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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Classes, Courses, and Training Program

CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants) are pivotal components of the healthcare team. Typically, they function under the supervision of more senior medical staff within diverse healthcare establishments.

Certified nursing assistants work intimately with patients daily, delivering indispensable care like monitoring vital signs, prepping patient beds, and helping them with personal grooming routines. Additionally, they bolster doctors and nurses by engaging in fundamental medical procedures.

Nebraska Methodist College, situated in Omaha, offers a wide range of certified nursing assistant classes tailored to cater to various needs. Among the prevalent choices are our four-week on-campus CNA training program and the six-week online hybrid CNA courses. Depending on learners’ preferences, we have other certified nursing assistant courses that span between five to 16 weeks. Regardless of the course duration, the syllabus remains consistent. It's advisable to register for our CNA classes a minimum of one week ahead of the commencement date.

Salaries for Certified Nursing Assistants in the US oscillate based on the workplace and individual experience. As of May 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics posited that the median remuneration for Nursing Assistants was $35,740 annually ($17.18 hourly). Projections indicate an average growth trajectory of 4% from 2022 to 2032.

Armed with the right certified nursing assistant training programs, CNAs become adept and ready to serve in diverse medical environments such as:

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

*Already a CNA? Check out our CNA refresher course

Program Perks
  • Our four-week on-campus certified nursing assistant training program spotlights intimate classes steered by seasoned trainers, promoting an experiential method of learning.
  • The six-week hybrid CNA courses are largely digital, requiring attendees to be on campus once a week for engaging instructional sessions.
  • The curriculum underscores comprehensive care for all patient categories. There's a heightened focus on geriatric care – recognizing the physiological and psychological facets of aging, and steering patients towards holistic well-being at any age.
  • Upon wrapping up the CNA training programs, qualified candidates can sit for the competency tests, aiming for a slot in the State of Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry.
  • Engage in pragmatic clinical sessions at neighboring long-term healthcare and rehabilitation hubs.
  • Flexibility in learning is a given with day, evening, and weekend schedules.
  • For those in the vicinity, our CNA classes in Omaha seamlessly fit any timetable.

Accreditation & Licensure

Nebraska Methodist College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Admissions Information

Criteria

  • Minimum age of 16
  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Good physical health & ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • No history of abuse or neglect on your record
  • Complete health history form & provide proof of current immunizations. Form and immunization record must be brought to the first class. Reduced rate for immunizations received by Campus Health for students not up-to-date on vaccinations.

Dress Requirements:

  • Students are required to have a watch with a second hand.
  • Scrubs may be required and may be a prescribed color/style.

For more information contact (402) 354-7203, austin.wegener@methodistcollege.edu

Requirements

The following items must be submitted in order to complete the registration process and secure your place in the class:

Deadlines

Registration must be completed one week prior to the class start date. Class size is limited, available seats are first come-first serve.

Costs & Required Materials

NMC is committed to helping you find every avenue to finance your education. View the Tuition by Program & Degree page for a comprehensive list of all fees.

Program Cost

$499

Program Includes

  • BLS Healthcare Provider CPR ($65 value)
  • Clinical and On-Site State Testing ($100 value).

Textbook

Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care: Long-Term Care, 5th Edition
Susan Alvare Hedman, Jetta Fuzy, RN, MS and Katherine Howard, MS, RN-BC, CNE
ISBN: 978-1-60425-137-1

Watch

Watch with second hand or digital watch that includes seconds.

Scrubs

Not all clinical experiences require scrubs. Students will be notified the first day of class if scrubs are required for their specific clinical experience. Please wait to purchase scrubs until after your first class.

Optional Items

Clinical bag, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope

All required and optional materials are available for purchase at the campus bookstore.

Meet the Faculty

Our nursing faculty are highly experienced and credentialed in their own fields, giving you constant real-world insight you can use. While any instructor can recite from a textbook, ours go a step further and draw from vast personal and professional experiences. Instructors here care as deeply about their students as they do the subject matter and it shows.

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Additional information

About the CNA Course

This course is a minimum of 76 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 prepare them to sit for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services written and skills competency exams. No credits are offered for this program, but students will receive a certificate of completion.

Tuition must be paid in full prior to the first day of class, payment plans are available on request. Students are responsible for purchasing the required materials. 

Students must have all required materials on the first day of class, unless otherwise stated.

Reactivation

Individuals previously listed on the Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry who have lapsed or become inactive are eligible to reactivate their registration by successfully completing the written and clinical skills exams.

Nebraska Methodist College is an approved provider of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services written and skills competency exams. Please verify eligibility prior to registering by calling, (402) 471-0537.

Written Competency Exam (1 hour): $30*
Skills Competency Exam (1 hour): $30*

*Payment is required at the time of registration (no exceptions) and is non-refundable.

Upon successful completion, NMC submits verification to Nebraska Department of Health and Human Service, Nursing and Nursing Support. Questions regarding the registry can be directed to (402) 471-0537. Registry status verification may also be done online.

To register or view available dates, visit our course catalog.

Preparation:

Individuals recertifying need to prepare for both the written and skills exam to successfully pass both elements required for recertification. Options include studying materials from their previous CNA class, reviewing and practicing required skills, and taking a refresher course

CNA Recertification Location:

All Nebraska Methodist College CNA recertifications are completed on campus, located:
 
Nebraska Methodist College
720 North 87th St
Omaha, NE 68114
 

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