Hi. I work as a nursing assistant on the weekend while I am going to nursing school
. The top skills I would recommend that you have are:
1) vital signs
2) personal care (ex. shaving, washing, dressing)
3) transfers (ex. bed to wheel chair, bed to stretcher)
4) know how to calculate an accurate I+O
5) making beds
6) checking blood glucose levels
Also, try asking an aide at the facility you are working at what your responsibilities will be. Some place have aides doing EKGs and phlebotomy, dry sterile dressings, and tube feedings while other places just have them doing basic personal care.
At the facility I work at, PM care consists of a quick wash (under the arms, hands, face, and pericare), putting people in johnnies, and getting them into bed. It differs place to place however.
If you have anymore questions feel free to ask. Good luck!