some community colleges. Nutrition, anatomy, physiology, body mechanics, infection control, communication skills, and resident rights are covered within the coursework of nursing aids programs. Completing a minimum of 75 hours of State approved training and passing a competency evaluation is required before becoming accredited applying to certified nursing aide jobs.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be an increase in the employment of 28 percent during 2006 to 2016. This rate will be faster than the average employment for all occupations. An increasing elderly population, increases in the admissions of nursing care facilities will create the demand for hiring more certified nursing aide jobs. Job prospects are expected to be excellent. Professionals that are qualified and or have previous health care experience will have the best opportunities.

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