cna-classes

Begin your health care profession as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) by getting your sound training at Covenant Academy by experienced instructors.

Becoming a CNA is rewarding and honorable as its practice is essential in the overall operations of any health care facility or home health care agency.

Our students learn about the Nurse Aide’s role in long-term care facilities. We cover topics such as:

  • Infection Control Safety
  • Body Mechanics
  • Bed Making, Personal Hygiene Assistance and Patient Care
  • Vital Signs Monitoring
  • Interaction Skills
  • Elimination
  • Nutrition
  • Personal Care

YES, all in a fast paced, yet focused 2 week course. You will have (3) core learning methods:

  1. Lecture in a classroom setting
  2. Lab Practice at Covenant Academy
  3. Clinical experience at a local Long Term Care Facility

When you have successfully completed the program, you will receive a certificate, making you eligible to take the State Exam administered by Prometric. After passing exam you officially can use title: C. N. A. (Certified Nurse Assistant).

Our students emerge to the Clinical setting after 16 hours are mastered in the Lab practicum. Skills are practiced on Ms. Marvella (the manikin). After successfully completing 16 hours in the Lab Practicum; they are eligible to go to the clinical rotation. Clinical rotation is done by a State certified Train the Trainer instructor at a local Long Term Care Facility.

Are you interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)? If so, then you will need to start by making sure you meet the basic requirements for CNA licensing. These requirements can vary from state to state, but generally, the requirements are as follows.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Minimum age of 18 years old
  2. TB Test within past 12 months or CXR past 2 years
  3. Criminal background check thu ICHAT** past 6 months
  4. A $305 deposit to reserve your seat in the class

Some misdemeanors/felonies  can prohibit you from working in healthcare.  Please visit: www.reentry.mplp.org or speak with our Administrator.

~ YOU MUST WEAR WHITE SCRUBS ONLY WITH SCHOOL PATCH RIGHT SHOULDER

~ NON-SKID NEUTRAL COLOR SHOES

Clinical training is critical to your success as a Certified Nurse Aide. It is also a mandatory part of CNA classes in most states, comprising of 16 to 100 hours of the total training. The training at a long term care center or other approved facility provides the outlet for nurse aide students to put their conceptual knowledge into practice. Students work directly under the supervision of a Registered Nurse instructor and sometimes get the opportunity to shadow Certified Nurse Aides during the training. Without this opportunity to provide direct care in a real-world environment, you won’t have the training required to pass the skills component of your state’s nurse aide competency evaluation. Apart from providing the environment for hands-on learning, clinical experience should reinforce patient safety and comfort, the importance of infection control and respect for patients’ rights.

Dress Code:

  • White Scrubs are to be worn each day to class with closed in shoes.  
School patch is placed on right shoulder.

 

** CLINICAL IS AN UNPAID REQUIREMENT & YOU MUST HAVE OWN TRANSPORTATION **

CLINICAL TIMES CAN START AS EARLY AS (6:30 AM) FOR DAYS AND (2:30 PM) FOR EVENINGS.  CLINICAL INFORMATION GIVEN FIRST DAY OF CLASS.  NO CLINICAL DAYS CAN BE MISSED.

Tuition of $650 includes:

  • N.A. Workbook *
  • Lab equipment fees
  • Clinical rotation & practicum
  • All handouts /Prep Exams
  • Exam prep/review

Other Costs

  • Notebook/Pen
  • White scrub top & bottoms **
  • State Exam: $125.00 – Payable to Prometric

* Book on loan
** White Scrubs are to be worn each day to class with closed in shoes.  
School patch is placed on right shoulder.

If you  cancel after you registered; you forfeit $55 of your deposit. If you  cancel 15 days or less or a no show first day of class; FULL DEPOSIT IS WITHHELD – NO EXCEPTIONS.  ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE IN WRITING. You do have the option to leave deposit with Covenant and use within 6 months with no penalty, except minus the $55 cancellation fee. A check for balance will be mailed within 30 days.