Certified Nurse Aide

This is a one-year program. In this program, you will learn the information and skills necessary to become a successful Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and Phlebotomist. CNA’s work in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospice agencies and in-home healthcare. Students will learn how to document/report on patients, check vital signs, administer medications and/or treatments, apply dressing and bandages, basic patient care, dementia care, employability skills and professionalism in the workplace. In this program students will do clinicals in area facilities, volunteer at assisted living facilities and have job shadow experiences where they will use their hands-on patient care skills. Students will have the opportunity in the 2nd semester to get certified in dementia care, medication administration, phlebotomy or explore a healthcare career by doing Work Based Learning (WBL). In the phlebotomy course students will learn how to use proper technique when collecting blood and other specimens, safety and infection control practices as well as hands-on practicum. Phlebotomists can work in hospitals, physician offices, blood centers or laboratories. At the completion of the full course students have the opportunity to receive four certifications; Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Dementia Care, Medication Administration and Phlebotomy. Please Note: This program has required training hours.