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  • Course description
    This competency-based training program prepares students for work in an acute care hospital setting.The program is designed according to industry level standards. Emphasis is on in-patient care, interpersonal relations and treatment procedures.
    Students learn bedside care, admitting and discharge protocols, communication, specimen collection and testing.Care of both the surgical and long-term care patient is covered. The student will experience simulated procedures as well as the clinical practices necessary to demonstrate proficiency in every area.

    The program is approximately six months and is an option to the Medical Assisting Program. Preparation for the Certified Nursing Assistant examination is an integral part of the curriculum. Each student will have 165 hours of 2nd quarter clinicals in hospital and nursing home settings prior to receiving the Certificate of Completion.

    Steps To Success
    Employment opportunities in acute care hospitals are available on all three shifts. Graduates of the Acute Care Nursing Assistant Program are trained for long term nursing home care and receive the additional skills needed to perform at an acute care hospital facility. The acute care environment offers the opportunity for a livable wage and full benefit package. Our graduates have been very successful in hospital as well as assisted living settings upon entering the field.
     
    Admission Policy
    Students must meet the Career Programs Assessment Test (CPAt) score for admission.
    This is a Veterans Administration (VA) approved program.


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