Nursing Assistant Basics Course


Online Learning Course available throughout Ireland on Nursing Assistant Basics.


Nursing assistants may provide healthcare in settings such as elderly care homes, clinics, hospitals or in a patient’s own home. They are a valuable part of the medical team, and can perform a wide range of duties from monitoring vital signs to helping with feeding. This diploma course will introduce you to what being a nursing assistant is, and the skills you’ll need to develop to succeed in the role.

Nursing assistants deal with hygiene and health and safety on a daily basis, and it is their job to keep their patients and the environment in which they are in clean and safe. Learn with confidence and gain a recognised diploma.

What Does A Nursing Assistant Do?

As you work through the modules in this course you’ll be introduced to the different duties and responsibilities a nursing assistant has, and how to carry them out correctly. You will learn about feeding patients, patient handling, dealing with an emergency, and building a trusting relationship with patients.

Will This Course Help Me Get A Job As A Nursing Assistant?

The knowledge you’ll gain during the ten online modules of this course can help you get a job as a nursing assistant. Towards the end of the course you’ll have some lessons in CV preparation and how to showcase the skills needed to be a nursing assistant. You’ll also pick up tips on interview techniques and where to look for nursing assistant vacancies.


Learn about the duties and responsibilities of a nursing assistant, and prepare for work in the role.

  • Learn about the job of a nursing assistant.
  • Look further into the duties of a nursing assistant.
  • Examine the structure of a healthcare team.
  • Find out which qualities make a good nursing assistant.
  • Discover what patients and families expect from nursing care.
  • Identify nursing principles and values, and how to apply them to the job.
  • Learn about different healthcare settings, including hospitals and home care.
  • Find out more about the healthcare workers’ code of ethics.
  • Learn how to recognise and manage abusive behaviours.
  • Find out why cross-cultural sensitivity is important.
  • Develop greater cultural awareness and communication skills.
  • Study a two-part section on cleanliness, hygiene and infection control.
  • Learn how to control the spread of infection in a healthcare setting.
  • Discover the importance of good cleansing and sterilisation practices.
  • Find out about safe medical waste disposal.
  • Understand how to correctly lift a patient to prevent injuries.
  • Learn how to transfer a patient from bed to wheelchair, or move them in bed.
  • Look into the risk factors that apply to different health conditions.
  • Go into detail on caring for patients under restraint.
  • Learn how to prevent accidental injuries.
  • Find out what’s involved in creating a comfortable environment for patients under your care.


  • Gain insight from instructors on a range of healthcare duties expected of a nursing assistant.
  • Learn more about the job of a nursing assistant and scenarios you may have to deal with.
  • Easy to follow modules that will teach you about specific healthcare tasks, communication skills, patients with special needs, and cultural awareness.
  • An affordable course with no entry requirements.
  • Learn more about what could be a rewarding career option.
  • Prove your interest in nursing to potential employers by achieving this diploma.
  • Learn at your own pace, at a location to suit you.
  • An ideal comprehensive training package for anyone interested in becoming a nursing assistant.

This course is CPD certified.

Additional information


1 Year


Android, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Windows


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iOS, Mac OS, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8