One year Certificate In Nursing Care Assistant (CNCA) after 10th standard.

Job Oriented Nursing Care Course

Nursing Assistant
Certificate In Nursing Care Assistant

Certificate In Nursing Care Assistant (CNCA) is a paramedical certificate course, not a Diploma or Bachelor’s degree.

This course is enough to help one acquire key nursing assistant skills and knowledge. After completing the course, one will be able to get a nursing assistant job at hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, paramefical companies, NGOs etc.

Nursing care assistants are allied healthcare professionals. They are not as qualified as registered nurses (RN).
Nursing care assistants are also known as nurse aides. They work under the supervision of qualified nurses (RNs) and Doctors.

They are part of the nursing teams serving at hospitals, clinics and nursing homes.

Nursing care assistants job profile include:

• Carry out tasks/instructions given by Doctors or nurses (RNs)

• Serve meals to patients

• Take care of patient hygiene (bedding, sponging, cleaning their rooms, groom them etc)

• Arrange equipment and accessories in patients’ rooms

• Record patients vital like pulse, weight, blood pressure etc

• Administer medications

• Communicate with patients and their family members

• Take patients for tests and treatment processes

 To thrive in this profession, one must possess qualities and traits like-

• Genuine caring attitude towards patients

• Good communication skills

• Technical known-how

• Nursing knowledge

• Stamina and willingness to work for long hours (sometimes at odd timings)

• Patience



10th passed or equivalent


Diverse job opportunities exist in front of nursing care assistants. Nursing care assistants are usually hired by hospitals (Government and private), clinics, nursing homes, CHCs (Community Health Centres), Paramedical companies, NGOs, home care nursing etc. Under such work set ups, they function under the supervision and guidance of registered nurses and Doctors.


Starting salary depends on ones own knowledge and skill gained during the training process,  experience, job location, profile of the employer. Depending upon the above mentioned factors, starting salary of nursing care assistants could be anywhere between ₹ 6,000-8,000/-month.

If you are interested in better nursing related courses, you may apply for another one year Diploma in Nursing Care Assistant course after completing the one year certificate in nursing care assistant.