Medical & Health Certified Nursing Assistant Program (CNA) The increase in longevity and changes in the health care system has created an increased need for educated and skilled Nursing Assistants. Our CNA program is an excellent opportunity for you to acquire the occupational skills necessary to secure employment as a CNA. These jobs are ideal for people seeking flexible hours working in nursing homes, hospitals, doctors’ offices and health care facilities. Program includes: Anatomy & Physiology, Fundamentals of Patient Care and rotation in a residential health care facility. CPR/AED certification required. (See page 22 for additional information). Books and test fee NOT included in tuition. This certificate program will be offered at both Hostos Community College and CUNY on the Concourse. Coordinator: Alder Davis, MSN, RN M-Th
9:00am to 2:00pm 9/24-11/7/12
9:00am to 2:00pm 10/22-12/5/12
6:00pm to 9:00pm 10/29-1/17/13
6:00pm to 9:00pm 11/19-2/11/13
Prerequisites: 1. Proof of GED or High School Diploma 2. Students must attend an orientation session where a screening test will be administered 3. Only students with scores of 8.0 in Reading and 6.5 in Math will be admitted into the program
Orientation Dates: Thursday, September 20, 2012 10am to 1pm Thursday, October 18, 2012, 10am to 1pm Thursday, October 25, 2012, 6pm to 9pm
Increase your employability by going one step further: Our research on Employment Opportunities for graduates of a Certified Nursing Assistant Program tells us that students will need more skills in addition to the basic 130-hour CNA Certificate Program, in order to land a job. We are, therefore, expanding our CNA program to include this elective:
Patient Centered Care – A CNA Enhancement This course will provide you with the additional skills needed to fulfill the requirements to land a job as a CNA. Students will learn: Effective Communication Skills when working with the elderly; how to work with Alzheimer and dementia patients and their families; issues of elderly abuse; death, dying and grief; Managing Conflict; “It’s Not My Job”-an inter-disciplinary approach to working as a team; 100+ activities to do with the Elderly. Students will be introduced to computer literacy and Emergency Healthcare Records to acquire the new skills required by the Certified Nursing Assistant. Sat Fri
1:00pm to 4:00pm 6:00pm to 9:00pm
30 hrs. 30 hrs.
10 sessions 10 sessions
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