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Dual Certificate Nurse’s Assistant/Home Health Aide

The Nurse’s Assistant field and the Home Health Aide field are closely related and duties often overlap. Boost your employability by obtaining both certificates through FLCC’s NA/HHA training. Through this combination program, you’ll be ready for a great career in the health care field!

Course Content

Nurse’s Assistant course content includes:

  • Patient care (clinical and classroom)  
  • Patient safety
  • Infection control procedures
  • Moving, feeding and caring for patients
  • Nutrition and diet therapy
  • Assisting with admissions and exams
  • Communication with the patient
  • Patient self care
  • Pre and postoperative care
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Circulation and respiratory care
  • Elimination procedures
  • Human sexuality
  • Job seeking and retention skills

Home Health Aide course content includes:

  • An introduction to home care and effectively working with a variety of populations in their homes
  • Nutrition and meal preparation
  • Assisting in self-medication
  • Safety and accident prevention
  • Budgeting
  • Assisting with exercise programs and medical equipment
  • Assisting with special medical conditions and needs.

Requirements

Nurse’s Assistants must be:

  • At least 16 years of age.
  • A high school graduate, working on a G.E.D., or reading at a 9th grade level.
  • In good health. MMR and PPD immunization records must be up to date.  
  • Dependable, patient, tactful, and have a desire to help people.
  • Able to communicate well and have positive relationships with patients.

Home Health Aides must be:

  • At least 18 yrs of age.
  • An ethical person.
  • Able to pass a fingerprint screen.

Note: Driver’s license is preferred.

Costs

Tuition and fees for FLCC’s Dual Certificate NA/HHA training is $2,500.00, which includes all NA program items and HHA materials, all NA/HHA exams, and the NYS NA Certification (upon passing the NA exam). This NA/HHA training is your first step toward a rewarding career!

Funding Resources

You may be eligible to receive funding for this program. Learn about the variety of ways you can finance your education.

Note: need to recertify? Contact New York State at 1.800.321.6443 to find out if you need to take the exam, a recertification class or the full Nurse Assistant course.