This 96-hour course provides classroom and clinical instruction for basic care of clients in long-term and acute-care facilities. Students will learn skills for daily hygiene, bedside care, vital-sign measurement, positioning and safe transfer of clients. You will learn about common health problems and chronic illnesses. Clinical practice sessions are conducted in the nursing home setting. This course is offered in a classroom setting as well as non-traditional online.

Employment for workers with CNA skills and training is abundant in long-term care facilities. Acute-care hospitals also employ basic patient care aides who are willing to learn advanced skills.

Attendance is critical and should be given top priority. Failure to meet the criteria outlined in the syllabus will necessitate withdrawal from a class. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be scheduled to take the Kansas CNA examination. Sufficient notice of the exam date is given to allow students to make arrangements to be in attendance on the appointed day.

Copies of the following will be required on the first day of class: social security card, current CPR for Health Care Providers card and documentation of a current negative TB test.

(Major Code 3530; State CIP Code 51.3902)

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Required Course

AVHO 102Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)5
Total Hours5
Total Program Hours: 5