The Nurse Aide Program is one of the top nursing courses in and around United States. It is a comprehensive course designed for teaching students the skills and abilities essential to the provision of basic care to patients and residents in hospitals, nursing home and long term care facilities.
A Certified Nursing Assistant, or CNA, helps patients with healthcare needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). CNAs work in a variety of healthcare settings. A CNA may also be known as a Nursing Assistant (NA), a Patient Care Technician (PCT), or a State License Nurse Assistant (SLNA).
CNAs must possess both personal and professional skills. These skills include the following:
CNAs must know how to maintain a sterile and clean environment in order to keep patients and staffs safe. They are learnt the basic of first aid, CPR, take vital signs, apply the elements of basic nutrition in meal planning and follow infection control measures. CNAs are also responsible for feeding and dressing patient’s as well as taking vitals and performing other patient care tasks.
Students must possess compassion for others, enjoy working with the public, and have the ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
They must be able to understand each patient’s needs, and communicate them accurately to a nurse or doctor, is essential.
Upon completion of this course:
- Graduates will be able to communicate and interact effectively with patients, assist patients in attaining and maintaining maximum functional independence, while observing patient rights.
- Graduates will learn how to perform basic first aid, CPR, take vital signs, apply the elements of basic nutrition in meal planning and follow infection control measures.
- Graduates will learn to apply proper body mechanics in bed making, lifting and turning patients.
- Graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion and be prepared to sit for the Texas Nurse Aide Competency and Evaluation Program (NATCEP) exam. Upon successfully passing the Texas NATCEP, they will be prepared to begin their rewarding career in healthcare as a Certified Nurse Aide
- Be at least 18 years age
- Present proof of secondary education (high school diploma or college degree or GED certificate)
- Undergo Nurse Aide Registry (NAR) verification prior to enrollment (to ensure candidate is not listed on the registry as unemployable,
- Pass Wonderlic Basic Skills Test if student does not have HS/GED**.
- Cannot be listed as unemployable on the Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR) and cannot have been convicted of a criminal offense as listed in Texas Health and Safety Code 250.006.
**Prospective students who have some education and /or work experience but did not receive high school diploma would be given an opportunity to take the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test ( Ability to Benefit)which measures for basic verbal and math test for adults for training program eligibility as follows: CORE: 200 verbal / 210 quantitative skill of 500
(Note: Administer with paper & pencil and score using PC software)
Why choose CTK Healthcare?
- Approved by TWC, COE, HHS
- 4 WEEKS Program
- $160/Week [For 5 Weekly Payment]
- Flexible & Affordable PMT
- We assist you in Healthcare jobs while you are in our school