(Academic of Excellence)
The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training program is designed to prepare the future professional to pursue a career in the health care industry. The CNA is a noble, rewarding career choice and is a vitally important part of a medical team.
During their training students learn nursing skills, including: taking and recording the patient’s respirations, pulse rate, temperature and blood pressure and to learn how to respond properly to emergencies.
In addition to the nursing skills our students are also trained to apply safe and accurate methods to assist patients in many activities of daily living such as bathing and hygiene, toileting, eating, dressing, and making beds, transporting patients, positioning and modest exercise such as moving and walking.
The CNA will work under the direction and supervision of Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) as well as other helpful medical staff.
The CNA can work in a variety of different health care settings. These include hospitals, physician’s offices, home health agencies, nursing homes, private homes, and mental health institutions. The CNA must complete a minimum of 85 hours of training and pass a certification exam.
The future job prospects for the CNA look very good. There is an expected 21-35 percent* growth in the CNA job market over the next decade and the salary ranges from $25,000 – $30,000 per year.
This exceptional growth is attributed to the rapidly growing elderly population that will demand more emphasis on rehabilitation and long term care requiring the services of the CNA.
Contact American Healthcare CNA School today at 206-838-4094 or fax: 206-535-7731 or browse the website for more information about registration and fees or our calendar.