Certified Nursing Assistant

Workforce training

Nursing assistants work in a variety of different health care settings. These include hospitals, physicians' offices, home health agencies, nursing homes, private homes, and mental health institutions. C.N.A.'s work under the direction and supervision of registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and other medical staff.

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) provide intimate, hands-on healthcare to patients in healthcare facilities and home health, helping with bathing, dressing and the basic activities of life. A day in the life of a CNA might also include: Turning or repositioning bedridden patients, taking patients' temperature, blood pressure and other vital signs, answering patient calls, documenting patients' health issues, reporting to nurses, feeding patients, measuring and recording their food and liquid intake, cleaning rooms and bed linens, helping with medical procedures, and dressing wounds.


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Program Information -

Nine weeks of classroom instruction meeting twice a week from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., plus 16-hours of clinical, and a three-hour CPR course, for a total of 109 hours. Clinicals are required for completion of the course.

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    Spring Intensive II - 2023
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    Spring Intensive II -  2023
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