Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Everthing you need to know about CNA 1

Program Description ~ 

  The Nursing Assistant Training program prepares students to assist with patient care and function as an effective member of the healthcare team. The program consists of 100 hours of classroom and lab instruction and 75 hours of hands on, supervised clinical training in a long term nursing facility. Students will be actively involved in the classroom with lectures, videos, guest speakers, and skill lab time. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be eligble to sit for the Oregon State Board of Nursing Certified Nursing Assistant examination.

Professional Opportunities~ 

Professional opprotunities for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) include working under the supervision of a licensed registerd nurse (RN) or a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in a long term facility, a hospital, or in home health. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, CNA jobs are increasing in number, making it an optimal career path. Positions for CNA's are expected to grow an estimated 19% over the next ten years, which is a faster rate than the national average. Better yet, working as a CNA provides an exceptional foundation upon which to build a professional careeer in healthcare.

Eligibility Criteria~  

Must be able to read, write and communicate in Englist fluently. Must be able to meet the physical and mental demands of working as a CNA, and pass a criminal background check. The student must have a TB test and pass an American Heart Association CPR class to be eligible to enroll in the program.

Admission Requirments~ 

All students are required to attend a mandatory orientation to register for the course. This is a regulation of the OSBN. The first 20 students who fill out the enrollment agreement and pay for the course will be admitted to the course. A minimum of 50% of the tuition will hold a seat in the next class.

Tuition for the program is $955.00. Tuition Includes 
1) 100 hours of classroom instruction
2) 75 hours of clinical instruction
3) Course textbook
4) Stethoscope
5) Blood pressure cuff
6) Gait belt
7) Name Badge 

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