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Nursing Assistant Training

Extended Learning Services
  • Central Community College offers the 76-hour training required by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services for registry and for employment as a nursing assistant. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to take the state competency examination, which consists of a written and skills test.

    Nursing assistants -- also known as nurse aides, orderlies, patient care technicians and home health aides -- assist patients with daily living tasks. They work in nursing homes, hospitals, mental health facilities, assisted living facilities and private homes. Being a nursing assistant can also be a stepping stone to becoming an LPN, RN or other health professional. Job prospects for nursing assistants are expected to be excellent due to the increasing long-term-care needs of an aging population.

    Find upcoming classes near you:

    Nursing Assistant Page PhotoColumbus Campus

    Grand Island Campus

    Hastings Campus

    Holdrege Center

    Lexington Center

    Ord Center

    State competency examination and recertification testing are also available at certain locations. Contact the training site nearest you for more information.