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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.