The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) program combines instruction and hands-on training to prepare the student to enter the workforce at a much faster pace. This program is designed to prepare students for entry level practice in the health care field in the area of patient care in a variety of health service facilities. Program includes a 48-hour Clinical. Co-Requisite: CPR Training / Certification.
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Tuition: $3,495 Full Price; $1,165 FastForward WCG Price
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Supplies and Fees: Tuition includes cost of all required instructional materials and program supplies, to include CNA and Basic Life Support (BLS) textbooks and workbooks, medical supplies, and clinical kit with stethoscope and manual blood pressure cuff; clinical site requirements, to include uniform/scrubs, face masks and face shield, TB test fee, criminal/background testing and drug test fee; as well as CPR and Job Readiness training, BLS and CNA credentialing exam fees, and a $50 credential attainment incentive.
Potential Certifications: After successful completion of the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation course, students will receive American Heart Association Basic Life Support certification. Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to take the Virginia State Board of Nursing certification test for Nurse Aides (NNAAP).
Program Learning Outcomes: Demonstrate skillful delivery of patient care at the nurse aide level of preparation.
Employment Objective: Students who successfully complete the appropriate courses may be eligible for employment in hospitals, skilled/residential nursing facilities, home care, physician offices, or other health related facilities.
Clinical Agency Requirements: Students must undergo mandatory drug screening and criminal background check; a negative drug screen and criminal background check are required to be eligible to participate in the clinical learning experience. Students must wear an N95 face mask and face shield while on site. Students must also provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Weekly COVID testing, provided by the clinical agency, may also be required. If the student is not willing or able to meet these guidelines, the student should not enroll in the certified nurse aide program as P&HCC would have no way to meet their educational needs for completion of the program.
The minimal functional requirements for all entering nurse aide students include:
- Sufficient eye-hand coordination and manual and finger dexterity to provide direct patient care and to manipulate and operate equipment in the delivery of patient care.
- Sufficient ability to fully observe patients/patient conditions and provide patient care, read patient health information, and observe and manipulate equipment, including in dimly lit environments.
- Sufficient hearing to communicate with patients and healthcare team members, including ability to recognize and report changes.
- Satisfactory communication skills, to include competence in reading, writing and speaking in English, in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings to allow for accurate recording and reporting of patient information.
- Ability to perform patient care activities that require full range of motion including handling, lifting, or moving patients and/or equipment.
- Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds.
- Ability to successfully perform all required duties and responsibilities in classroom, laboratory and clinical settings in stressful situations or conditions.
- Ability to participate in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings during irregular hours (day/evening/night shifts, weekends, more than 8 hours at a time).