Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training
As a Nursing Assistant a graduate will be qualified to care for the sick, injured, convalescent and disabled under the supervision of physicians, licensed practical nurses and registered nurses. This course fulfills the OBRA (Omnibus Budget Reconciliation ACT) requirements for training of long-term care nursing assistants in preparation for certification through competency evaluation. Emphasis is placed on the development of the knowledge, attitudes and skills required of the long-term care nursing assistant. Upon completion of this course, the student should demonstrate satisfactory performance on written examinations and clinical skills.
More information is available through the Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Earnings for Certified Nursing Assistants as reported by the 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook are as follows:
- The median hourly earnings are $11.46.
- The middle 50 percent earn between $9.71 and $13.76 per hour.
- The highest 10 percent earn more than $15.97 per hour.
Success as a Certified Nursing Assistant requires a caring and empathetic nature, emotional stability due to the stress of caring for persons with health issues, the ability to follow orders and to work under close supervision.
Types of Programs Offered
This is a 10-day intensive program which meets Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm on the Drake State Main Campus (3421 Meridian Street), Room #517.
Jan. 2 - Jan. 13
Jan. 17 - Jan. 27
Jan. 30 - Feb. 10
Feb. 13 - Feb. 24
Feb. 27 - Mar. 10
Mar. 20 - Mar. 31
Apr. 3 - Apr. 14
Apr. 17 - Apr. 28
May 1 - May 12
May 15 - May 26
Jun 5 - Jun 16
Jun 19 - Jun 30
July 10 - July 21
Jul 24 - Aug 4
You must obtain proof of a TB Skin Test & Hepatitis Series B Immunization tests from your physician or health clinic. Proof of current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification is also required.BLS course available at Drake State.
Uniforms of white scrubs must be purchased.
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75% of the tuition will be refunded to the applicant if the applicant withdraws within two business days before start of class. If the student does not show up for class, they may apply for a 50% refund provided the application is made in writing within three days of start of the class. Refunds will not be issued after this time.
Financial Aid will not pay for this class.
For more information contact Jan Hyman at – 256-551-3156 or firstname.lastname@example.org