CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)

This six(6) week, 80 clock hour short course trains the student to assist the nurse in medical procedures in a hospital or nursing home setting.  Although included in the Advanced Medical Assistant curriculum, this course is also offered as a separate accredited non-financial aid eligible short term course.  In order to enroll in this program, a prospective student must have completed or be enrolled in a medical assistant or medical related program or possess satisfactory related work experience with positive job references.  Students must also satisfactorily complete a state criminal background check and a drug screen.  To successfully complete this training, the student must complete the course with GPA of 2.0 and complete forty-five (40) clock hours of theory and (40) clock hours of practical in satisfactory progress.  Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate is awarded a certificate of completion in Nurse Aid Training and is responsible for scheduling and paying for certification testing with Prometric to be recognized as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) by the state of Louisiana.

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