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Long-Term Care Assistant

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The Long Term Care Assistant program follows the State Board of Nursing approved curricula for Nurse Aides. Content includes basic care skills, communication, observation, charting/reporting, infection control, safety, nutrition and ethics.

Also included are topics relevant to home health care and the state approved curriculum for Authorized Agents who may assist in medication administration.

Graduate Careers

Significant opportunities exist for Nurse Aides with state certification in virtually all health care environments from home health to hospitals.

The program can also be stepping-stone to careers as LPNs and RNs.

Required Courses, Curriculum, Application and Other Information


Linda Pruitt, RN, MS, has many years of experience in health care in a variety of settings including hospital, long term care and health department environments. She has worked as a staff nurse, LPN instructor and pediatric nurse.

Further Information

You may wish to visit the Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook online. Keyword(s): Home Health and Personal Care Aid or Nursing and Psychiatric Aid.

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