1. In general, you usually need some high school education and on-the-job training.
2. You may also need a college or private institutional program, such as nursing aide, which includes supervised practical training.
3. Some health care facilities may also require you to complete specialized courses such as cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, and food handling/sterile processing.
4. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.