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CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT

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Course Description

Prepare Yourself For A Career That Matters

A CNA or certified nursing assistant is an important position in any hospital setting. CNAs have many responsibilities that make them an integral part of the patient process in healthcare. While being a CNA is often considered an entry-level position, it is a great stepping stone to other healthcare professions. 

Some of their responsibilities include:

  • Turning or moving patients

  • Gathering medical supplies

  • Bathing patients

  • Grooming patients by brushing their hair, teeth, shaving them, etc.

  • Feeding patients and documenting their food and liquid intake

  • Checking vital signs such as blood pressure and heart rate

  • Answering patient calls

  • Documenting information

  • Cleaning rooms and bed linens

  • Stocking supplies

  • Assisting with some medical procedures

  • Safety procedures

  • Transporting patients

  • Taking care of wounds

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This course provides instruction in the roles and responsibilities of the Nursing Assistant. Body structure and function, infection prevention, nutrition, principles of growth and development, safety in healthcare, home health care, and care of the older person are some of the topics emphasized. Instruction and practice of basic patient care skills required for Nursing Assistants is provided.

Skills practiced include patient assistance with activities of daily living, personal care, transfer and positioning, vital sign measurement, intake and output measurement, restorative care, and communication. Students will practice supervised basic patient care in a clinical setting prior to completion of the program.

The student must successfully meet all objectives of the course; pass computerized exams, laboratory skills performance and the clinical experience to be eligible for course completion. There are specific clinical requirements that must be completed prior to beginning the course.

At the completion of this certificate, students are eligible to take a certification exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

     Schedule Options

  

  • Day Class: Monday - Thursday 8-2:30pm (2 weeks)

  • Evening Class: Monday - Thursday 3pm - 8:30pm (4 weeks)

  • Weekend Class: Saturday & Sundays 8am - 5pm (6 weeks)

Additional Information for the Class due by Orientation:

 

  • Drug Screen (within 1 month of enrollment)

  • Background Check (within 30 days of enrollment is valid)

  • CPR BLS/First Aid (must be a BLS Course and it cannot be taken online.  See administrative office for more details)

  • Copy of High School Diploma/ GED, or equivalent

  • Government issued photo Identification and Social Security Card

  • Updated Resume with school attendance includes

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