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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.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Certified Nurse Aides primarily seek employment in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, home health care agencies, and/or hospitals.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

Students who successfully complete the coursework will be eligible to take the state written and practical exams to become a Certified Nurses Aides.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

  • 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.

CURRICULUM OUTLINECREDITS
GENERAL CORE COURSES3
EMP 100* Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development (OL)3
OCCUPATIONAL COURSES13
AHS 109* Medical Terminology (OL)3
CNA 100* CNA Fundamentals8
CNS 108* Personal Nutrition2

* "C" or higher is required for designated courses.

(OL) designation indicates course is available online in selected quarters.

PROGRAM COSTS

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)

Tuition/Fees: $704

Books: $280

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

CLINICAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

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