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Nursing Assistant Skills


The Jolie nursing assistant training program provides students with the skills needed to begin a rewarding career in the healthcare field. Through the comprehensive curriculum, students at Jolie engage in the study of a wide range of theoretical and practical concepts which are all directed towards one primary goal: to ensure each student is well prepared for an entry-level position as a nursing assistant in a nursing home, hospital or home health agency.

Basic Nursing Skills

One of the primary focuses of the nursing assistant training program is the teaching of basic nursing skills. These basic nursing assistant skills include an understanding of infection control, environmental comforts, admission and discharge procedures and how to assist patients with activities of daily living such as grooming and dressing. Students will also engage in hands-on activities to learn how to utilize these concepts in the healthcare facility. This hands-on instruction will include the steps needed to perform CPR, use an automated external defibrillator (AED), wash their hands correctly and check vital signs.

Anatomy & Physiology

Having a basic understanding of the human body is essential for the nursing assistant, which is why Jolie provides each student with a thorough background in each of the body’s major systems, including: the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, endocrine system, sensory system, nervous system and digestive system. Throughout this study, students will also develop an understanding of medical terminology to ensure they’re able to communicate effectively in a healthcare setting.

Patients with Special Needs

From helping patients manage diabetes to caring for dying patients, Jolie helps students develop nursing assistant skills that are tailored to the individual needs of their patients. This includes rehabilitative care for those with physical or mental impairments such as dementia and age-related mobility problems.

At the conclusion of the program, graduates of Jolie will be well prepared to earn their nursing assistant certifications and apply for entry-level employment. Job opportunities should be widely available, as the demand is high for professionals with these skills. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 21 percent growth rate for nursing assistant positions through the year 2022.

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