Our Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) training program is approved by the Department of Health and Hospitals and utilizes one of DHH’s approved curricula.  The program is designed to give the participant an opportunity to certify in two weeks. The curriculum hours are a total of 80 hours which include 40 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of clinical experience.  All instructors are Registered or Licensed Practical Nurses approved by the Department of Health and Hospitals and approved to teach Nurse Assistant Training Courses.

Our facility is located at The Elms at Bluebonnet, 4580 Bluebonnet Blvd., Suite B, in the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The classroom is equipped with audio-visual and training tables with chairs which comfortably seats a maximum of 23 students. The usual class size is 10-15 students. A 46 inch flat screen TV is used for AV and power point presentations.

Our Skills Lab is simulated to represent a hospital room equipped with a hospital bed, bed side table, wheelchair, IV pole and other medical equipment.

Program Overview

CNA certification courses include both hands-on experience at facilities and basic biology and health coursework with an emphasis on areas such as an introduction to healthcare, communication and interpersonal skills, basic nursing skills, body systems structure and function, infection control, safety/emergency procedure, CPR-cardiopulmonary resuscitation.  Course participants are prepared for an entry level position and can seek employment in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home health agencies. Upon successfully completing the program, the trainees are certified and registered as a Certified Nurse Aide in the state of Louisiana.

 

Program Curriculum

WEEK 1

WEEK 2

Successful Nursing Assistant Care

Chapter

Lecture Hours

Lab Hours

Clinical Hours

PART 1

8

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • The Nursing Assistant in Long-Term Care

Chapter  1

1

 

 

  • Communication Skills

Chapter 3

1

1

 

  • Communication Challenges

Chapter 4

1

 

 

Infection Control

Chapter 6

1.5

2

 

  • The Immune and Lymphatic Systems

Chapter 24

.5

 

 

PART 2

8

Safety and Emergency Procedures

 

 

 

 

  • The Circulatory or Cardiovascular System

Chapter 19

1

1

 

  • Safety and Body Mechanics

Chapter 7

1

1

 

  • Emergency Care, First Aid and Disasters

Chapter 8

1

1

 

  • Positioning, Moving and Lifting

Chapter 11

1

1

 

PART 3

8

Resident’s Rights and Promoting Resident’s Rights

 

 

 

 

  • Ethical and Legal Issues

Chapter 2

.5

 

 

  • The Integumentary System

Chapter 18

1

1

 

Mental Health and Social Service Needs

 

 

 

 

  • Diversity and Human Needs and Development

Chapter 5

.5

 

 

  • The Respiratory System

Chapter 20

1

1

 

  • Rehabilitation and Restorative Care

Chapter 25

1

1

 

  • End of Life Care

Chapter 27

.5

.5

 

PART 4

8

Basic Nursing Skills

 

 

 

 

  • Bedmaking and Unit Care

Chapter 10

.5

1

 

  • Personal Care

Chapter 12

1

1

 

  • Vital Signs

Chapter 13

1

1

 

  • Nutrition and Fluid Balance

Chapter 14

1

.5

 

  • Admission, Transfer, Discharge and Physical Exams

Chapter 9

1

 

 

PART 5

 

 

 

8

The Gastrointestinal System

Chapter 15

1

1

 

The Urinary System

Chapter 16

.5

.5

 

The Musculoskeletal System

Chapter 21

1

1

 

The Nervous System

Chapter 22

1

1

 

The Endocrine System

Chapter 23

.5

.5

 

80 TOTAL CLOCK  HOURS

22

18

40

 

Course Requirements


Costs associated with the course requirements below are included in the course fee.  Every student must:

Identify Verification - All students must have valid legal identification and be at least 18 years old
Medical Tests - Physical Exam, TB Test, Drug Test
Criminal Background Check - Students must be cleared of any criminal convictions before entrance into the course.

Upon successful completion of the program, the appropriate form will be submitted to the Louisiana Nurse Aide Registry so that the nurse aide may receive certification.

 

Registration and Pricing

This program requires a total of 80 hours for two weeks, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  We offer one course each month.  New students must register two weeks prior to the course in which you want to enroll.

 

There is a non-refundable registration fee of $150.

 

Total Program Tuition: $750.00

 

$375.00 with the signing of the enrollment certificate and the balance of $375.00 to be paid upon entrance. This tuition includes: Registration fee, tuition, liability insurance, books, physical exam, TB skin test, drug test, criminal background check, 1 uniform, and the final exam fee.

 

Payment Method:  Money Order, Checks, Cashier check, Cash

 

The registration packet includes:

  1. Copy of School Catalog
  2. Registration and Enrollment Agreement Form
  3. Physical Form with instruction for physical exam, TB test and drug screen
  4. Request for Background Check Form

 

[ ] Complete Registration and Enrollment Agreement Form

[ ] Registration Fee $150.00

[ ] Complete Physical Form with instruction for physical, TB Test, and Drug Screen

[ ] Complete Form for Background Check

[ ] First Payment of $375.00 is due with signing of the enrollment form and the balance of $375.00 to be paid upon entrance

 

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CONTACT US!

(225) 335-4705

 

"AHCI went above and beyond to make sure I received my CNA certification. Thank you Ms. Growe!"

 

~ J. Williams