BUILD A REWARDING MEDICAL CAREER WHILE HELPING OTHERS
CNAs are compassionate people who love helping and supporting their patients through difficult and sometimes painful procedures. CNAs must be team players, serving as liaisons between other medical professionals and their patients. This often involves recording and conveying important information concerning the condition of those under their care.
CNAs are found in nearly every healthcare field, serving in hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, and hospices. They help patients with daily activities, maintaining patient hygiene and serving a vital role in the healthcare team.
Once you have completed the Nurse Assistant training program, you will be prepared to sit for the National licensure exam. You must pass the National Certification exam to be certified by the State of California Department of Public Health after meeting specific requirements.
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WHAT DOES A CNA DO?
Certified Nurse Assistants are a very important part of the healthcare industry. They provide basic care for patients in hospitals, nursing care facilities, rehabilitation centers, home healthcare facilities, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living facilities for the elderly, and long-term care facilities, and nursing homes.
CNAs are usually physically active and may need to help lift or move patients, bathe them, dress them, or even feed them.
Nursing assistants must pass their state’s competency exam to become certified, after completing the state-approved program here at NIU College.
Certified Nurse Assistants perform a variety of duties which include but are not limited to:
- Clean and bathe patients or residents
- Transfer patients between beds and wheelchair, turn, and reposition them
- Listen to and record patients’ health concerns and report that information to nurses
- Recording observations in a patient chart, as part of his or her ongoing medical record
- Measure patients’ vital signs, such as blood pressure and temperature
- Help patients get dressed
- Serve meals and help patients eat
- Help patients to move around the facility, by doing such tasks as pushing wheel-chairs
- Clean equipment and facilities
- Change linens
PROGRAM QUICK FACTS (SUMMARY)
|Program Duration||4 Weeks|
|Required National Testing||Yes|
|Certification Awarded||Certificate of Completion from NIU College, and upon passing of the State certification exam, Certificate by California Department of Health as Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)|
COURSES YOU WOULD TAKE FOR THIS PROGRAM
|Module 2||Patient’s Rights|
|Module 3||Interpersonal Skills|
|Module 4||Prevention Management|
|Module 5||Body Mechanics|
|Module 6||Medical & surgical Asepsis|
|Module 7||Weights & Measures|
|Module 8||Patient Care Skills|
|Module 9||Patient Care Procedures|
|Module 10||Vital Signs|
|Module 12||Emergency Procedures|
|Module 13||Long-Term Care Patient|
|Module 14||Rehabilitative Nursing|
|Module 15||Observation & Charting|
|Module 16||Death & Dying|
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- Book, scrub, stethoscope, pressure cuff, and all other lab materials included
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