Nursing Assistant

Please note prices are subject to change.

Course Description

The Certified Nursing Assistant is the foundation or basis of nursing care. In addition, program completion and certification opens doors to many opportunities in the field of healthcare. CNA's are taught to work in long-term care and to assist in the activities of daily living. These basic care skills ensure quality of life for residents in facilities, homes, and hospitals.

The class consists of 60 hours of classroom/lab instruction and 40 hours clinical hands-on care. Experienced instructors will guide you through classroom lectures, lab practice sessions and the clinical rotation.

CNA duties include: bathing, grooming, feeding patients who are unable to feed themselves, and taking and recording vital signs. In addition, using good communication skills, the nurse assistant observes and reports the patient's physical, mental and emotional conditions.

Employment Opportunities: Long-term care facilities, home health, and hospitals.

Drug screen will be done on the second day / evening of class. THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA MUST BE MET BEFORE REGISTERING:
* 18 years of age
* Able to read, write, and understand English to 8th Grade level
* ACCEPTABLE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK DONE - you may pick up packet at the Buck Mickel Center Registration Desk (directions in packet).

Special Note: During flu season, 9/1-3/31, all students attending clinical rotations, must have proof of current flu vaccine. Students unable to take the flu vaccine must provide documentation, from their physician, which states they are not to be inoculated.

Certification Testing and Fee: Upon successful completion of the Nursing Assistant training course, participants are prepared to take the state certification examination through NACES, an independent testing agency. A fee of $101 is required with the testing application. Applications for testing are completed on the final day of class and testing is scheduled on site and with the class.

For more information, call Sylvia Coltrane at 250-8405 or email

Dates:October 24 - December 8, 2016   Check for other Dates
Meets:M, Tu, W and Th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM , 25 session(s)
Location:BMC 241
Fee: $849.00

PLEASE NOTE: Physical lifting/exertion required. This course requires students to bend, lift, pull, push and stand/walk for long periods of time. REQUIRED: Must obtain a criminal background check either before or after registering but MUST be done before class begins. Final acceptance into the program is dependent upon the background check results. Cost is $35. SLED packet can be obtained at the Registration desk at the Buck Mickel Center. TB test and drug screening will be completed in class on second day. No refund will be given if drug screen is positive without proof that student is required to take prescription medication. Required Textbook: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care-The Basics, ISBN978-1-60425-014-5, approximate cost $27, available at Greenville Technical College bookstore. Failure of this class does not allow you a refund.

There are still openings remaining at this time.