Certified Nursing Assistant
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
Nurse Aide salaries in the United States vary by work setting and experience. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the median salary for Nursing Aides, Orderlies and Attendants in the United States in 2010 for was $24,010 per year, with a faster than average projected job growth until 2020 of 20 percent.
CNAs are qualified to work in a variety of settings, including:
- Rehabilitation centers
- Assisted living facilities
- Medical offices
- Home healthcare
CNA Program Registration Deadline
Registration must be completed one week prior to the class start date. Class size is limited, available seats are first come-first serve.
About the CNA Course
This course is a minimum of 80 hours of classroom, skills and competency training with or without hands-on clinical opportunities.
Syllabus and course schedule are provided to the student on the first day of the course. Clinical opportunities are subject to availability.
Participants are provided with content and hands-on experience, which prepares the student to sit for the state licensing exam. No credits are offered for this program, but students will receive a certificate of completion.
CNA Program Admissions Criteria
- Minimum age of 16
- Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
- Good physical health and the ability to lift 50 pounds
- Required to complete a health history form and provide proof of current immunizations. Form and immunization record must be brought to the first class meeting. There is a reduced rate for immunizations received by Campus Health for students who are not up-to-date on their vaccinations. Student Health Forms >
- Students are required to have a second hand watch.
- Scrubs are required and may be a prescribed color/style.
CNA Program Registration Process
The following items must be submitted in order to complete the registration process and secure your place in the class:
- CNA online registration form with payment
- Campus Health Services questionnaire provided to student upon received registration form with payment
- Payment of tuition
CNA Course Location:
All Nebraska Methodist College CNA courses are taught on campus, located:
Nebraska Methodist College
The Josie Harper Campus
720 N. 87th Street
Omaha, NE 68114
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