Certified Nursing Assistant

About

A 120-hour training program designed to provide basic training for a nursing assistant to function in a long term care or acute care facility, improve the quality of care, and to increase the positive perception of the nursing assistant. Working closely with patients, nursing assistants are responsible for basic patient care services such as: assisting with bathing, grooming, and feeding patients; assisting nurses with medical equipment, and performing basic patient assessments. This program provides both clinical and classroom hours and prepares the student to take the state of Tennessee’s certification test to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).

  • Students must be at least 16 years of age
  • Students must be able to pass a physical, pass a background check, and pass a drug screen.
  • Additional vaccination requirements include: TB skin test and Hepatitis B series.
  • Student must posses a current  Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers Certification (CPR     certification) through American Heart Association.

 

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Part Time
Typical Program Length 2 Months
Clock Hours 120
Class Type Night
Credentials Certificate
Total Tuition/Fees $461.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $588.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Nursing Assistant120Certificate

The Certified Nursing Assistant program is a part-time program. 

  • Students must be at least 16 years of age
  • Students must be able to pass a physical, pass a background check, and pass a drug screen.
  • Additional vaccination requirements include: TB skin test and Hepatitis B series.
  • Student must posses a current  Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers Certification (CPR certification) through American Heart Association.

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1745 Harriman Highway
Harriman, TN 37748

Job Duties

Provide or assist with basic care or support under the direction of onsite licensed nursing staff. Perform duties such as monitoring of health status, feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, or ambulation of patients in a health or nursing facility. May include medication administration and other health-related tasks. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: Not Available

Current job openings per year: Not Available

Books and Supplies Lists

Instructors

Jessica Massengill
865-882-6703

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