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Although a high school diploma is not always required to work as
a nurse assistant, there are a number of high school classes that
can help you do this work. Communication skills are valuable for a
nurse assistant to have, so take English classes. Science courses,
such as biology and anatomy, and family and consumer science,
health, and nutrition classes are also helpful. Some high schools
offer courses directly related to nurse assistant training. These
classes may include body mechanics, infection control, and
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