Long-Term Care Nurse Aide Training

The Long Term Care Nurse Aide training program is a 150 hour credit or non-credit course. This course prepares students to work in long term care nursing facilities, hospitals, and with additional training, home health care.

Nurse Aides work primarily in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and home health agencies. This program will offer clinical experience in a long term care facilities.

Nurses Aides provide basic care such as bathing, feeding, toileting, turning and moving patients in bed, walking with various amounts of assistance, and transferring patients to a wheelchair or stretcher. They do simple procedures which include taking temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and measuring intake and output.

Nurse Aides must be able to understand patients, understand directions, make themselves clearly understood, and be able to cope with physically demanding and stressful situations. A positive attitude toward working and learning is important.

Graduates from this program are eligible to take the Nurse Aide Certification Examination through Prometric <http://www.prometric.com/nurseaide/hi>. After 6 months employment in an acute care or skilled nursing facility, a nurse aid may apply for the Adult Residential Care Home Operator's Course.

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the nurse aide certification examination through Prometric<http://www.prometric.com/nurseaide/hi>to become a CNA (certified nurses aide). The pass rate on this exam for our graduates is almost 100%.

Employment Outlook:
There is always a need for nurse aides in the clinics, long term care, and home health agencies. Average starting salary: $12 per hour. With experience: $14 -$15.50 per hour.

Nurse Aide Program
Kapi'olani Community College, Kopiko 201
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: 808.734.9305
Fax: 808.734.9147

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