Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Approved by Georgia Dept of Community Health

 

Course Overview

This 90-hour course provides the required training by the State of Georgia for State certification of nursing assistants. Students are prepared to work in long term care, and are trained in basic nursing assistant procedures including infection prevention and control, residents’ rights, transferring and positioning techniques, and obtaining vital signs.

 

Required Text(s)

Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics by Hartman Publishing, Inc.   5th Edition Textbook and Workbook

 

Admissions Requirements
  1. Complete, submit and agree to terms in the “Application for Enrollment”.
  2. Provide ID and Social Security Card.
  3. Consent to submit to criminal background check. (A felony may constitute disqualification.)
  4. Negative PPD/TBT Skin Test or Negative Chest x-ray (must be within 6 months).
  5. Current Immunization Records
  6. Registration and Minimum Deposit –required for each program (see fee schedule for details)

 

Tuition, Fees and Certification

Tuition: $699 (includes Loaner Textbook)
Application Fee: $50 (non- refundable)
Background Check: $35
CPR/AED & First Aid AHA Training and Certification: $62
Uniforms: $25

Georgia Nurse Aide Certification Exam: $112

 

Sponsorship Programs

Students may obtain sponsorship through a Nursing Home or Vocational Rehab before beginning class and the tuition and other fees will be waivered.
Student’s utilizing the sponsorship programs must have a “letter of intent” signed by the facility administrator by the second session of class.

 

Two Payment Plans I & II:

Plan I: Eight Hundred Seventy-One ($871.00) paid in full before class begins.

Plan II: Down payment of Three Hundred Fifty Dollars ($350.00) before class begins and three (3) payments of One Hundred Fifty-Seven Dollars ($157) due on Thursday of each week. 1st payment due the first week of class.

(All payments are required to be paid in cash, money order or credit card.)

For students who choose payment plan II, all payments must be made in full on the due date (Thursday) prior to the first day of clinical rotation. Certificate of completion will not be given and the student will not be scheduled for the Certification Exam until all payments are made in full. Certification exam will be scheduled within 10 days of program completion and on receipt of certification of completion from Heritage Health Career Center, Inc. Re-testing fees and test rescheduling are the student’s responsibility.

 

Program Acceptance Standards

To be accepted into Heritage Health Career Center's (HHCC) program, each applicant must understand and meet the following program acceptance standards and verify such by signing this ENROLLMENT APPLICATION. Failure to meet and accept these standards will result in an admission denial:

Applicant must be physically able to bend, kneel and lift.
Applicant must be able to communicate clearly using the English language due to its exclusive use by the instructors and its predominant use by medical terms and medical facilities. This includes the ability to understand written and spoken English plus the ability to speak clearly, to be clearly understood, to read written English and to write clearly using the English language. All aspects of the HHCC use ONLY the English language for all communications, including the textbooks.
Applicant must be able to work and interact competently with other people.
Applicant must be legally eligible to work or train in the United States and must possess a valid social security number.
Applicant must not test positive for tuberculosis or Hepatitis B.
Applicant must have NO felony or misdemeanor in ANY state involving ANY sex related crimes or ANY crimes related to: murder, attempted murder, assault, battery, kidnapping, abduction of a minor, aggravated menacing, aggravated robbery, grand theft, patient abuse ,patient neglect, Medicaid fraud, insurance fraud or ANY convictions involving the abuse, neglect, or harassment of a minor or an elderly person. ANY convictions involving methamphetamine will also result in an admission denial.

There will be no night clinical rotations.

 

Goals of the Program

Prepare the student to work as a Medical Assistant in a variety of health care settings such as the hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, mobile services, etc.
Acquire a basic working knowledge of medical terminology.
Become familiar and learn the basic structure, functions and interaction of each body system.
Discuss the pathway from patient contact through the diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and financial aspects of medical care.
Demonstrate the strict safety standards needed to protect self, patients, employees and employers.
Explain the legal, cultural and ethical issues and regulations within healthcare.

Perform all clinical duties expected of clinical medical assistant.

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