The Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program at Matrix Educational Center, Inc. can be completed in 5 to 8 weeks. Please check the Class Schedule page for more information.
Topics Covered in the CNA training:
- Nurse Assistant Care
- Nutrition Monitoring
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Vital Signs Monitoring
- Body Mechanics
- Basic Life Support
- Infection Control
- Safety Practices in Patient Care
- Mobility Assistance Techniques
- Communication Skills in a Healthcare Setting
- Symptom Control
- Assisting Patient with Activities of Daily Living
- Age-Specific Care Techniques
Pre-Requisites for CNA Training:
- First Aid Certification
- Criminal Background Checks
- CPR Certification
- High School Diploma or GED
- Vaccinations and Free from Communicable Diseases
- Drug Testing
The focus of this course is basic patient care principles and the role of the nursing assistant. Once the course is completed, the student should be able to demonstrate proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill the role of a nursing assistant. In addition, students will be able to demonstrate professional behavior and employer expectation for the nursing assistant field.
The nursing assistant course is 120 hours training consisting of classroom hours and clinical hours. The clinical portion of the training is conducted at our facility and at a long term care facility. All instruction is given by registered nurses. At the end of each course, each student should be able to demonstrate basic nursing assistant care to clients of all ages in a health or home care setting. They will be taught to perform comfort and personal care measures, and provide basic emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual, support to clients. They will also be taught to cooperate with healthcare team members to coordinate delivery of nursing assistant care, to seek guidance when necessary, and to demonstrate skilled procedures in a safe and therapeutic manner to meet federal and state mandates.