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Working As A Nurses' Aide

  • 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

  • $23,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Nurses' Aide 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 Nurses' Aide

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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Nurses' Aide Career Paths

Nurses' Aide
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
Registered Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Assistant Director Of Nursing
7 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Team Leader Case Manager
Director Of Social Services
6 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Utilization Review Nurse Case Manager
Patient Care Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Staff Nurse Team Leader Manager
Partner
6 Yearsyrs
Staff Nurse Administrator Manager
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Senior Technician Specialist Supervisor
Unit Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Clinic Registered Nurse Registered Nurse Case Manager
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Nurse Utilization Review Nurse Case Manager
Clinical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Nurse Consultant Nurse Nursing Director
Director Of Health Services
10 Yearsyrs
Nurse Senior Technician Specialist Nursing Director
Managed Care Director
9 Yearsyrs
Nanny Lead Teacher Assistant Director
Director Of Admissions
7 Yearsyrs
Nanny Senior Technician Specialist Nursing Director
Wellness Director
7 Yearsyrs
Nanny Executive Assistant Assistant Property Manager
Resident Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Lead Teacher Program Supervisor Director Of Social Services
Resident Services Director
6 Yearsyrs
Counselor Mental Health Worker Residential Supervisor
Residential Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Shift Leader Office Manager House Manager
Home Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Specialist Therapist Patient Care Manager
Medical Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Nursing Attendant 3.6 years
Restorative Aide 3.3 years
Nursing Home Aide 2.7 years
Medication Aide 2.5 years
Health Aide 2.5 years
Hospice Aide 2.4 years
Resident Care Aide 2.0 years
Nurses' Aide 2.0 years
Resident Aide 1.6 years
Hospitality Aide 1.5 years
Top Careers Before Nurses' Aide
Cashier 20.5%
Server 3.7%
Volunteer 2.9%
Waitress 2.8%
Internship 2.2%
Manager 1.8%
Top Careers After Nurses' Aide
Cashier 10.9%
Server 2.6%
Manager 2.2%
Internship 2.0%
Nurse 2.0%

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Average Yearly Salary
$23,000
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$18,000
Min 10%
$23,000
Median 50%
$23,000
Median 50%
$23,000
Median 50%
$23,000
Median 50%
$23,000
Median 50%
$23,000
Median 50%
$23,000
Median 50%
$29,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Avalon Health Care Group
Highest Paying City
Reno, NV
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
2.5 years
How much does a Nurses' Aide make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Nurses' Aide in the United States is $23,515 per year or $11 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $18,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $29,000.

Real Nurses' Aide Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Nursing Aide Rodica C. Nicula Scottsdale, AZ Mar 01, 2010 $82,228
Nurse Aid Starbright Employment Agency, Inc. NY Sep 04, 2008 $33,475
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants* Creative Care Adult Family Home Inc. Lake Forest Park, WA Feb 07, 2013 $33,392 -
$800
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants* New York Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing NY Oct 29, 2013 $32,760
Nursing Aides OMV Medical, Inc. Takoma Park, MD Mar 17, 2010 $32,536
Nursing Aides, Orderlies & Attendant San Tomas Convalescent San Jose, CA Feb 13, 2008 $30,595
Nursing Aide, Orderlies & Attendants San Tomas Convalescent San Jose, CA Mar 24, 2008 $30,575
Nursing Aides, Ordelies & Attendants San Tomas Convalescent San Jose, CA Mar 21, 2008 $30,575
Nursing Aides, Ordelies & Attendants San Tomas Convalescent San Jose, CA Jan 25, 2008 $30,575
Nursing Aides, Ordelries & Attendants San Tomas Convalescent San Jose, CA Mar 05, 2008 $30,575
Nursing Aides, Orderlies & Attendant San Tomas Convalescent San Jose, CA Feb 13, 2008 $30,575
Nursing Aides, Orderlies & Attendant San Tomas Convalescent San Jose, CA Feb 21, 2008 $30,575
Nursing Aides, Orderlies & Attendants San Tomas Convalescent San Jose, CA Jun 26, 2008 $30,575
Nursing Aides, Orderlies & Attendants San Tomas Convalescent San Jose, CA Jun 04, 2008 $30,575
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants Children's Village Healthcare Centers, Inc. Santa Ana, CA May 09, 2008 $28,175
Nursing Aide Rolling Hills Operations LLC Lebanon, NJ Mar 05, 2009 $28,175 -
$29,218
Nursing Aides Medway Country Manor, Inc. Medway, MA Mar 24, 2008 $27,778
Nursing Aide Lassen Guest Home II Redding, CA Mar 03, 2009 $27,653
Nursing Aide Bustos Board and Care Home San Francisco, CA Feb 20, 2009 $27,653
Nursing Aide Valley View Health Care & Rehabilitation Center Frenchtown, NJ Aug 26, 2009 $27,528 -
$29,218
Nursing Aide Valley View Health Care & Rehabilitation Center Frenchtown, NJ Aug 31, 2009 $27,528 -
$29,218
Nursing Aides, Orderlies and Attendants Bridgeway Inc. D/B/A Bridgeway Care Center Bridgewater, NJ Sep 04, 2012 $27,500
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants Susan Roth Arlington, VA Apr 29, 2008 $22,194
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants Susan Roth Arlington, VA Jul 01, 2010 $22,194
Nursing Aide Independence Manor at Hunterdon NY Sep 28, 2015 $22,000
Nursing Aide Independence Manor at Hunterdon NY Sep 29, 2015 $22,000
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants* Independence Manor at Hunterdon NY Aug 16, 2013 $22,000
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants* Independence Manor at Hunterdon NY Aug 19, 2013 $22,000
Nursing Aide Independence Manor at Hunterdon NY Sep 24, 2015 $22,000

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Top Skills for A Nurses' Aide

  1. Personal Care
  2. Patient Care
  3. ADL
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provide care to residents, assist with personal care, vitals, and any work under the supervision of a nurse.
  • Provided in home patient care, Cooking, Bathing patient, giving medicine, Shopping, and other errands
  • Provided residents with exceptional personal-care services including ADL, medication and toileting support.
  • Assisted patients with activities of daily living, obtained and recorded vital signs every 8 hours, assisted nurses as needed
  • Blood pressure and temperature checks * Vision and eye testing * Update student medical files while maintaining confidentiality

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Top 10 Best States for Nurses' Aides

  1. Alaska
  2. North Dakota
  3. New York
  4. Michigan
  5. Hawaii
  6. Minnesota
  7. Connecticut
  8. Oregon
  9. Rhode Island
  10. Nevada
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Nurses' Aide Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 25,559 Nurses' Aide resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Nurses' Aide Demographics

Gender

Female

74.7%

Unknown

12.7%

Male

12.6%
Ethnicity

White

65.5%

Hispanic or Latino

13.0%

Black or African American

11.5%

Asian

6.4%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

60.3%

French

8.6%

Tagalog

4.5%

Arabic

2.8%

Italian

2.1%

Portuguese

2.1%

German

2.1%

Hindi

1.9%

Chinese

1.9%

Ilocano

1.9%

Russian

1.7%

Urdu

1.7%

Mandarin

1.3%

Cantonese

1.3%

Filipino

1.3%

Swedish

1.1%

Japanese

1.1%

Polish

0.9%

Vietnamese

0.6%

Hebrew

0.6%
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Nurses' Aide Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

18.7%

Kaplan University

6.7%

The Academy

6.1%

Kent State University

5.5%

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

5.4%

Ashford University

5.2%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

4.9%

Sinclair Community College

4.7%

Columbus State Community College

4.2%

Everest Institute

3.9%

Community College of Allegheny County

3.9%

University of Cincinnati

3.7%

Liberty University

3.6%

Stark State College

3.6%

Cuyahoga Community College

3.5%

Baker College

3.4%

Wake Technical Community College

3.3%

Ohio University -

3.3%

Owens Community College

3.3%

Grand Canyon University

3.2%
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Majors

Nursing

40.2%

Medical Assisting Services

10.3%

Business

7.4%

Health Care Administration

6.5%

Nursing Assistants

5.9%

Psychology

3.5%

General Studies

3.3%

Criminal Justice

2.9%

Medical Technician

2.6%

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

2.2%

Education

2.2%

Biology

2.1%

Human Services

1.6%

Accounting

1.5%

Social Work

1.5%

Pharmacy

1.4%

Cosmetology

1.3%

Liberal Arts

1.3%

Health Sciences And Services

1.2%

Management

1.1%
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Degrees

Other

39.0%

Bachelors

20.1%

Associate

17.9%

Certificate

9.9%

Masters

5.6%

Diploma

5.0%

License

2.0%

Doctorate

0.5%
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