I previously took classes to be a nursing assistant but I did not finish. A nursing assistant job is very different from being a nurse and I would like to point that out. You will actually be bathing, dressing and even helping to feed patients. The benefit of becoming a certified nursing assistant or certified nursing aide is that it’s a relatively quick program that you can do. However, if you have a general desire to do more active things on the medical side then I would suggest a medical assistant. A medical assistant program is relatively quick as well but generally you start out with a little higher pay and you’re normally in a doctors office.
Elizabeth recommends the following next steps:
- Look up local nurses aide programs In your area and download their curriculums and do the same with medical assistant programs and compare.