Certified nursing assistants go by a variety of names depending on where they work and the state in which they are registered. Some of the different names include NA, or Nurse Aide, RNA, or registered nurse aide, GNA, or geriatric nurse aide, STNA, or state tested nurse aide, and LNA, or licensed nursing assistant.
No matter what the title is, a certified nursing assistant provides hands-on care to patients of all ages who are unable to care completely for themselves. This individual can work in a variety of healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, skilled nursing units, hospice agencies, Alzheimer’s units and rehabilitation facilities, where they will report directly to a licensed nurse. Certified nursing assistants provide important care, such as taking vital signs, providing bed baths, dressing and feeding patients, helping patients walk, transporting patients and even charting in some facilities. Work duties depend on the facility’s policies and on the exact certification that the individual holds. However, certified nursing assistants typically work as the eyes and ears of the supervising nurse by reporting patient findings back to the nurse.
The role of certified nursing assistant is rapidly growing at a rate faster than most other occupations. In fact, nursing assistant jobs are projected to increase by 17 percent between 2012 and 2022, ensuring that new nursing assistants will not struggle to find a job in most areas. Currently, the United States boasts 1.5 million nursing assistant jobs with the average certified nursing assistant making just over $25,000 per year
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Must be able to read and write the English language
- Must be able to lift 20lb
- Must be able to work a 6-8 hour clinical shift.
- Be in good physical health.
- Up-to-date immunization records.
- Pass a criminal background check.
- Pass a drug screen.
- Must have American Heart Association BLS provider card. If you have a current card it cannot expire during class.
August 24. 26, 28, 31, 2, 1, 7, 9, 11, 14, all dates 5pm-10pm
Saturday 12th 8am to 5pm
Wednesday the 16th finally class day to finishes up 5pm-8pm
Clinical times after the above dates. Clinical dates to be determined during class
Cornerstone Hospital 1313 Binz Houston TX Medical Center
San Jacinto Manor Nursing Home 206 W P St Deer Park TX
CNA Registration NON-refundable Covers Drug Screen, and initial admission paperwork. This is required of all to start the process. $100.00
Anybody paying for CPR, this class will be done on July 11th 10am to 2pm
Option 1 Pay for the Program in full $860.00
Option 2 Pay for Program in full + BLS/CPR certification $900.00
Option 3 Pay for the only the classroom portion at this time with payment for the clinical
portion (option 5) required prior to start of clinicals $520.00
Option 4 Pay for only the classroom portion + CPR/BLS certification at this time with
payment for the clinical portion (option 5) required prior to start of clinicals $560.00
Option 5 Pay for only the clinical portion. Only applicable if you have previously paid for the
classroom portion $340.00
CNA EXTRAS: stethoscope, scrubs, blood pressure cuff, and white dress shoes to be purchased prior to class. All students should show up to first day of class in uniform have their supplies.