2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
    Jul 12, 2024  
2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate


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Program Description

The Certified Nursing Assistant certificate prepares students with rigorous classroom training and practice as well as the clinical experiences to perform a full range of patient care duties or services under nursing or medical direction. This includes taking vital signs, obtaining lab specimens, assisting with activities of daily living, observing and charting patient information, and reporting appropriate information to supervisors. In order to begin the clinical requirements, students must complete tuberculosis skin test, supply proof of immunization, undergo a background check, and submit to a drug screen test. Students who successfully complete the Certified Nursing Assistant certificate may be eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment program (NNAAP) which determines competency to become enrolled in the State Nurse Aide Registry. (Program Length: 2 Semester Minimum)

View the Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate Program Fact Sheet for additional information.

Employment Opportunities

Patient care assistants, nurse aides, nurse assistants, geriatric aides, hospital attendants. Regulations published by the U.S. Department of Education require institutions that participate in the Title IV student financial assistance programs to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs, two years earlier, that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs). Click here to review current Gwinnett Technical College data for the Certified Nursing Assistant certificate.

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