The Nursing Assistant Training program that prepares students to act as a helpful liaison between the Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and the patient. A certified nursing assistant, or CNA, helps patients or clients with healthcare needs under the supervision of a RN or LPN.
Nursing Assistants may work in wide variety of settings which include long term care nursing facilities, hospitals, adult day care centers, assisted living facilities, or with additional training, home health care facilities, such as foster homes and care homes.
Nursing Assistants help to fulfill, improve, and promote basic quality of life needs. The Nursing Assistant provides basic personal care such as bathing, feeding, toileting, turning patients in bed, walking with various amounts of assistance, and transferring of patients. They perform simple procedures which include assisting with assessments, such as taking temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and measuring intake and output.
The Nursing Assistant Training course curriculum focuses on preparing students for the Hawaii State Prometric Nurse Aide Certification Examination.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
- 18 years of age or older
- High School graduate or GED equivalent
- Able to read, write, and communicate in English language
- No records of crimes, arrest, assault of any kind
- Valid photo ID card
- Physical Exam and TB Clearance (current within 1 year)