- A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary. Nurse Technicians hired for Skilled Care and Hospice Unit must be Certified Nurse Assistants registered with the Iowa Nurse Aide Registry. BLS proficiency is required within 6 months in the position. One year experience as a nursing assistant in a healthcare setting, with Nurse Assistant Certification, or equivalent clinical experience and education in a nursing program. Must possess the ability to: read and write; to accurately relay telephone verbal messages; to perform a considerable amount of walking, standing, lifting and pulling/pushing; to relate to the public in a caring, tactful and courteous manner under all circumstances. Must be motivated and be able to work independently, as well as be a team player. Must have good personal hygiene.