Certified Nursing Assisting

CNA students

Concentration of Study Overview

The application period for the Spring 2015 semester will be online starting October 1 and will end November 1, 2015.

  • New applicants will need to turn in application with proof of completion (or current Fall 2014 enrollment) of English 101.
  • Re-applicants will only need to turn in page 5 of the application, unless English 101 was in process at the time of turning in the Spring 2015 application.

Application for the Summer 2015 CEU courses will available starting April 15, 2015.

CEU Courses taught this summer:

  • NURS 416: Certified Home Health Aide (total of 24 students admitted)
  • NURS 422: EKG/Monitor Observer (total of 30 students admitted)

As a certified nursing assistant, 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 RN’s. For many, CNA is the first step to becoming an RN.

Certified nursing assistants (CNAs), 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.

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