CNA Classes in Fayetteville, NC

The demand for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) is expected to increase by 21 percent by 2022. It is one of the fastest growing job opportunities in the nation. This demand is being driven by the continued shortage in nursing staff not only in US hospitals but also in other medical facilities. The cost of hiring visiting or “travel” nurses are also becoming an issue as desperate hospitals spend millions just to fill in the shortage and ensure patient safety.

 Nursing assistants play a big role in easing the nursing staff shortage. Several CNAs can work under the supervision of a single Registered Nurse and cost lesser to staff. That’s why quality and up-to-date training is important for CNAs. The job of Registered Nurses can’t be replaced by CNAs but well-trained CNAs can be delegated to basic but important patient care tasks that would otherwise be performed by single harried RN.

Miller-Motte College

There are six career paths to choose from in Miller-Motte College: Beauty and Wellness, Business, Legal & Protective Services, Technology, Skilled Trades, and Healthcare. For each career path, Miller-Motte provides flexible programs that help students find success in their chosen career.

The Nursing Assistant training program is one of the college’s purely on-campus programs. The focus of the program is to develop clinical and personal care skills needed in working with a healthcare team in different healthcare settings. Students should be able to safely transfer patients, collect and handle lab samples, dress and groom patients, perform safety and infection control procedures, and can understand and use medical terminology.

The NA program leads to a Certificate of Completion in as short as three months. The program is for a total of 130 clock hours.

Prospective students can apply for admission all throughout the year.  There will be a personal interview and a Smarter Measure Assessment. Applicants should present a proof of prior education (high school diploma or GED certificate). Background checks are part of the admission requirement but drug tests may or may not be required by externship institutions later on in the program.

The cost of the program is $700 but there is also an additional cost for the textbook(s). The Nursing Assistant training program is not regulated by ACICS so it is not eligible for Title-IV provisions.

Miller-Motte offers a Lifetime Career Assistance for all graduates.

Contact the Miler-Motte College Admissions Representatives by phone (800-705-9182) or request for more information here.

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) offers more than 200 programs that lead to a certificate, associate, or diploma degrees. FTCC’s 300 full-time and 500 part-time faculty members are hands-on and highly skilled.

The college’s Nurse Aide 1 program’s curriculum is regulated by the Division of Health Services Regulation. The program can either be taken as a certificate (two semesters) or a diploma (three semesters) program. Graduates qualify for the North Carolina NACES Exam and are included in the North Carolina Nurse Aide 1 Registry. They also qualified to take the Nurse Aide II course, the Associate Degree Nursing, or Nuclear Medicine program.

Topics covered in the course include growth and development, personal care, vital signs, nutrition, medical asepsis, therapeutic activities, communication skills, accident and fire safety, catheterization, tracheostomy care, dressing, oxygen therapy, environment and equipment management, family resources and services, job legalities, and employment skills.

Requirements and prerequisites include a CPR certificate, TB skin test, and vaccination documentation. These requirements should be passed two weeks before classes commence.

The program costs about $1,388. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Contact FTCC’s Health Department Chair by phone (910-678-9868) or visit their website for more information.

Care One Health Training Institute

With campuses in Raleigh and Fayetteville, Care One Health Training Institute aims to provide the community with competent healthcare workers through excellent clinical and patient care training. The institute offers certified healthcare courses including four nurse aide courses: Nurse Aide 1 (CNA 1), Nurse Aide 1 Refresher, Nurse Aide 2 (CNA 2), Nurse Aide 2 (CNA 2) Competency. There are also basic, hybrid online, and online courses.

The Nurse Aide 1 program clocks at 105 hours. About 65 hours are spent on classroom and laboratory instruction. The remaining 40 hours are dedicated to clinical training.  An online hybrid program is also available. There would be 32 hours’ worth of online instruction, 41 hours of laboratory instruction, seven hours of on-site classroom instruction, and 40 hours of clinical training.

Topics include proficiency in collecting and recording vital signs, personal and rehabilitative care, interpersonal and social skills, and safety procedures. The course is in preparation for the State Competency Exam.

The CNA1 course has six class options: 4-week weekday classes from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; 5-week MWF classes from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; 7-week MTTh classes from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; 8-week online hybrid TTH classes from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; 12-week online hybrid TTH night classes from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; 10-week weekend Friday and Saturday classes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Minor students can be accepted to take the course if they present proof completing at least eighth grade, GED certificate, or high school diploma. The institute will also require an interview with a parent or guardian.

The course costs $625 and includes both tuition fee and books. There is also a $25 non-refundable registration fee.

Contact the Care One Health Training Institute Fayetteville location by phone (910- 229-3242) or visit their website and fill in a contact form.

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