Employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Because of the growing elderly population, many nursing assistants and orderlies will be needed to assist and care for these patients.
Approved by the Department of Health and Senior Services, the Certified Nursing Assistant course prepares the student to provide and/or assist with the patient's activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, feeding, etc.), provide patients with important social and emotional support, and report vital information on patient conditions to nurses in a variety of healthcare setting such as nursing homes, assisted livings, hospitals, and group homes. The course is 90 hours (50 hours classroom/40 hours clinical).
The clinical portion of the course provides the
student with "hands on" training in a long term
care facility setting. Course Requirements: A
high school diploma, GED, or successful
completion of TABE exam; Valid State ID and
Social Security Card or Proof of Eligibility to
work; Fingerprinting and Criminal Background
Investigation; Physical exam prior to first day
of class including a two-step TB test or a chest x-ray for individuals who have tested positive previously. Textbook required. Uniform and 2 year CPR Certification included (in addition to the required 90 hours). There is a $76 fee for the Certification Application and $54 fee for the Skills Evaluator for the Certified Nursing Assistant certification which is not included in the tuition. Application fees are due at the commencement of the course. NOTE: Registered students must attend 2-hour orientation class prior to course start date (orientation details will be emailed to students). Students responsible for own transportation.
Course Code: CEHS-318