Nurse Assistant Course

Nurse Assistant Program

The Nurse Assistant Program offered by Quest Nursing Education Center is designed to prepare qualified individuals for a career as safe and competent nursing assistants in a variety of healthcare facilities. The program duration is 4-6 weeks, consisting of 100 hours of clinical time and 60 hours of classroom time. Students must successfully demonstrate all required course skills/competencies in the school and clinical setting and complete all required course hours, totaling 160 hours. Additionally, students must attain a minimum of 75% of all points possible on all totaled coursework. Upon completion of the nurse assistant program, the student will be eligible to take a proficiency examination.

Delivery Format: Hybrid

Admission Requirements:

  • Possession of High School Diploma or GED or equivalent OR pass an entrance exam.
  • At least 16 years old
  • Valid Social Security Number or ITIN

Program Participation Requirements:

  • Good physical and mental health (verified by a health practitioner via a physical examination and tuberculosis screening and testing)
  • Must receive a flu shot during flu season or will be required to wear a mask during the entire clinical rotation. Flu shot exemptions may require a medical provider note.
  • Clinical facilities may require a covid vaccine for clinical participation.
  • Clinical facilities may require a hepatitis B vaccine or declination.
  • Must undergo a criminal background screening (Live Scan fingerprint screening)
  • Ability to speak, read, and write the English language.
  • Possess proficient computer skills, including navigating operating systems, managing files, using common office applications, and engaging in online communication, as computer literacy is essential for academic success and program readiness.

Job Classification Code:

The Nurse Assistant Program prepares graduates for the following job classifications as classified by the United States Department of Labor: Code: 31-1131- Nursing Assistants.

Description of Instruction Provided:

The program includes classroom lectures, skills lab, and clinical training. Students will learn how to provide quality care for patients, assist with daily living activities, observe patients’ physical, mental, and emotional conditions, and report any changes to the nursing staff. The program is taught by experienced and certified nursing professionals who provide hands-on training to ensure that students are fully prepared for their future careers as nursing assistants.

Nurse Assistant (NA) Program Objectives:

  1. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of nursing care.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients, families, and healthcare professionals.
  3. Apply critical thinking skills to assess patient needs and respond appropriately to changes in their condition.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in basic nursing skills such as taking vital signs, performing bed baths, and assisting with activities of daily living.
  5. Understand legal and ethical issues in healthcare and adhere to professional standards.
  6. Gain hands-on experience through supervised clinical training in various healthcare settings.

Nurse Assistant Program Fees

Program Name

Nurse Assistant Program

Schedule of Total Charges for a period of attendance

$1,250

Fee Breakdown

Program Deposit fee ( non-refundable)

$250

Books and course materials (non-refundable, non-returnable)

$250

Background check fee (non-refundable)

$147.50

Student tuition recovery fee (non-refundable)

$2.50

Tuition fee ($3.66 per clock hour)

$600

Approximate additional charges paid to a third party

Fingerprinting

$52

Physical exam, TB test, and flu vaccine

$60

Uniform and shoes

$65

Blood pressure kit

$30

Competency exam fees

$105

Total additional charges to a third party

$312

Schedule of Estimated Total Charges for the entire educational program

$1,562

Incidental Charges

Make-up Days 

 $200/day