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Nursing Assistant


Thank you for stopping by! The Nurse Assistant program is offered several times a year and can be completed in as little as 8 weeks.  Seating is limited based on available clinical space.

Program Overview

The Nurse Assistant Program prepares students to perform basic care services to patients including checking vital signs, grooming, and nutrition.  The program includes an introduction to health care, basic nursing skills, body structure and function, and infection control.

Students participate in clinical activities at:

  • local hospitals
  • nursing homes
  • long term care facilities under the supervision of the instructor


Acceptance to Fletcher Technical Community College does not guarantee acceptance into the Nurse Assistant program. Seats are offered based on application date. To apply to the Nurse Assistant program, please complete the program checklist and application and submit to the Department of Nursing and Allied Health along with required documents.

Things to consider before applying to the Nurse Assistant program:

  • Students must submit a background check from Louisiana State Police. For a detailed list of convictions that bar employment of unlicensed persons in Louisiana please click here.
  • Students offered admission into the program must pass random drug screen(s), submit proof of current TB test, immunization records (Tetanus – Diptheria shot within the last ten years) Hepatitis B series must be started.

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