There is often confusion about the competencies and studies of two complementary profiles, such as that of a nurse and that of a Nursing Assistant, so we are going to dispel all the doubts that still remain about studying nursing.
What do you have to study to be a Nursing Assistant?
To start taking the first steps in this profession, it is necessary to choose a diploma kejururawatan course. The most important thing when choosing is to make sure that the course is approved and that an official degree is awarded. This title allows to appear to the oppositions that regulate the access to the squares in case of public institutions or the selective tests for the private companies. Who can access this training? All those who have a secondary education degree or equivalent.
The functions of the Nursing Assistant
A Nursing Assistant is in charge of auxiliary care tasks for the patient and reports directly to the nurse. An important reference in this regard can be the Statute of Non-Optional Health Personnel of Social Security, which summarizes the functions that are:
- Preparation of beds for the sick
- Distribution and service of the main meals of the day
- Cleaning and grooming of patients, in the required situations
- Medication administration
- Collection of thermometric and symptomatic data with attention to spontaneous manifestations of the patients
- Collaboration with laundry services and tasks related to the classification and ordering of lingerie and clothing
- Collection, cleaning and ordering of instrumental material of different types
- Helps patients with movements and movements, as well as facilitating transfers on stretchers
Care for pregnant patients, including in the delivery process
Choosing a profession like nursing assistant has to be something vocational since a series of special human qualities are needed:
A lot of patience in the first place, a good attitude to listen to others and the right dose of empathy.
Having communication skills can be very important when dealing with patients in various situations.
The ability to work as a team is essential, while discreet strength, agility and resistance to stress are physical qualities that should not be lacking.
Nursing Assistant is a professional profile that also offers possibilities for growth and improvement of one’s position over the years and experience. In fact, by continuing to train, you can go on to work as head of nursing assistant teams, or develop your own profile in the emergency medicine sector.
Therefore, as you can see, studying a Bachelor of Nursing can bring you better opportunities than if you decide to study only a technical career. Although, initially you may feel prepared to include yourself in the world of work, it may be that at some point your training is not the springboard that helps you reach higher. If you ask people, they will choose the option that the best chance of continuing to move up and in this case, the bachelor’s degree can be that tool that helps you achieve it, but in the end, the decision is in your hands.