Begin your health care profession as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) by getting sound training at The Covenant by experienced instructors.
Becoming a CNA is a rewarding and honorable career. You are the “Heart” 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
- Interaction Skills
- Personal Care
YES, all in a fast paced, yet focused 2 week course. You will have (3) core learning methods:
- Lecture in a classroom setting
- Lab Practice at Covenant Academy
- 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 the 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.
- Minimum age of 18 years old
- TB Test within past 12 months or CXR past 2 years
- Criminal background check thu ICHAT** past 6 months
- 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.