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In the Ross Nursing Assistant training program, students will be instructed on clinical skills relevant to their scope of practice in a variety of healthcare settings. Program instructors with experience in the field provide training and instruction to students on many necessary skills including but not limited to: residents' rights, recognizing abuse and explaining how to deal with abuse and neglect, demonstrating good body mechanics and lifting techniques, describing sterilizing and disinfecting which will include hygiene care of the resident, bed making, feeding, foot and nail care, oral hygiene, hair care, the measuring of intake and output, proper application of bandages, dressings, vital signs, measuring temperatures.
Nursing Assistant students will also be instructed on a variety of other support skills, including: explaining the five stages of grief, discussing reactions to death and dying, describing care for someone who is dying, identifying signs of approaching death and describing postmortem care, defining home care, explaining the role and responsibility of the home health aide, discussing the role of the healthcare team, home maintenance, and safety issues, describing special concerns for home care and family care.
A nursing assistant (NA) works directly with patients under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN). Typically NAs work in assisted living facilities, hospitals, hospice, nursing homes, or sometimes in home care. They can be found helping patients with a variety of daily tasks such as self-care, taking vital signs, assisting with range-of-motion exercises, feeding, etc. They report to the nurse and play a key role in patient care as they have substantial regular contact with patients. Due to this, they keep the nurse up-to-date on all important information regarding the patient's condition.
Nursing assistant students in Ross' school training program are able to complete their clinical hours at local facilities with which their campus has a working relationship. This provides students with real-world, hands-on experience with patients and other healthcare professionals before they get out into the field.
During the program students will be instructed to perform the specific nursing assistant skills that are required to pass the skills portion of the State of Michigan Nurse Aide Certification Examination as administered by Thompson Prometric.
Students will also be instructed and tested on the concepts and information which are required for the written portion of the State of Michigan Nurse Aide Certification Exam as administered by Thompson Prometric. In order to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), students must take and pass that exam.
Attending Ross Medical Education Center was the best decision I've ever made. In less than a year, I am graduated, certified, and working in my field! They give you all the resources and tools to succeed. I only wish I would have known about Ross sooner!Bethany Morehead Graduate Medical Assistant student at Kokomo, IN campus Graduation: August 28, 2018
My learning experience at Ross Medical Center has been a success so far. Looking forward to becoming a successful Medical Assistant with all the education I have received.Amira Elkadri Graduate Medical Assistant student at Taylor, MI campus Graduation: April 24, 2019
Ross helped me reach and achieve my goals. They helped me stay on track. Even if it was rough, they pushed me to finish.Zaina Carr Graduate Medical Assistant student at Ann Arbor, MI campus Graduation: March 8, 2019
Ross has helped me grow, not only in knowledge, but as a person, through helping others, being more patient, and having a better attitude. I'm so thankful to my amazing instructor who truly cares about her students and has gone out of her way many times to help us. Ross is full of caring people who will encourage you to stick with the program and not give up. From my instructors to my classmates, I've always felt welcomed at Ross.Maggie Holle Graduate Medical Assistant student at Fort Wayne, IN campus Graduation: March 12, 2019
The program has changed me a lot. I learned to be more professional. I've learned a lot and I watched myself make progress, from getting better grades to having a better and more professional attitude, as well as understanding situations better. It also expanded my knowledge about the medical field. I recommend the program if you are looking to go into the medical field, I think it's a good start.Anderih Toma Graduate Medical Assistant student at Madison Heights, MI campus Graduation: November 18, 2019