What is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)?
Among the vast array of health care careers lies the area of direct care giving. These professionals are often classified as Certified Nursing Assistants, Home Health Aides, Personal Care Assistants, Nurse’s Aides, Patient Care Technicians and several other titles depending on the work environment and the region. Certified Nursing Assistants plays a vital role in providing the most basic needs for patients, young and old alike, whether it is in a nursing home, hospital, adult day health centers, assisted living facilities and even personal homes. Student will learn how to work closely with patients and provide assistance with daily living tasks.
What are the requirements for the Nursing Assistant Program?
Please bring the following when you come in:
- Pass the Entrance Examination administered by the school with at least a 70% grade.
- Possess High School Diploma or GED.
- Possess adequate Math skills
- Minimum age requirement at least 17 years of age with parents consent
- Meet the required health requirements such as history and a Physical Exam performed by a Physician or Nurse Practitioner and a negative P.P.D. skin test or negative Chest X-ray (if P.P.D. test result is positive) indication no active tuberculosis.
- Must not have been convicted in any court of law of any major crime
- Valid I.D. and Social Security Card
- Certified in B.L.S. (Basic Life Support) by the American Heart Association