Certified Nurse Assistant

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Certified Nurse Assistant

Become a Nurse Assistant in just 6 weeks!  

This program provides students the information, techniques, practice, and procedures necessary for successful completion of the Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) exam. Students learn how to assess patients, recognize changes, take vital signs, and aid with activities of daily living. They also learn effective communication skills and how to protect the privacy and confidentiality of their patients. 

Students will learn their role in the healthcare team and how to maintain a therapeutic and safe environment. The program includes considerable lab practice in our state-of-the-art Nursing Labs as well as clinical experience in our employer partner facilities. The CNA exam must be completed after all program components have been successfully completed. 

Skill check-offs for this program were developed in conjunction with the Mineral Area College Nursing Department. Students who successfully pass the skill check-offs in this program will not have to repeat this portion of instruction if they later enroll in one of our Nursing Programs. 

  • Great entry-level healthcare opportunity
  • Financial assistance may be available
  • Option to combine with Phlebotomy for additional marketability

Classes begin August 8th!

Certified Nurse Assistant

185 Program Hours
85 classroom/100 clinical

August 8-September 16, 2022

  • First 3.5 weeks: Classroom Instruction and Lab Practice
    Classes meet daily, Monday-Friday
    9 am- 3 pm
  • Final 2.5 weeks: Clinical Rotations
    Times of the clinical rotations are at the discretion of the employer partners. 

Course Topics Include:

  • Role and scope of Nursing Assistants in Long Term Care
  • Ethical and legal issues
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Safety and body mechanics
  • Emergency care and first aid
  • Taking vital signs
  • Nutrition and fluid balance
  • Understanding gastrointestinal and urinary and other body systems
  • Subacute care
  • End-of-life care
  • Safety measures and procedures for sample collections
  • HIPPA

Tuition: $2,100*
Tuition includes:

  • 85 classroom hours of instruction
  • 100 clinical hours of experience
  • Textbook
  • Drug test
  • Family Safety background check
  • Lab fees
  • One Certification Exam

Students are responsible for procuring and providing proof of:

  • Flu vaccine
  • Covid-19 vaccine
  • MMR vaccine or a Titer proving prior exposure
  • TB Skin Test

 

* Students may drop a program three (3) business days before the start date and receive a full tuition refund. Incurred costs associated with the class will not be refunded, such as background checks, drug tests, or other supplies or textbooks that were not returned unopened. Students who drop after the 3-day grace period are not eligible for a refund.

Nurse Assistant + Phlebotomy Certification

Become more marketable across health care fields with a dual certification!        

Successful completion of this 13-week, noncredit program provides all of the training required to become both a Nurse Assistant and qualified Phlebotomist. In today's changing economic environment, employees with dual certifications find themselves in demand and may even realize greater pay advantages.

See Certified Nurse Assistant and Phlebotomy Program webpages for additional program descriptions and details.

345 Program Hours
165 classroom/180 clinical

  • Class Days vary but students should be prepared to be available daily Monday-Friday
    9:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Clinical Rotations are 8-hour days and will occur in weeks 5-7 and weeks 11-13

Tuition: $4,500*
Tuition includes:

  • 165 classroom hours of instruction
  • 180 clinical hours of experience
  • Textbooks
  • Drug test
  • Background check
  • Lab fees
  • One Certification Nurse Assistant Exam

Students are responsible for procuring and providing proof of:

  • Flu vaccine
  • Covid-19 vaccine
  • MMR vaccine or a Titer proving prior exposure
  • TB Skin Test
  • Scrubs (2 sets of used scrubs can be provided from our Repurposed Scrubs Closet if needed)

 

* Students may drop a program three (3) business days before the start date and receive a full tuition refund. Incurred costs associated with the class will not be refunded, such as background checks, drug tests, or other supplies or textbooks that were not returned unopened. Students who drop after the 3-day grace period are not eligible for a refund.

Financial Assistance is available to those who qualify. Please contact us to learn about options.

Misty Weston, RN
Health Care Instructor
mweston@MineralArea.edu
(573) 518-2149

 

Misty Weston
CNA Instructor
mweston@MineralArea.edu
(573) 518-2149

For more information, please contact

Misty Weston, RN
Health Care Instructor
mweston@mineralarea.edu
(573) 518-2149