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Nursing Assistant w/ Medical Terminology

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Nursing Assistant Overview

If you've ever thought about becoming a nursing assistant, this in-depth curriculum could help you learn important fundamental, practical skills involved in a career as a nursing assistant. Unlike other online nursing classes, our program lets you study at home at a time and place that is most comfortable to you.

Nursing assistants, also known as nurse's aides, orderlies or patient care technicians work under the supervision of a nurse to provide assistance to patients with daily living tasks.

Working closely with patients, nursing assistants are responsible for basic care services such as bathing, grooming and feeding patients, assisting nurses with medical equipment, and checking patient vital signs. Nursing assistants give patients important social and emotional support and also provide vital information on patient conditions to nurses.

Medical Terminology Overview

Common medical terminology is a critical part of the language used by health care practitioners. It is essentially a vocabulary that requires a uniform pronunciation, definition, and spelling of terms used by professionals. Individuals with medical terminology training are capable of analyzing and interpreting medical reports related to specific body systems.

This program is appropriate for adults looking to learn new job skills, refresh or refine existing healthcare knowledge, or improve occupational performance by possessing a better understanding of medical terms.


Our nursing assistant course provides comprehensive career training in many key areas of nursing assistant duties, including:

  • Medical terminology
  • Body systems
  • The role of the nursing assistant
  • Relating to patients, residents and clients
  • Knowledge and skills required to be a successful nursing assistant
  • Personal, care of the patient and everyday procedures
  • Procedures for measuring vital signs

This Medical Terminology course discusses word construction and meanings that together characterize medical language. You must have access to the Internet to complete this program. At the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Identify medical terms and words by their component parts
  • Define the body structure and its systems, cavities, planes, and positions
  • Explain the importance of medical terminology in healthcare professions
  • Define and build the medical terms associated with the body systems


course quick facts
course code PRO2027
cost $2595.00
estimated time to
complete course
380 Hours
course materials
365 Days

Wendy Dalton, R.N. has been a nurse for over 20 years. She has worked in many different areas and has especially enjoyed her time as a Neonate Intensive Care Nurse. Ms. Dalton enjoys working with people and helping them live full and successful lives. As a nurse she has a deep compassion and understanding for the people she works with. She knows the value of patience with her patients, coworkers and doctors.