AHT 028 - Certified Nursing Assistant Classroom

Registration Option: Restricted/Requires approval of department:Program Application Required

Total Course Hours: 88

Materials:  Textbook/Textbook information provided at first class

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Description

Through lecture, discussion, and hands-on practice you will learn basic nursing skills such as taking vital signs, assuring patient safety, and caring for patients with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Written exams in the classroom portion of this program must be passed with an average of 80% or better, and 26 skills must be learned and tested on before students can go on to Clinical.

Prerequisites

You must be at least 18 years old and have a Social Security Number or Tax Identification Number for the Maryland Board of Nursing licensing process upon successful completion of the program, as well as a Social Security Number for nursing homes that require criminal background checks prior to being on their premises for educational purposes. You must obtain a Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider certification (BLS) before the midterm exam; Proof of Immunity through immunizations and blood work, a negative TB skin test (PPD) or chest x-ray is REQUIRED before the mid-term exam. Additional Fees: There will be additional fees for Proof of Immunity, TB tests, BLS training, CNA application, GNA application, fingerprinting, and uniforms. Costs will be discussed at orientation.

A criminal background check, Proof of Immunity through immunizations and blood work, a negative TB skin test (PPD) or chest x-ray is REQUIRED before the mid-term exam. Failure to comply will result in not being able to go to clinical.

Objectives

Students successfully passing this course will be able to take the skills learned in this class and move on to the Certified Nursing Assistant Clinical Course AHT223.

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