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

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: 

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

Professional Organizations

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.