Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Course Information
Certified Nursing Assistant
This course covers basic nursing skills including taking vital signs, assuring patients safety, and caring for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Those wishing to be employed as Geriatric Nursing Assistants can complete this Certified Nursing Assistant course and then apply for Certified Nursing Assistant licensing examination. Our classes consists of 80 hours of classroom, lab skills and 40 hours of clinical experiencing in and outside facility.
At the completion of the program, the graduate is able to do the following:
- Identify patientcare needs in all age groups.
- Provide safe, competent care utilizing appropriate
knowledge, skill and abilities.
- Communicate with clients, their family members,
co-workers, and other members of the health care team.
- Assume acountability and responsibility for nursing
assistant as a competent health care practitioner.
- Understanding the healthcare settings
- The nursing assistant and the care term
- Legal and ethical issues
- Communication and cultural diversity
- Preventing infections
- Safety and body mechanics
- Emergency care and disaster preparation
- Human needs and development
- The healthy human body
- Positioning, transferring, and ambulation
- Admitting, transferring, discharging
- Hand Hygiene (Handwashing)
- The resident’s unit
- Personal care skills
- Nutrition and hydration
- Urinary elimination
- Bowel elimination
- Common chronic and acute conditions
- Confusion, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease
- Mental health and mental illness
- Rehabilitation and restorative care
- Special care skills
- Dying, death, and hospice
- Caring for your career and yourself