Certified Nursing Assistant Program Summary
The program is designed to provide students the practical skills and education that are necessary to perform basic nursing care in a long- term care facility. The students perform hands-on care at a state approved LTC under the supervision of a clinical supervisor and the facility RN or LPN. The curriculum was created using the Missouri ‘s Department of Health and Human Service requirements. The CNA curriculum consists of 88 hours of classroom/lab, 112 hours of clinicals, 8 hours for final exam, and 16 hours for capstone. The total hours for the program are 224.
Upon the successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Describe how healthcare facilities are organized and the role of each healthcare team member.
- State the responsibilities of the RN, LPN, and CNA in various healthcare settings.
- Identify ways to control the spread of infection and the transmission of diseases.
- Apply knowledge and skills learned to safely evacuate residents in emergency situations.
- Perform basic nursing assistant clinical skills within the scope of practice.
- Demonstrate effective communication with the healthcare team members.
- Display moral, ethical, responsible, caring, and honest characteristics while providing care.
- Diligently carry out assigned tasks and follow up on all care of the resident.
Students must demonstrate proficiency in all performance requirements at the end of each program or program course. All performance requirements are evaluated on a pass/fail system. Students must pass with 100% accuracy in order to satisfy the requirement. Students who fail any of their performance requirements will have an opportunity to be remediated and re-evaluated to demonstrate proficient skills with a maximum of three separate attempts.
Clinical competency check list sheets are given out the first day of each course within the program. Students must also tear out the skills sheets from the workbook and file it in their student file the first day of each class. A check list sheet for CNA 101, CNA 102, and CNA 103 must be completed, signed by the Instructor, and filed in the student file. Each student has a clinical file labeled with their name (last name first, first name last), program name, and anticipated end date. These files are always kept in the classroom.
- Be at least 17 years old of age
- Applicant must attest to having an accredited high school diploma or high school equivalency completed before enrolling in the course.
- Provide government issued picture ID
- Hepatitis B and influenza vaccinations
- Documentation of immunizations
- Negative TB screen
- Negative Urine drug screen
- Must not be on the Missouri Division of Aging employer disqualification list.
Our dedicated staff of admissions representatives can assist students in gathering the required admissions documentation and our career placement staff will provide graduates with industry connections that will help you start your career.
Bell Brown Medical Institute truly cares about the success of all of our students from beginning to end!
Contact an admissions representative and take your first step to a rewarding career in healthcare by calling 877-219-5420 today!
Financial Aid is Available to those who qualify!
Fill out a short questionnaire and an admissions representative will contact you about grants and scholarships that you may qualify for by clicking this link: