Mayland Community College LogoMayland Community College Logo

Nurse Assistant

A nursing student holding a stethoscope to the camera.

What is a Nurse Assistant?

If you are looking for a rewarding career helping others then look no further. Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are important healthcare providers who support patients with daily activities and supply routine care such as checking vital signs, assisting with activities of daily living and providing nursing assistant procedures. Nurse assistants work under the supervision of a licensed registered nurse and are commonly referred to as the “eyes and ears” of the nurse because they spend the most time interacting with the patient.

Nursing student cares for a senior citizen.Why Choose Nurse Assistant 1 at MCC?

  • Classes offered in Mitchell, Avery, and Yancey counties
  • Flexible scheduling including both day and night classes
  • Clinical experience
  • Small class size
  • Higher than state average pass rate on licensing exam

Nurse Assistant 1 Career Statistics

The median pay is $12.14 per hour with a projected growth of 8%. (ONET Online)