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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nursing assistants are usually left alone to care for a loved one who cannot care for themselves. It is also a springboard for being a Medical Assistant, Registered Nurse, or Licensed Practical Nurse. The potential is unlimited.

This is a 99-hour program that meets state requirements for a student to pass the Georgia Medical Care Foundation oral and written exams for certification and to function in Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Personal Home Cares as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

As a Nursing Assistant, you will provide basic care for patients under your supervision and nursing staff. You will perform patient care duties such as feeding, grooming, and bathing, as well as changing linens, moving the patient, and monitoring his/her vital signs.

Program Objective:

This accelerated 4-week program taught by licensed practical nurses and/or registered nurses prepares the student for the workplace. The onsite laboratory allows program participants to acquire hands-on practice on equipment utilized in the field. A one-week clinical externship with a clinical partner allows students to solidify their skills. Graduates can also apply for and take the certification exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant.

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Entry requirements

G.E.D.

Program Schedule

Day Time: 
Monday – Thursday 8:00 am -2:00 pm  (3 weeks)

One week Clinal (times vary depending on the clinal placement ).    

Credit Hours (Semester) Calculations:

15 Hours of Lecture = 1 Credit Hour.
30 Hours Laboratory Work = 1 Credit Hour.
45 Hours * Externship or Clinical = 1 Credit Hour.

Program Duration

99 Clock Hours

Tuition and Fees

Application fee (Non-refundable) $50.00
Tuition for CNA $850.00
TOTAL $900.00

*Book, state test exam and stethoscope are included in tuition

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Course structure and modules

PROGRAM BREAKDOWN

Course Title Clock Hours
NA 001 FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING 69
NA 002 EQUIPMENT 30
Total   99

FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING

This course introduces the student to basic nursing care and clinical skills. Consideration is given to the fundamental role of the Nursing Assistant to develop student skills in communicating and understanding human sexuality, Patient Bill of Rights, and principles of range of motion it exercises. The student is also introduced to the clinical aspects of nursing in a skilled care facility.

EQUIPMENT

This program is taught on campus and in a Long-term Care Facility Certification Exams are given after Program completion

The Nursing Assistant Program utilizes equipment used by the students and instructors that meet all requirements including but is not limited to: Hospital Patient Bed, walker, wheelchair, over bed table treatment mannequin, gait belts, bedpans, and nightstand

GRADING SYSTEM

An overall average of seventy percent (70%) is required for graduation and the following represents the equivalencies of the grades assigned.

  • Grades for each course are recorded
  • Grades are earned and recorded as follows:

 

A EXCELLENT 90—100%
B GOOD 80—89%
C AVERAGE 70—79%
F FAILURE 69% AND BELOW
I INCOMPLETE GPA NEUTRAL
W WITHDRAWAL  

 

 

  • An “I” grade may be assigned provided the student is passing the course and has completed a substantial portion of the coursework. The instructor and student complete and sign an “I grade completion form” and agree on the work to be performed and a deadline for completion of the work.  The “I” is changed by the instructor through the grade change procedure.  An ‘I’ grade not changed within three (3) weeks will be changed to an “F” and the course must be repeated.  Withdrawals and repeats do not affect the student’s GPA but does affect maximum periods.

 

Instructors are required to submit to the Director the final grade for each student whose name appears on the “Instructor Grade Report.”  Instructor grade reports are the official record of the students’ grades and are permanently filed at the Ashona Medical Institute.

 

The Student Grade Report at the end of each grading period indicates the student’s academic cumulative average.

 

GRADING PERIODS:

 

  • Progress reports semi-monthly
  • Grades monthly and at the end of all modules