Certified Nursing Assistant

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Complete this CNA training program in just four weeks at Nebraska Methodist College.

Become a CNA in just weeks!

What is a Certified Nursing Assistant? 

Nursing Assistants are important members of the healthcare team. They generally work under the direction of supervisory staff within a healthcare facility.

Nurse Aides work closely with patients on a daily basis to provide essential care such as checking vital signs, making up patient beds and assisting patients with tasks such as personal grooming. They can also assist doctors and nurses with basic medical procedures.

Certified Nursing Assistant Program Info

  • The curriculum is a four-week certificate program. Small classes are taught by experienced instructors who encourage a hands-on approach to learning.
  • The program emphasizes care for all types of patients. Special attention is devoted to the aging process, including identifying the physical and emotional aspects of aging and helping patients to achieve and maintain the optimal level of well-being at any age.
  • Following completion of training, eligible students may take the competency exams to qualify for State of Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry placement.
  • Night classes available

CNA Salary & Job Outlook

Nursing Assistant salaries in the United States vary by work setting and experience. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates the median salary for Nursing Assistants in the United States was $25,710 per year ($12.36 per hour) in May 2015, with a much faster than average growth rate of 17 percent between 2014 and 2024.

CNAs are qualified to work in a variety of settings, including: 

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Medical offices
  • Home healthcare 

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