Auxiliary Nurses are the nursing assistant, who helps patients with activities of daily living and other healthcare needs under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Auxiliary Nurses commonly referred to as a Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Assistant (PCA), or a Nurse’s Aid.

A person who has completed a brief health care training program and who provides support services for RNs and LPNs.


Auxiliary Nurse is a healthcare professional who helps patients with their basic daily care. They work closely with their patients under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Auxiliary Nurse plays a vital role in ensuring that patients are comfortable and have their personal needs met. Another critical aspect of the role is to keep the managing nurse up to date with information regarding the patients’ conditions and mental states.

Additional responsibilities for auxiliary nurse include:

  • Monitoring patient health and vital signs
  • Reporting all changes or important observations to the nurse
  • Keeping patient documentation up to date and taking medical histories
  • Toileting assistance and care of catheters
  • Making beds and changing bedding
  • Helping the patient get dressed
  • Bathing, showering and teeth cleaning
  • Feeding and helping the patient drink
  • Turning bedridden patients on a schedule
  • Guiding the patient with exercises


As Auxiliary Nurse, you will be interacting directly with both patients and the medical team. You must demonstrate a range of skills that include:

  • Compassion:Your patients need to feel supported and you must treat them with empathy and compassion. You will also need to communicate with the patient’s friends and families who could be worried and anxious about their loved one. The patients may have delicate states of health, both physically and mentally. Your job is to provide their care but also to calm and reassure them. Without compassion, you cannot be an effective nursing assistant.
  • Organizational skills:Most Auxiliary Nurses care for multiple patients. This means that you will need to keep a range of medication, care plans and management styles organized. It is vital to ensure that each patient receives the care they need. You could be working with minimal supervision, so you must be able to manage your workload to provide the best level of care.
  • Communication: As you will frequently be working alone with patients, you must be able to communicate with them effectively. This includes both verbal and written communication. You will need to record patient and treatment information correctly and relay necessary information to the rest of the health care team.
  • Attention to detail: You must read instructions regarding diet and medication carefully. There may be notes on wound care or treatment plans that you must both follow exactly and record information accurately.


Auxiliary Nurse typically completes their education through a nursing assistant program, in addition to pass high school (10+2). The program consists of both clinical experiences with patients and classroom instruction, which generally includes the following:

  • Basic nursing skills
  • Health assessment
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Infection control
  • Medical ethics


Auxiliary Nurse often works for a hospital, clinic or agency that provides home help. Patients and Auxiliary Nurses are paired together depending on the patient needs and specialty of the auxiliary nurse. The auxiliary nurse could work within the home of the patient or in a hospital ward. They may provide dedicated care to just one patient, or they may care for several patients simultaneously. Patients need care throughout the day and night, so Auxiliary Nurses could work full or part-time hours, rotating shift patterns or overnights.

The auxiliary nurse’s role involves working closely with the patients and their families for most of the working shift. These professionals may also complete administrative tasks at the office or in the patient’s home.

The job of an Auxiliary Nurse could include the following characteristics:

  • Bending and stretching
  • Lifting and turning patients
  • Standing and walking for extended periods of time
  • Traveling by car to patients’ homes


Follow these steps to start your career as a nursing assistant:

  1. Pursue education. Auxiliary Nurse typically needs to obtain a high school (10+2) Certificate and complete a nursing assistant program
  2. Become licensed in your state.You must complete this step to work legally as a nursing assistant in your state. Review your state’s requirements for licensure.
  3. Consider earning certifications. When you are applying for jobs, you may gain an advantage as a candidate for nursing assistant positions if you hold additional certifications.
  4. Create a resume. Your resume is your opportunity to show a potential employer why you are suitable for the role. Include educational qualifications; work history and the soft skills that you possess that make you the right candidate for the job.
  5. Apply for jobs.Search local job listings to find nursing assistant jobs that match your qualifications and experience. Make sure that you tailor your resume and cover letter for every job application, as it will help you make your application stand out.


Auxiliary Nurses provide basic care and help with activities of daily living. They typically do the following:

  • Clean and bathe patients or residents
  • Help patients use the toilet and dress
  • Turn, reposition, and transfer patients between beds and wheelchairs
  • Listen to and record patients’ health concerns and report that information to nurses
  • Measure patients’ vital signs, such as blood pressure and temperature
  • Serve meals and help patients eat

Some Auxiliary Nurses also may dispense medication, depending on their training level and the state in which they work.

In nursing homes and residential care facilities, Auxiliary Nurses are often the principal caregivers. They have more contact with residents than other members of the staff. Auxiliary Nurses often develop close relationships with their patients because some residents stay in a nursing home for months or years.

Orderlies typically do the following:

  • Help patients to move around the facility, by doing such tasks as pushing wheelchairs
  • Clean equipment and facilities
  • Change linens
  • Stock supplies

MNG Healthcare – About us

MNG Healthcare is the top Nursing Training institute in Kolkata, we are specialized for Auxiliary Nursing and Family Welfare Training course & Practical Training for any Nursing courses.
MNG Healthcare is the leading paramedical & healthcare practical training institute in Kolkata & one of the top nursing institute in West Bengal.
We are a nursing coaching center offering certificate courses in nursing training near you, like Auxiliary Nursing & Family Welfare Training (18 Months) & Nursing Assistant (GDA Advance – 12 Months).
Where we provide short term nursing training with Assured Placement Opportunities in the private healthcare industries, schools & corporates in and around Kolkata & West Bengal.
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MNG Healthcare is the leading Nursing training institute in Kolkata & West Bengal. Where we provide various short term nursing courses.

Assured Placement Opportunities for those who have completed their Auxiliary Nursing & Family Welfare Training (18 Months) & Nursing Assistant (GDA Advance – 12 Months). Our main USP is our infrastructure, our Specialized Practical Training & in-house lab facility.

Our Mission & Vision:

We aim to deliver the highest in learning in both theoretical & practical learning in terms of medical profession & career guidance and counseling. To make each & every students that comes to our Academy professionally adept in handling all nursing duties, by making them ready for the private healthcare industry.

MNG Academy is situated at @ Address: 134/1 Southern Avenue, Gol Park, 3rd Floor, Kolkata – 700 029, Contact us at Toll-Free: 1800 8891 301,

Mobile: 79801 91435, Email: info@mnagacademy.invisit us at www.mngacademy.in

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