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Working As A Geriatric Nursing Assistant

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Getting Information
  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • $24,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Geriatric Nursing Assistant Do

Nursing assistants, sometimes called nursing aides, help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Orderlies transport patients and clean treatment areas.

Duties

Nursing assistants provide basic care and help with activities of daily living. They typically do the following:

  • Clean and bathe patients or residents
  • Help patients use the toilet and dress
  • Turn, reposition, and transfer patients between beds and wheelchairs
  • Listen to and record patients’ health concerns and report that information to nurses
  • Measure patients’ vital signs, such as blood pressure and temperature
  • Serve meals and help patients eat

Some nursing assistants also may dispense medication, depending on their training level and the state in which they work.

In nursing homes and residential care facilities, assistants are often the principal caregivers. They have more contact with residents than other members of the staff. Because some residents stay in a nursing home for months or years, assistants may develop close relationships with their residents.

Orderlies typically do the following:

  • Assist patients with moving about the facility, such as pushing wheelchairs
  • Clean equipment and facilities
  • Change linens
  • Stock supplies

Nursing assistants and orderlies work as part of a healthcare team under the supervision of licensed practical or licensed vocational nurses and registered nurses.

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How To Become A Geriatric Nursing Assistant

Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program and must pass their state’s competency exam. Orderlies generally have at least a high school diploma.

Education and Training

Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program in which they learn the basic principles of nursing and complete supervised clinical work. These programs are found in high schools, community colleges, vocational and technical schools, hospitals, and nursing homes.

In addition, nursing assistants typically complete a brief period of on-the-job training to learn about their specific employer’s policies and procedures.

Orderlies typically have at least a high school diploma and receive a short period of on-the-job training.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

After completing a state-approved education program, nursing assistants take a competency exam. Passing this exam allows them to use state-specific titles. In some states, a nursing assistant or aide is called a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), but titles vary from state to state.

Nursing assistants who have passed the competency exam are placed on a state registry. Nursing assistants must be on the state registry to work in a nursing home.

Some states have other requirements as well, such as continuing education and a criminal background check. Check with state boards of nursing or health for more information.

In some states, nursing assistants can earn additional credentials, such as becoming a Certified Medication Assistant (CMA). As a CMA, they can give medications.

Orderlies do not need a license, however, many jobs require a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, which shows they are trained to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Nursing assistants and orderlies must be able to communicate effectively to address patients’ or residents’ concerns. They also need to relay important information to other healthcare workers.

Compassion. Nursing assistants and orderlies assist and care for the sick, injured, and elderly. Doing so requires a compassionate and empathetic attitude.

Patience. The routine tasks of cleaning, feeding, and bathing patients or residents can be stressful. Nursing assistants and orderlies must have patience in order to complete these tasks.

Physical stamina. Nursing assistants and orderlies spend much of their time on their feet. They should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as lifting or moving patients.

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Geriatric Nursing Assistant Career Paths

Geriatric Nursing Assistant
Certified Nursing Assistant Registered Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Office Manager
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Staff Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Nurse Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Registered Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Assistant Director Of Nursing
7 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Utilization Review Nurse Case Manager
Patient Care Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Instructor Consultant
Partner
6 Yearsyrs
Patient Care Technician Staff Nurse Team Leader
Unit Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Patient Care Technician Registered Nurse Clinical Coordinator
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Patient Care Technician Physician Assistant Office Manager
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Executive Assistant Case Manager
Clinical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Consultant Case Manager
Director Of Social Services
6 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Administrator Nurse Manager
Managed Care Director
9 Yearsyrs
Staff Nurse Consultant Nurse Nursing Director
Director Of Health Services
10 Yearsyrs
Nurse Team Leader Assistant Director
Director Of Admissions
7 Yearsyrs
Nurse Consultant Nurse Nursing Director
Wellness Director
7 Yearsyrs
Nurse Senior Technician Specialist Program Director
Branch Director
8 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Patient Care Coordinator Front Office Manager
Resident Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Nurse Technician School Nurse Licensed Practical Nurse/Supervisor
Resident Services Director
6 Yearsyrs
Home Health Nurse Ambulatory Care Coordinator House Manager
Home Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Clinical Research Nurse Clinician Residential Supervisor
Residential Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Nursing Attendant 3.6 years
Nurses' Aide 2.5 years
Medication Aide 2.5 years
Resident Care Aide 2.0 years
Resident Aide 1.6 years
Top Careers Before Geriatric Nursing Assistant
Cashier 9.3%
Nurse 4.3%
Volunteer 2.8%
Internship 2.5%
Assistant 2.1%
Top Careers After Geriatric Nursing Assistant
Nurse 5.2%
Cashier 3.1%
Volunteer 2.2%
Internship 2.0%

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Top Skills for A Geriatric Nursing Assistant

  1. Vital Signs
  2. Patient Care
  3. ADL
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Input daily documentation on each elder, including: Vital signs, weights, splints and meal percentages.
  • Provided exceptional patient care by assisting residents maintain their independence and dignity.
  • Performed ADL's such as feeding, bathing, dressing, toileting, and personal hygiene.
  • Provided ambulatory assistance to residents, assisted with personal care and prepared meals.
  • Recorded vital signs, such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration as directed by nursing staff.

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Geriatric Nursing Assistant Demographics

Gender

Female

69.4%

Unknown

19.4%

Male

11.2%
Ethnicity

White

53.5%

Black or African American

22.9%

Hispanic or Latino

11.4%

Asian

8.0%

Unknown

4.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

38.5%

French

17.3%

German

9.6%

Portuguese

3.8%

Chinese

3.8%

Amharic

3.8%

Italian

3.8%

Indonesian

1.9%

Filipino

1.9%

Igbo

1.9%

Cantonese

1.9%

Serbian

1.9%

Tagalog

1.9%

Mandarin

1.9%

Thai

1.9%

Croatian

1.9%

Bosnian

1.9%
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Geriatric Nursing Assistant Education

Schools

Baltimore City Community College

12.9%

The Community College of Baltimore County

10.4%

Prince George's Community College

6.8%

College of Southern Maryland

6.7%

Coppin State University

6.2%

Sojourner-Douglass College

5.5%

Frederick Community College

5.5%

Hagerstown Community College

4.9%

University of Phoenix

4.7%

Anne Arundel Community College

4.7%

Howard Community College

4.5%

Wor-Wic Community College

4.2%

Morgan State University

3.9%

Harford Community College

3.3%

Chesapeake College

3.3%

Montgomery College

3.1%

Carroll Community College

2.4%

The Academy

2.4%

University of Maryland - University College

2.4%

University of Maryland - Baltimore

2.4%
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Majors

Nursing

50.3%

Nursing Assistants

12.1%

Medical Assisting Services

5.4%

Business

4.5%

Health Care Administration

4.2%

General Studies

3.7%

Medical Technician

2.9%

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

1.8%

Criminal Justice

1.7%

Psychology

1.7%

Education

1.6%

Biology

1.5%

Social Work

1.2%

Medicine

1.2%

Nursing Science

1.2%

Clinical Psychology

1.2%

Human Services

1.0%

Management

1.0%

Pharmacy

1.0%

Health Sciences And Services

0.9%
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Degrees

Other

40.0%

Bachelors

19.2%

Associate

15.1%

Certificate

11.4%

Masters

7.3%

Diploma

3.6%

License

2.5%

Doctorate

0.9%
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