• Medical Training Institute of New York

Certified Nurse Assistant

A Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) provides direct care to patients in nursing homes and clinics or extended-care facilities. CNA’s responsibilities include feeding and bathing patients and specimen collection. A CNA also participates in rehabilitation and therapy programs under the supervision of a Registered nurse

Overview

A Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) provides direct care to patients in nursing homes and clinics or extended-care facilities. CNA’s responsibilities include feeding and bathing patients and specimen collection. A CNA also participates in rehabilitation and therapy programs under the supervision of a Registered nurse.

What Nursing Assistants What Nursing Assistants Do

Nursing assistants, sometimes called nursing aides, provide basic care and help patients with activities of daily living. Orderlies transport patients and clean treatment areas.

Nursing assistants and orderlies work as part of a healthcare team under the supervision of licensed practical or licensed vocational nurses and registered nurses.

Nursing assistants provide basic care and help with activities of daily living. They typically do the following:

  • Clean and bathe patients
  • Help patients use the toilet and dress
  • Turn, reposition, and transfer patients between beds and wheelchairs
  • Listen to and record patients’ health concerns and report that information to nurses
  • Measure patients’ vital signs, such as blood pressure and temperature
  • Serve meals and help patients eat

Nursing assistants are often the principal caregivers in nursing and residential care facilities. Nursing assistants often develop relationships with their patients because some patients stay in these facilities for months or years.

Program Summary

WHO WILL BENEFIT

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Those Considering Nursing

If your goal is to become a nurse, starting out as a CNA is a great opportunity to explore the nursing field. You'll get the chance to work alongside LPNs and RNs in a variety of healthcare settings, earning invaluable experience and skills along the way.

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Aspiring Medical Professionals

Working as a CNA gives many of us our first taste of working in the medical field. You might gain inspiration to continue that career path and get a more in-depth understanding of the medical world. It's okay to share this desire with your interviewer. It shows your dedication to the field and a willingness to learn.

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Job Stability

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects approximately 174,000 job opening for CNAs each year between 2019 and 2029. An aging population, along with a nationwide nursing shortage across all levels of nursing, translates to a high level of job stability throughout the end of the decade.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Length of Curriculum: 125 Clock hours

The 125 clock hours of Certified Nurse Assistant consist of 85 hours Didactic, 10 hours Lab 30 hours of Internship.

Program Type Learning Modality Hours
Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Didactic
  • Clinical Skill Lab
  • Clinical Internship
  • 85
  • 10
  • 30
Total Hours 125

This course is also part of our Patient Care Technician program—consisting of Certified Nurse Assistant, EKG, and Phlebotomy—available for $2,600.

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Nurse Program Director: Alder Davis, MSN, RN

Instructors: Alder Davis, MSN, RN

Program Curriculum

Curriculum Summary

Program requirements:

In order to earn a Certificate of Completion, and take NHA Examination, Students must complete this material and skills material of Unit II and III prior to beginning internship, Students must thoughtfully complete all 6 Units, including satisfactory completion of Internship.

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Units Modules Clinical Lab Skills Takeaways

UNIT 1 Basics Of Being A Rchf Nurse Assistant

  • Theories of basic human needs
  • Diversity
  • The resident, resident's family, visitors(others)*
  • The health care team
  • Micro organisms
  • The process of infection
  • Medical asepsis
  • Universal Precautions
  • Exposure control
  • OSHA
  • Environmental
  • Resident risk factors
  • Accidents and incidents
  • Disaster plan
  • Responding to emergency codes
  • Fire safety
  • Choking and Heimlich maneuver
  • Physical effects of aging process
  • Abuse.
  • Respect of all personal belongings
  • Restraint safety
  • Hand washing
  • Using an ABC fire extinguisher
  • Heimlich Maneuver
  • Applies waist restraint
  • Measuring an axillary temperature with an electronic thermometer
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills (Core Values)
  • Infection Control
  • Safety and Emergency Procedures, incl. Heimlich Maneuver
  • Promoting Residents' Independence
  • Respecting Residents’ Rights
  • Maintaining care & security of resident's personal possessions
  • Avoiding the need for restraints
Units Modules Clinical Lab Skills Takeaways

UNIT 2 Basic Nursing Skills

  • Developmental tasks that occur with the aging Process
  • How to respond to resident behaviors
  • Modifying aide’s behavior in response to resident’s behavior
  • Allowing the resident to make personal choices, providing and reinforcing other behavior consistent with the resident’s dignity.
  • Care of the Home & Personal Belongings
  • Family as a source of emotional support
  • Hand washing
  • Using an ABC fire extinguisher
  • Heimlich Maneuver
  • Applies waist restraint
  • Changes in behavior and body, concept of loss
  • Human behavior (Negative behavior Appropriate interventions
  • Therapeutic intervention Verbally and/or physically aggressive behavior Inappropriate or self- destructive behavior
  • Personal choice and a sense of control Cultural diversity Resident dignity Resident confidentiality
  • Who is family Family reaction to placement Family adjustment to placement Family dynamics
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THE MTI ADVANTAGE

  • Experience Faculty and Staff
  • 100% Medical and Healthcare Programs
  • State-of-the-Art Medical Equipment’s
  • State-of-the-Art Classrooms
  • All instructors are Practitioners in their field
  • Workshops to enter the Workforce
  • Guaranteed Internships/Externships (Hands on Training)
  • Affiliated with top Hospitals and clinics
  • Career Development Skill
  • Job placement Assistant

Total Program Cost:

Program Certified Nurse Assistant
Hours 125
Registration Fee $50.00
Tuition $1,200.00
Clinical & Lab Fee $130.00
Books & Technology Fees $120.00
Uniform Fee $100.00
Total Program Cost $1,600

Fees

Registration Fee

A non-refundable Registration Fee of $50.00 was due during registration to reserve a seat.

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Clinical/Lab Fee

Clinical/Lab Fee is used to cover the cost of Liability insurance policy and student lab operations and to provide students with Liability Insurance at clinical rotation internship sites.

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Books & Technology Fees:

Books and Technology Fee provide students with Online Learning Resources, the learning management system, eBooks, and the student portal.

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Uniform Fee

Uniform Fee is used to provide students with school logo uniforms, including 3 sets of scrubs and one Lab coat.

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Tuition

Tuition for the Certified Nurse Assistant is $1,200.00, and a total cost of $1,600.00 for the entire program, with tuition payments due as follows, and the non-tuition fees, are non-refundable once classes have begun.

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Quarter Hours Total Cost Per Quarter
1 125 $1600

Schedule of Sessions

9:00AM-1:00PM

Morning Classes

The day program will be

4 hours per day Monday- Friday.

20 hours per week for approximately 5 weeks.

6:00 PM- 10:00PM

Evening Schedule

The Evening program will be

4 hours per day Monday- Friday.

20 hours per week for approximately 5 weeks.

10:AM- 3:00PM

Weekend Schedule

The weekend program will be

8 hours per day Saturdays and Sundays,

16 hours per week for approximately 8 weeks