Nurse Assistant I (169 Hours)

Nurse Assistant I (169 Hours)

This state required course is designed for those wishing to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). This class consists of classroom work, lab, and clinical rotations. At the end of the course a separate state approved agency administers the competency testing for a fee of $101. Six days of clinical rotation will be scheduled starting as early as 6:30 a.m. Some weekend classes and lab particiipation may also be requirred by clinical site and random drug screenings may be conducted.

Training Includes:
• Dressing, bathing, and skin care
• Feeding, mouth, and hair care
• Making beds 
• Toileting assistance and catheter care; bowel and bladder care
• Taking vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, etc.)
• Helping patients walk
• Assisting with range-of-motion exercises 
• Helping wheelchair-bound patients using safe patient handling devices
• Turning and positioning bedridden patients regularly
• Safety awareness, observing, reporting, and documentation
• Performing postmortem care.

Admissions Requirements:
• Provide two forms of identification (driver’s license and social security card) at registration 
• Copy of immunization record including a TB screening and results within the past year
• Other immunizations may be required including Hepatitis B, varicella, and current influenza. (Waivers of some immunizations may be acceptable) 
• Tetanus shots for some clinical sites. 

Cost of Class:
• Tuition/Registration $180
• Liability Insurance $13
• Text $46 (subject to change)
• Cost of CPR card 
• Student handbook $13
• Optional accident insurance $1.20.

Other Fees:
• State test $101
• Drug screening for clinical site
• Background check for clinical site.

1/16-5/10, TTh, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
*clinical hours will vary

$180 plus text and fees 
Newland 828.733.5883 

5/21-7/18, MW, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 
*clinical hours will vary 
$180 plus text and fees
Mitchell   828.766.1298 

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