BECOME A CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (CNA) TODAY
Imagine a job that rewards you for caring about others… that is exciting and challenging… a job where you make a difference. Whether you’re just starting your career or ready for a change, now is the time to consider becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant, referred to in most states as a (CNA).
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, nursing home, long-term care facility, or in their own 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 practical nurses with basic medical procedures.
The Quality Career Pathways Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program Details:
The CNA Course Will Teach You
The skills of a nurse assistant (CNA) and their role within a health care team
Effective communication skills to interact with staff, co-workers, faculty, and other members of the healthcare team
The important privacy and security of patients and others
76 Hour Course including instruction, training and testing
Traditional and Online Hybrid formats available
Traditional: 76 hrs classroom
Online Hybrid: 44 hrs online prior to 32 hrs in the classroom
Tuition & Testing
- State Written Exam: $35
- State Clinical Exam: $50
- No additional fees (i.e., immunizations, equipment, clothing, testing, etc.)
- NOTE: Not all schools include testing fees with registration resulting in an additional payment to a 3rd party at a later date. Testing is INCLUDED with QCP payment at time of registration.
- Payment plans available
- Textbook $40 (optional self-study)
- Skills Book $15 (optional self-study)
Requirements To Enroll
- Be at least 16 years old
- Ability to speak, read, write & understand English
- Aware of & within the eligibility requirements for placement on the State Nurse Aide Registry
- In good physical health and able to lift 25 pounds
- Attend class at Quality Career Pathways in Omaha, NE
CNA Certification Testing
- Written and Clinical exams are completed at the school in Omaha, NE and included with registration payment.
MULTIPLE SCHEDULE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
The CNA Course is our most popular, so we offer several different was to take it. First, choose of you’d like to take all your coursework in-person on our Omaha campus, or take a portion of the class online and finish in-person.
Next, decide when you want to take your in-person hours. We offer classes during the day Monday through Friday, evenings Monday through Friday, or daytime classes on the weekend.
Last, new for this year, we have a course that occurs during regular ‘school hours’. This was created to help parents with school-aged children. You can drop the kids off, attend your class, and be back in time for the pick up line. Head on over to the CNA Calendar to pick the option that is right for you.
EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK FOR CNAs
After successful completion of our CNA program, graduates qualify for careers in numerous healthcare-related fields and areas, such as in nursing homes, long-term care facilities, or providing in-home personal care. Below are some of the opportunities available to graduates of certified nursing assistant programs, some of which are entry-level options with enormous growth potential. And make sure to check out all of our Premier Hiring Partners.
Nurse assistants work closely with nursing staff and doctors to provide exemplary patient care. These assistants often have at least a CNA certification, which can be earned online in a few weeks. They may also take additional nursing assistant training as part of their continuing education. In addition to this, they may have completed nursing programs at local community colleges.
Certified Nurse Aide
Also known as orderlies or attendants, certified nurse aides work under LPNs and registered nurses. They operate in a variety of settings, including hospitals, psychiatric care facilities, long-term care facilities, and nursing homes. They also typically provide patient care, and may routinely check vital signs and perform some housekeeping duties as well.
Home Health Aide
Aside from CNA training, Home health aides need to have the patience and willingness to deal with unpredictable and challenging situations. Home health aides work in the homes of patients, delivering personal care to people with chronic illness and elderly patients with their daily self-care tasks.
State-Tested Nurse Aide
State-tested nurse aides’ responsibilities are similar to certified nurse aides, but they have passed a state exam and received their state certification, which can result in higher earning potential and increased responsibility.
Successful completion of your CNA training online provides the skills needed to help you excel in your career.