Academic Programs



​​COURSE OBJECTIVES:   Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
1.    Discuss OBRA law as written for long-term care.
2.    Understand levels of care, and types of facilities.
3.    Understand legal and ethical responsibilities of a CNA.
4.    Understand the role of a CNA as a member of the health care team.
5.    Define common medical terms and abbreviations used in health care.
6.    Demonstrate competency and proficiency in the following categories of skills and
         1.  Competency in skills necessary to care for client’s needs.
         2.  Competency in skills necessary to maintain or improve client’s functioning.
         3.  Communicate and interact competently with clients, family members, and care team
              members in a one-to-one conversation.
         4.  Demonstrate behavior which protects, supports and promotes patient/residents rights.
         5.  Demonstrate safety and effective infection control practices.
         6.  Administer and safely meet basic personal care needs of clients.  For example, provide a    
                safe environment; meet clients’ physical needs through activities such as bathing,
              dressing, feeding, and elimination or toileting.
         7.  Competently perform vital signs and distinguish normal and abnormal results.
         8.  Demonstrate skills in observation, reporting, and documentation in the clinical record.
         9.  Identify the importance of Nutritional requirements and demonstrate feeding
       10.  Demonstrate the role of the CNA in admission, transfer, and discharge procedures.
       11.  Demonstrate competency in basic nursing skills required for maintaining an appropriate

               patient environment, providing maintenance of supportive and preventive devices,
               providing assistance with activities of daily living, providing assistance with elimination,
               nutrition, and hydration, and for gathering important data.       
       12.  Demonstrate competency in elimination activities while providing for privacy and
               maintaining dignity.
       13.  Discuss the role of the CNA in skin care and strategies for prevention of complications.
       14.  Unsterile warm and cold applications.
       15.  Care to clients with special needs.
       16.  End of life care.
       17.  Care to clients with cognitive impairment.

Online Availability       Web-Enhanced - Class/Lab/Clinical
Semester Deadline         Fall (Aug 1) Spring (Jan 11) Summer (May 1)

Length of Program        6 weeks 100 Clock Hours

Credit Hours                    3

Online Availability

Prequesites                       18 y/o, High School Diploma or GED, Current CPR and TB, Physical, Drug Screening, Immunization