Nursing Assistant Program
One of the fastest growing areas for job openings is that for nursing assistants. If you are looking for a fulfilling career in the field of nursing, consider a Certificate in Nursing Assistant from Diversity Career College Vocational School.
This is a fast-paced program for the AM Class that takes only 21 days to complete!
Expectations from Our Certificate Program
We take great pride at the variety of learning opportunities we provide to our nursing assistant aspirants:
- In-class lectures taught by experienced instructors
- Clinical rotations
- Externship placements in home health care settings and long-term-care facilities
- Hands-on instruction
- Small classes providing for personal attention
- State-of-the-art technology and medical equipment
Through successful completion of our program, you will be poised to competently and confidently enter the medical field ready to work.
As a nursing assistant, you can work in numerous positions, from a nurse’s aide and orderly to certified nursing assistant in a hospital setting, retirement homes, assisted living facilities, and nursing and long term care facilities.
What Does a Nursing Assistant Do?
As a nursing assistant, you will work in direct contact with patients and doctors, under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN). You will take lead on the daily needs of your patients, including:
- Administering medications
- Checking vital signs
- Communicating with doctors
- Providing ongoing care as needed
What Will I Learn in My Courses?
Considering the short amount of time a CNA program takes, you’re taught a relatively wide range of topics. On top of that, you will learn by being hands-on in a clinical work setting.
Courses generally cover how to work in a variety of settings, like home care, hospitals and nursing care facilities. Students learn about:
- Long-term care
- Basic nursing care
- Taking vital signs
- Controlling infections
- Emergency procedures
- Personal care skills
- Communication skills
CNA Certification Exam Tips:
- Don’t panic if you make a mistake or skip a step during the clinical skills exam. You are usually allowed to correct your error once per skill.
- Be sure you demonstrate the critical element of a skill.
- Prepare with a practice test. This allows you to become familiar with the types of multiple-choice questions you may encounter and lets you become comfortable with the time frame allotted.
Every 24 months, CNAs need to complete a minimum of 48 hours of continuing education to become recertified.
Many states require CNAs to do a minimum of 12 hours in each year of the two-year time frame. During this period, you should receive training in important and evolving healthcare topics such as:
- Domestic violence
- Patient rights
- Medical record documentation
- First aid
Your state board of nursing will provide a list of acceptable training options and locations where you can earn the credits.
Typically, you’ll also need to show proof that you were paid to work as a CNA at some point during the two-year period.
And, here’s some good news: It’s not uncommon for an employer to either pay for the courses or provide the education themselves.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 35 hours
- Students 26
- Assessments Yes