In-Demand Career: Nursing Assistants

October 1, 2022

Wherever there is a need for compassionate care, nursing assistants are there to provide it. Nursing assistants work in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and long-term care. 

Elizabethtown Community & Technical College and Baptist Health Hardin are currently offering a Nursing Assistant Extern program, which allows you to take courses at ECTC while receiving hands-on experience at Baptist Health Hardin. Learn more here.

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Under the supervision of a licensed nurse, nursing assistants provide patients with help in daily tasks. Nursing assistants also provide support as they update nurses with vital information and keep them up-to-date on the well-being of their patients.

Becoming a nursing assistant is a great way to get your foot in the door if you want to work in healthcare, as it provides valuable experience that can help you develop essential skills. A day in the life of a nursing assistant is full of variety, as they are exposed to many different situations, circumstances, and people daily.

In Kentucky, the annual mean salary for nursing assistants is $29,290, or approximately $14 an hour. Nursing assistants are typically required to complete a state-approved education program, which is often available through high schools, community colleges, vocational and technical schools, hospitals, and nursing homes.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a nursing assistant, contact the Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail nearest you. 

The Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail helps match job seekers with local employment and training opportunities. Our business solutions team offers employers of all sizes and industries personalized support to build a competitive workforce. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Program is funded with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I funds through the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet and the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board.
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