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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate

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Program Advisors: Contact Michele Rupe, 467-3028 ( or Melissa Burns, 356-3650 (

Contact the Testing Center or Program Advisor for testing requirements. Testing requirements are based on the unique needs of the certificate program.

Certificate of Completion
Major Code - NURA.CERT

Prepares students with the necessary job skills and related technical information to work as an entry-level Nurse Aide in a long term care medical facility. The student learns to perform clerical functions such as obtaining and maintaining patient data, telephone etiquette, chain of command, OBRA and Ombudsman regulations.

Clinical functions include taking and recording vital signs; performing height and weight measurements for adults; measuring intake and output, infection control, restorative care, range of mation, assistance with activities of daily living and performing basic first aid and CPR procedures.

Upon completion of this curriculum, a certificate will be awarded. The certificate award enables the student to sit for the state certification exam.

A grade of C or higher is required for satisfactory completion of all courses in the curriculum. To continue in the program a student may repeat a course one time and may repeat no more than two courses while enrolled in the program. The term “repeat” shall be interpreted to mean re-enrollment following withdrawal, drop or unsatisfactory grade.

A student seeking entry into the Certified Nursing Assistant program must file a specific program application form and complete additional admission procedures as required. Application information is available on the program website.

Program Requirements

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