Certified Nurse Aide Certificate Program
A Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) is one of the most valuable assets to the health care team. The Certified Nurse Aide gives most of the basic care to the patient. The program provides a sequence of courses that emphasize a combination of theory and practical application necessary for successful employment.
Certified Nurse Aides primarily seek employment in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, home health care agencies, and/or hospitals.
Students who successfully complete the coursework will be eligible to take the state written and practical exams to become a Certified Nurses Aides.
- Submit a completed application and application fee;
- Be at least 16 years of age;
- Meet the following assessment requirements:
Test Reading Writing Numerical Algebra ASSET 33 COMPASS 49 SAT ACT CPE
CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE CURRICULUM
The standard curriculum for the Certified Nurse Aide program is designed for the quarter system. Entrance into the program may begin any quarter for daytime and every other quarter for night program. The program can usually be completed in 1 quarter during the daytime, but generally takes 2 quarters to complete at night. To graduate, students must earn 16 credit hours.
|GENERAL CORE COURSES||3|
|EMP 100*||Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development (OL)||3|
|AHS 109*||Medical Terminology (OL)||3|
|CNA 100*||CNA Fundamentals||8|
|CNS 108*||Personal Nutrition||2|
* "C" or higher is required for designated courses.
(OL) designation indicates course is available online in selected quarters.
(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)
Uniform Costs: $75
Criminal Background Check: $25
Liability Insurance: $12 per calendar year (required for CNA 100)
#4402 Forensic Drug Panel (7) or similar screening: $25
TB Test: $20
Hepatitis B Series: $264
State Standardized Written\Oral and Skills Exam: $107-$117
Physical Exam $100
Students must complete 24 clinical hours. Attire for clinical is a uniform consisting of a white shirt, navy or black pants or skirt, and white duty shoes.
Students must have the ability to assist in the transporting, moving, lifting and transferring of patients. Students must be able to life devices (weighing up to 50 lbs).
Students must provide documentation of TB skin testing, physical exam, and current immunizations to include Hepatitis B vaccination by the deadline determined by the course instructor. Students must also complete a criminal background check and urine screen prior to beginning CNA 100 clinicals. Instructor will provide forms and instructions at the beginning of CNA 100.