CNA Training in Nevada
This article posted at the CNA Certification and Training blog. CNA in Nevada is a wise career choice. To many people the basic definition, the professional value, and the employment outlook for a Certified Nursing Assistant is not known. The CNA position is usually a excellent launch pad for future nursing (Registered Nurse LN & Licensed Practical Nurse LPN) and opportunities of employment in healthcare field which need higher education. The person holding this position provides support services to doctors and nurses, and she/he helps the patients in daily needs and performs duties like, bathing, toileting, dressing, feeding, transfer of patients, taking vital signs such as record blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration, weight and height. Also, may keep some health records, and contribute to proper operating and maintaining of medical equipment. The first step to work someone as CNA in state of Nevada, requires successful completion of a CNA training program that has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing. Then, she/he need to pass the competency exam and to added on the Nevada Nurse Aide Registry. There are training programs available across the state, at community colleges, technical and vocational schools, online schools, American Red Cross, hospitals, nursing homes and other institutions, that meet the national guidelines and Federal regulations. In most cases, the training programs can be completed in a few months.
Nevada CNA Training Programs There are twenty CNA programs available in state of Nevada, and the Board of Nursing require the candidate be at least eighteen years old, to has a high school diploma or GED certificate and clean criminal record for entrance. Nevada CNA training requires the minimum number of federal study hours, which include lectures, labs, and clinical work. Each program require a minimum of 75 hours of instruction, with classroom and laboratory work at least 60 hours. CNA program topics cover basic nursing skills, communication and interpersonal relationships,
privacy, safety and emergency procedures, infection control, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, caring for patients with cognitive disorders, and many other nursing related topics. The fees required to be submitted during enrollment in approved training program and may range from $500 to $2000.
CNA Certification Exam in Nevada (NV) The competency exam covers nursing fundamentals and each examinee must be passed within two years of completing a CNA training program. The exams are administered by Prometric in state of Nevada, and several training schools have National Nurse Aide Competency Exam (NNACE) tests. The total cost is usually about $120. An examinee will give a written test, which includes a multiple-choice questions related to theoretical knowledge, and a skills evaluation, in which examinee has to demonstrate the clinical skills under supervision of a registered nurse. Asked to perform 5 skills chosen at random from a set of 25 skills which learned during the CNA training. It is necessary to pass both sections and allowed three attempts to pass the CNA certification exam, and then to registered on the Nevada Nurse Aide Registry, where keeps a record of all the Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) in the state. If the examinee fails the certification exam three times consecutively, he will be required to re-take the CNA training. In Nevada, nursing assistant certificate is renewed in every 2 years, CNA must has worked for 40 hours as a paid employee and to has 24 hours of continuing education during the same period. Recertification fee is $40.
CNA Jobs in Nevada In state of Nevada, the wages can increase beyond their current rates, providing a very substantial income. As it is a promising career, CNAs can work in several different facilities including assisted living facilities, adult day care facilities, nursing homes, home care, personal homes, long-term care and hospice, rehabilitation centers, and to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and medical centers in the state including the Desert Springs Hospital, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Spring Valley Hospital and Sunrise Hospital.
Important Contacts for Certified Nursing Assistant American Nurses Association National Association of School Nurses (NASN) National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Nevada State Board of Nursing Nevada Dept of Health & Human Services Nevada State Nurses Association
Nevada Student Nurses Association Nevada State Association of School Nurses Prometric CNA Training in Nevada
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