HomeDiploma CoursesDiploma in Nursing Care Assistant Course in IndiaDiploma in Nursing Care Assistant Course in India Arun Kallarackal Last updated on: June 22, 2016 Diploma Courses,Paramedical Courses No Comments
Do you want to pursue a course related to the field of nursing after 10th standard? If yes, this article will be of help to you. In this article, I’ve provided details about Diploma in Nursing Care Assistant (DNCA) course. The article covers topics like course details, eligibility criteria, admission process, career prospects and salary.
DNCA is a paramedical course. It is a Diploma Certificate course! This course is enough to help one acquire key nursing assistant/aide skills and knowledge. After completing the course, one will be able to land entry level nursing assistant/aide jobs at hospitals, clinics and nursing homes.
Who is a nursing care assistant? What are his/her tasks? What’s it like to become a NCA? You’ll find answers to these questions in the coming paragraphs.
Nursing care assistants are allied healthcare professionals. They are not as qualified as registered nurses (RNs).
Nursing care assistants are also known as nurse aides. They work alongside or under the supervision of qualified nurses (RNs) and Doctors.
In short, they work in tandem with Doctors and RNs. They usually are parts of the nursing teams serving at hospitals, clinics and nursing homes.
Nursing care assistants’ main tasks include –
- Carrying out tasks/instructions provided by Doctors or nurses (RNs)
- Serving meals to patients
- Taking care of patient hygiene (bathing them, cleaning their rooms, groom them etc)
- Arranging equipment and accessories in patients’ rooms
- Recording patients’ body stats (pulse, weight, blood pressure etc)
- Administering medications
- Communicating with patients and their family members
- Taking patients for tests and treatment processes
To thrive in this profession, one must possess qualities and traits like –
- Caring attitude towards patients
- Good communication skills
- Technical known-how
- Nursing knowledge
- Stamina and willingness to work for long hours (sometimes at odd timings)