Nursing Assistant PCT 101
Nursing Assistant (NA)
Learn the skills necessary to pass the FL NA state exam and provide quality care to your patient while maintaining infection control and safety standards. Help patients by supporting personal hygiene and other activities of daily living; provide comfort, transportation, and vital sign monitoring.
NA Skills and Qualifications
Health Promotion and Maintenance
Creating a Safe Effective Environment
Informing Others (Monster.com, 2017)
There are two options available for Nursing Assistant (NA) training
120-hour NA *Recommended
This is a full class to train and prepare students for the written and hands on portion of the NA state exam, with sufficient theoretical and clinical skills to enter the professional field of nursing assistant.
INCLUDES the following certificates:
Restraint & Seclusion
CPR/Basic Life Support
Med Records Documentation
Medical Error Prevention
Domestic Violence and Resident’s Rights
*Optional Certificate to take during externship week: Medication Administration/Observation ($75 fee). Does not include textbook and program fee.
5 weeks including externship- Class meets Monday - Friday
Refresher Prep for Test
*Does NOT include textbook.
This class will give you a quick refresher on your clinical skills and lectures for the written portion of the FL NA state exam.
Allowed your NA license to lapse? Completed our NA class more than 6 months ago and haven’t tested yet?
Refresh your training with up-to-date skills for the State of Florida NA Exam.
Weeks 1 and 2- Meet Monday through Wednesday
Weeks 3 and 4- Meet Monday through Tuesday
Sample Job Description
A Nursing Assistant is a person who performs the following skills on a daily basis:
•Provides patients' personal hygiene by giving bedpans, urinals, baths, backrubs, shampoos, and shaves; assisting with travel to the bathroom.
•Provides for activities of daily living by assisting with serving meals, feeding patients as necessary; ambulating, turning, and positioning patients; providing fresh water and nourishment between meals.
•Provides adjunct care by administering non-sterile dressings, surgical preps, ice packs, heat treatments, sitz and therapeutic baths; applying restraints as directed by a nurse or physician.
•Maintains patient stability by checking vital signs and weight; testing urine; recording intake and output information.
•Provides patient comfort by utilizing resources and materials; transporting patients; answering patients' call lights and requests; reporting observations of the patient to nursing supervisor.
•Documents actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and records.
•Maintains work operations by following policies and procedures.
•Protects organization's value by keeping patient information confidential.
•Serves and protects the hospital community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and Joint Commission standards.
•Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organizations; maintaining licensure.
•Enhances nursing department and hospital reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments (Monster.com, 2017).