NURSE AIDE PROGRAM – NA
This is a highly rewarding profession, and there is a growing need for CNAs all across the nation. The Nurse Aide program consists of classroom, and laboratory training. During the training, students will learn all aspects of patients care through lectures as well as hands-on skills under the supervision of experienced/licensed Registered Nurse instructors. The classroom/lab experience will prepares student for clinical rotation in a health-care facility giving direct patient care. The clinical experience will prepare student for a future job in the nursing field.
This program is designed to prepare individuals to provide direct patient care in a variety of health settings under the supervision of a licensed health care professional such as: LPN, RN, and or MD. Upon successful completion of the training program, the graduate will be able to take the certification exam administered by the State and earn the title Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A). They are employed in hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient clinics and are also employed as home health aides, and private duty nurses. The program length is 8 weeks part time and 4 weeks full time. The clock hours for the Nursing Assistants/Aide Program is 80 lectures/lab and 40 hours clinical.
COURSE OBJECTIVES – Upon completion the student will:
- Describe the role and responsibilities of the nursing assistant.
- Describe the concepts of patient privacy and confidentiality.
- Help patients maintain or regain activities of the daily living (ADL)
- Provide physical and emotional support to patients.
- Take directions from RNs and LPNs to carry out the care plan.
- Make observations & report them according to the facility policy.
NURSE AIDE CLASSROOM/CLINICAL SCHEDULE
|Lecture/Lab – Monday to Friday|| 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.||3 weeks|
|Clinical – Monday to Friday||7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.||1 week|
TO BE ANNOUNCED
|Lecture/Lab – Saturday & Sunday||8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.||5 1/2 weekends|
|Clinical – Saturday & Sunday||7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.||2 1/2 weekends|
FOR MORE DETAIL INFORMATION PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL
Upon completion of the program, a certificate will be awarded. Graduation from the program enables the graduate to take the Nurse Aide Certification Exam and earn the title of Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics,CNAs positions will continue to increase at a rate of about 21 percent until the year 2022. At this rate of growth, there could be between 300,000 and 400,000 new CNA positions available over the next several years.The reason for this impressive growth is largely due to the country’s aging Baby Boomer generation. As this large group comes of age, there is an increased need for persons trained to work in long-term care facilities.
Another reason that there is a growing need for CNAs today is because many CNAs are moving on to higher -paying occupations such as LPNs and RNs. With the experience you can gain from working as a nursing assistant, you can significantly increase your chances of being accepted into and LPN or RN training program.
Certified Nurse Aides have job opportunities in various health-care settings such as:
Assisted Living Facilities
Adult Day Care Centers
MLC provides assistance with:
Nursing Home/Agency referral after passing the State Board Exam