Quality Career Pathways Certification Descriptions
There are a variety of medical certifications out there. And it may be difficult to decide which one is right for you. This article may assist you with your search:
CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (CNA) CERTIFICATION
Become a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) in as little as TWO WEEKS
A Certified Nursing Assistant, or CNA, helps patients or clients with healthcare needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Working closely with patients in a health care facility, hospital or in their home, you’ll complete such tasks as checking vital signs, making up patient beds and assisting patients with personal tasks. In some cases, CNAs can also assist with basic medical procedures.
TUITION & TESTING: $525 (paid in full, other payment options available)
You may be asking yourself, what is the difference between a CNA and a PCA. Well, you can read about that HERE.
CERTIFIED MEDICATION AIDE (CMA) CERTIFICATION
Become a CMA (Certified Medication Aide) in as little as ONE WEEK
A Certified Medication Aide, or CMA, administers routine oral medications and is responsible for monitoring a patient’s vitals and behavior while on medication. The CMA training program will prepare you for work in a health care facility (e.g. Assisted Living, nursing facility, hospital) or in a residential setting (e.g. in-home care).
TUITION & TESTING: $340 (paid in full, 100% classroom, other payment options available)
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN (PHARM) CERTIFICATION
Become a Certified Pharmacy Technician in THREE Months
Quality Career Pathways Pharmacy Technician Program is a 12-week course that combines online learning, in-class checkpoints, and onsite training. Through a partnership with CHI Health, students will have the opportunity to experience both retail and inpatient settings.
Approximately 124 hrs online work
10 hours on campus checkpoints
32 hours externship at CHI Health
TUITION: $750 (Includes tuition, online study materials, practice test, exam application, one state exam)
PEDICATRIC CNA (PEDS) CERTIFICATION
Adapt your CNA skills for pediatrics in one day
The one-day Children’s Pediatric Program, based on curriculum written by Omaha’s Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, will teach you how to adapt your CNA skills in order to care for children. Additionally, it will prepare you to work within hospital and clinic settings.
HOURS: 7 (3.5 hrs online; 3.5 hrs classroom)
BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS) CERTIFICATION
Complete your Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification at Quality
Most hospitals and clinics require their CNA and CMA employees to also have their (BLS) Basic Life Support Certification from the American Heart Association. This includes skills such as proper CPR techniques, AED instruction and how to remove airway obstructions in both adults and infants.
TUITION & EXAM: $75
CNA REFRESHER CERTIFICATION
Go from lapsed status to an active status in ONE DAY with our CNA Refresher Class
Receive study materials in advance and receive three hours of additional training in our skills lab with a teacher. The small group setting of less than six students per class will give you confidence to pass the written and clinical skills exams held at the completion of the class.
HOURS: 3 classroom + testing
TUITION & TESTING: $150
The staff often receives the question, “Why don’t you offer a phlebotomy certification?” While the demand for phlebotomists is high, you don’t necessarily need formal training to apply for a job. Learn more about all the reasons why we do not offer this certifications HERE.