Certified Nursing Assistant
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Clinical held on Saturday from 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
This course lasts for three weeks.
Classroom instructions by Masters prepared RN's. Clinical's with RN's.
CNA nursing professionals work under the close supervision of registered nurses. They are tasked to provide care and keep patients comfortable. Their general duties and responsibilities include the following:
- provide assistance to patients when doing daily living tasks
- take charge of basic care services, such as grooming, bathing, and feeding
- perform routine tasks including checking vital signs, light cleaning, changing bed linens, and setting up medical equipment
- give emotional and social support to patients
- report to the registered nurse any irregularities to the patients' condition(i.e. high blood pressure)
CNA nursing professionals generally work 40 hours a week, with night or weekend work. They are usually employed in Hospitals, Geriatric Facilities, Nursing Homes, Home Health, Public Health, and private healthcare institutions. Although they get to enjoy a clean, pleasant, and comfortable work setting, they usually handle undesirable duties and they also need to deal with stubborn patients. That being said, working as a CNA nursing professional entails patience and dedication.
A high school diploma is not a standard requirement for those who are planning to enroll in a CNA course program. However, students must be able to read on a 10th grade level.
Aspirants need to satisfy at least 85 hours of CNA training, which include 24 hours of supervised clinical experience. The classroom instruction of our program includes the following:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Basic nursing skills
- Nutrition and infections control
- Learning to take blood pressure, pulse, and respiration
- Body Mechanics
- Rehabilitation & Restorative Care
- Care of the Dying Patient and Family.
The income rate of CNA nursing professionals is greatly influenced by their years of experience and practice setting. On the average. CNA nursing professionals earn around $19,925- $29,764 yearly. In addition to that, they also enjoy useful benefits such as paid vacations and retirement plans.
CNA nursing graduates must be able to pass the state licensure exam before they can practice as a CNA. After completion of the program, the certification exams are given at the school for our graduates only.
- Certification Training
- Evening Classes for 5 or more students
- Skills Lab on Site
- 3 Days of Clinical Experience
- Saturday Clinical with Registered Nurses
- High School Diploma Not Required
- On the "45 Bessemer" Bus Route
This Program is Certified By
The Alabama State Department of Health
US Department of Labor
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BLOOD PRESSURE DEMONSTRATION
NURSING ASSISTANT ON THE ALABAMA NURSE AIDE REGISTRY MUST RENEW THEIR CERTIFICATION THROUGH THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN ORDER TO STAY ACTIVE. YOU MUST WORK AT LEAST 8 HOURS EVERY 24 MONTHS IN A NURSING HOME, HOSPITAL, HOME HEALTH AGENCY, HOSPICE AGENCY, OR MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY FOR PAID COMPENSATION. VOLUNTEER WORK DOES NOT COUNT. PRIVATE SITTING, ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES, AND DOCTOR'S OFFICE WORK DOES NOT COUNT.
UNDER FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS, CERTIFICATION AS A NURSE AIDE BECOMES INVALID AFTER A LAPSE OF TWENTY-FOUR (24) CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OR MORE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF PAID NURSING-RELATED SERVICES. IT IS CRITICAL TO MAINTAIN A PERSONAL FILE OF YOUR PAST WORK HISTORY THAT CAN BE VALIDATED BY YOUR PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYER.
TO CONTACT THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH (334)206-5169