A Certified Nursing Assistant helps nurses in medical facilities by giving basic care to patients. This type of care is vital in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and in-home health care environments. Duties often include helping patients with feeding and bathing, checking vital signs, and providing assistance with basic healthcare needs. In addition, Certified Nursing Assistants must also be able to offer encouragement and emotional support to their patients. Certified Nursing Assistants—also known as Nursing Aides—have an enormous impact on the day-to-day experience of the patients, helping them feel cared for and capable as they face medical challenges. Certified Nursing Assistants have become more respected over the years as it has become more obvious how important this type of care is. Upon successful completion of the Certified Nursing Assistant program, students qualify to sit for the following certification exam:



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Lecture Notes

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Clinical Rotation

Students are required to have 40 hours of clinical rotation prior to applying for the certification exam.

Exams and Quizzes

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Labs are hands-on training exercises that a Certified Nursing Assistant will use on the job.

Program Length

Lecture > 95 hours + Lab > 85 hours

Total: 180 hrs

Sample CNA Curriculum