Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Pathway
Why Certified Nursing Assistant?
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are important members of medical teams of varying sizes, depending upon the place of employment. They typically work alongside doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to deliver and ensure quality patient care. Duties may range from caring for the hygienic needs of patients to preparing patients for various types of therapy to setting up medical equipment. The Certified Nursing Assistant’s job is rarely the same from one day to the next. If you’d enjoy performing a variety of tasks throughout the day – and if you would love working with people – the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program could be your first step toward a rewarding career! This certification is also typically required in order to apply for a Registered Nurse (RN) program of study. Here are some qualities and skills exhibited by successful Certified Nursing Assistants:
The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course of study prepares students with classroom training and practice as well as the clinical experiences necessary to care for patients in various settings including general medical and surgical hospitals, nursing care facilities, community care facilities for the elderly, and home health care services. Students who successfully complete the pathway will be eligible to sit for the Certified Nursing Assistant certification test. In addition to employment opportunities, the certification is required for most applications for nursing schools across the state and for other healthcare programs.
Certified Nursing Assistant Course Schedule
Introduction to Healthcare Science – 2 semesters.
Essentials of Healthcare – 2 semesters.
Senior Year Dual Enrollment Courses @ Chattahoochee Tech
ALHS 1060 – Diet and Nutrition and ALHS 1090 – Medical Terminology
NAST 1100 – Nurse Aide Fundamentals
Post-Secondary Institutes to Study Certified Nursing Assistant
|• Albany State University
• Armstrong Atlantic State University
• Brenau University
• Chattahoochee Technical College
• Clark Atlanta University
• Clayton State University
• Coastal Georgia Community College
• Emory University
• Everest Institute
• Georgia Medical Institute
|• Georgia Perimeter College
• Georgia Southern University
• Georgia State University
• Kennesaw State University
• Medical College of Georgia
• Medix School
• Mercer University
• University of Georgia
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is a national student organization endorsed by the US Department of Education and the Healthcare Science Technology Education division of ACTE. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry and to enhance the delivery of quality healthcare to all people. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult and collegiate students enrolled in HSTE programs.