mtctraining.com Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) JOIN THE WORLD OF HEALTH CARE AS A CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT 99% of our certified nurse assistant graduates have been offered employment in the health care field. Join one of our CNA training programs offered through Continuing Education at Midlands Technical College and start a new career in about 2 months. WHAT IS A CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT? Certified nurse assistants (CNAs) work directly with residents or clients in long term care facilities, hospitals, home health care, doctor’s offices, and a variety of other health care settings. CNAs (under the supervision of nurses) play a vital role by providing physical care and emotional support to patients. WHAT DO CNAs STUDY? The CNA course is a 102-hour program that prepares students for certification as a nursing assistant in the state of South Carolina. Students receive training in basic nursing care, including a combined curriculum of classroom lecture, simulated laboratory care, and hands-on clinical experience in a Columbia area long term care facility. The course prepares students to successfully pass the Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Test. UNITS OF STUDY Infection Control Safety and Emergency Procedures Residents’ Rights The Long Term Care Resident Aspects of Aging Communication and Interpersonal Skills Observing, Documenting, and Reporting Promoting Residents’ Independence Caring for the Resident’s Personal Hygiene Caring for the Resident’s Environment Basic Nursing Skills Patient Admission, Transfer and Discharge Restorative/Rehabilitative Care Special Resident Care: Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Musculoskeletal, Psychiatry, Alzheimer’s, and Sub-acute Caring for the Dying Resident The Complete Role of the CNA Certification Employment Opportunities PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students must also be at least 18 years old and possess a high school diploma or GED. A criminal background check is required. PROGRAM COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS Students must complete the course with a 70 percent average on all written tests, including the final exam, and demonstrate the ability to perform all the skills required of a CNA. Students must also have a positive attitude while performing hands-on skills including caring for patients in a safe and prudent manner. STATE CERTIFICATION AS A CNA Upon completion of the CNA course, students will be eligible to take the (NACES) Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Services Exam for South Carolina State Certification. A discussion of the application process and a review of material will be included in the coursework. JOB PLACEMENT Enrollment and successful completion of the Midlands Technical College CNA training program does not guarantee employment. Efforts will be made, however, to have students become aware of job opportunities and meet prospective employers. COURSE TEXTBOOK Nursing Assistant Care (Alvare/Dugan/Fuzy, Hartman Publishing, 2005 edition and accompanying textbook) COURSE INFORMATION Course Code: CEMED612 - Registration Fee: $675 REGISTRATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION Counselors are available to help students finalize career goals, develop step-by-step plans to reach those goals, and create strategies to deal with challenges as they arise. Counselors may also be able to assist qualified students with funding for books and for Certified Nursing Assistant exam. For more information call: Tomi Richards at (803) 732-5231 or by email at [email protected] To register: call (803) 732-0432. Midlands Technical College does not discriminate in admissions or employment on the basis of race, sex, national origin or ethnic group, color, age, religion or disability or military service. The compliance officer for Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity and Disability Action can be reached at (803) 822-3261.
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