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.

Admissions Requirements

1. Complete, submit and agree to terms in the “Application for Enrollment” and this Program Bulletin.
2. Negative PPD/TST Skin or Negative Chest x-ray within 1 year is required before clinical rotation.
3. Consent to submit to criminal background check and drug screen. A felony may constitute disqualification.
4. Registration and minimum deposit is required for each program (see fee schedule for details).
5. Current Immunization Records
Tuition, Fees and Certification
Tuition: $850.00 (includes State Certification Written and Skills and loaner Textbook)
Student uniform: approximately $25.00
State Certification: $112.00 for the Written and Clinical Skills Exams
PPD (Tuberculosis Skin Test $20)

Payment Plans and Sponsorship Programs

Tuition is due prior to clinical rotation. However, students may obtain sponsorship through a Nursing Home, 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.

Required Text(s)

Nursing Assistant Basics Textbook and Workbook 4th ed. by Hartman Publishing, Inc.

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 Certified Nursing 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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