A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) provides care in many different settings under the supervision of a licensed nurse. This 120 hour program (90 hrs. classroom, 30 hrs. clinical experience) prepares you with the knowledge and skills needed to assist “sick” patients and the elderly with direct patient care. This care includes tasks related to daily living such as assisting with meals, hygiene, mobility, and taking vital signs. Reading, comprehension, and retention of instruction requires a high school grade 9-11 level of ability to be successful in this program.
How long does it take?
(Approx. 3 months)
How much does it cost?
When can I get started?
What careers can I get?
With an education in Nursing Assistant, you could get a job working in a:
- Nursing Facilities
- Home Health Aide Agencies
- Assisted Living
- Local Hospitals
For more information on gainful employment details, please click here.
- 17 years of age on first day of class
- Two screenings of “2-step” TB tests with negative results, or QuantiFeron with negative results
- One dose of Hepatitis B vaccine
- One dose of Tdap vaccine after age 10
- One dose of current influenza vaccine (Oct-Feb enrollments)
- BLS for HCP CPR or ARC Professional CPR certification, current through clinical experiences
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