This course is designed to train health care assistants in basic skills necessary to assist nurses in a variety of health care settings and to be efficient health care team members. The Basic Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Program provided by Tukiendorf Training Institute prepares the student for Illinois Certification as a CNA. It is designed to provide the student with nursing theory, laboratory and clinical experience necessary to work as a CNA in a variety of health care settings.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
Certified Nursing Assistants are health care professionals who work in a variety of health care settings under the direction of a licensed nurse. Job responsibilities include assisting with personal hygiene and grooming (for example, bathing, dressing, nail care), mobility (transferring, positioning, ambulation), nutritional and elimination needs (feeding, bedpans, emptying urine collection bags), comfort activities (back rubs, answering call lights, maintaining privacy), assessment and care planning (vital signs, collecting specimens, recording and reporting observations), safety and environmental cleanliness (keeping environment clean, maintaining infection control, caring for equipment), and miscellaneous tasks (transporting residents, delivering specimens, assisting with special procedures).
Regular attendance is essential to succeed in the CNA program. Zero absences will be permitted. The program consists of 90 classroom theory hours. The classroom portion of the program involves lecture/lab sessions with specific clinical applications. Successful program completion also requires 45 hours of clinical hours at a nursing home. Students demonstrate specific knowledge and basic skills competencies in a real-life setting.