Certified Nursing Assistant
Nursing assistants work in a variety of different health care settings. These include hospitals, physicians' offices, home health agencies, nursing homes, private homes, and mental health institutions. Nursing assistants assist in the care of patients. They work under the direction and supervision of registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and other medical staff.
Nursing assistants have a great deal of contact with patients and provide personal care such as bathing, feeding, and dressing. They also perform support functions such as transporting patients, taking vital signs, making beds, helping patients become ambulatory, and answering patient calls.
The Certified Nursing Assistant program is available at the
Golden Triangle and Scooba campuses. The program is a
100-hour course consisting of lecture, hands-on skills and
clinical practice that prepares students to take the State
CNA Certification Test. Upon completion of the WorkKeys
exam, all students are required to turn in an application.
The WorkKeys scores required must be a minimum of
Silver level (4 or higher) to qualify for the C.N.A. program.
Students are responsible for the costs of scrubs, stethoscope,
plain white shoes, and health requirements.
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