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.
Nebraska Methodist College provides multiple options to meet your needs. The most popular options are a four week on-campus program and a six-week online hybrid program. Additional courses are scheduled in 5 to 16 week lengths to meet the needs of all types of students. Subject matter is the same for all classes.
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 $29,640 per year ($13.72 per hour) in May 2018, with a much faster than average growth rate of 8 percent between 2019 and 2029.
CNAs are qualified to work in a variety of settings, including:
The cost for the entire program is $499.
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Watch with second hand or digital watch that includes seconds.
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.
Clinical bag, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope
All required and optional materials are available for purchase at the campus bookstore.
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.
Registration must be completed one week prior to the class start date. Class size is limited, available seats are first come-first serve.
The following items must be submitted in order to complete the registration process and secure your place in the class:
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.
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
Jean Beyer Alumni Building, South Entrance
515 N 87th Street, Omaha, NE 68114