What does a Nursing Assistant do? A nursing assistant, or a nurse’s aide, provides basic care to patients and helps them carry out certain daily tasks they cannot do on their own due to illness. They work in home care, correctional institutions, hospitals, nursing homes and other health care centers.
A nursing assistant is a trained professional who supports the nursing staff in hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation clinics, and in doctor’s offices in providing basic care for patients.
Nursing assistants work in hospitals, nursing homes and other medical care facilities. A nursing assistant may take nursing home residents to therapy, meals or other activities. A nursing assistant may be charged with collecting urine samples.