Certified Nursing Assisting
Concentration of Study Overview
There are two application periods for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program,
May 1 through June 1 and October 1 through November 1. Applications will be available online the first day of application period and will
end on the last day of each period.
- New applicants will need to turn in an application with proof of completion (or current semester
enrollment) of English 101.
As a certified nursing assistant (CNA), you will be on the front lines of patient
care. If you enjoy caring for people who are sick or unable to care for themselves,
than a career as a certified nursing assistant may be right for you. Your compassion
and skill in patient care will help minimize the stress of patients and provide much
needed support for registered nurses (RNs). For many, CNA is the first step to becoming
Certified nursing assistants, also known as nurses' aides, orderlies, patient care
technicians, and home health aides, work under the supervision of a nurse to provide
assistance to patients with daily living tasks.
As a CNA you will work closely with patients serving their basic care needs such as
bathing, grooming and feeding them, assisting nurses with medical equipment, and checking
patient vital signs. You will also provide patients with important social and emotional
support and report vital information on patient conditions to nurses.
Click here for Prerequisite Information.
CEU Summer Courses
Nursing is a demanding discipline and the course of study is challenging as well as
rewarding. Needs for continuing education units to stay current in the profession
are always required.
Application period for the summer CEU courses is April 1 through April 30 of every
year. Seats are decided upon randomized lottery results.
CEU Courses taught in the summer:
- NURS 416: Certified Home Health Aide (total of 24 students admitted)
- NURS 422: EKG/Monitor Observer (total of 30 students admitted)
You must check with the state to verify CEU courses.
Home Health Aide: (Must provide copy at time of application)
Current Certified Nurse Assistant Certificate/License ONLY
Current CPR Card (Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer Only)
Current TB Skin Test (Expires 1 year after date given)
Hepatitis B Vaccination Series Documentation
EKG/Monitor Observer: (Must provide a copy at time of application)
Current CNA/LVN/RN license
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