Certified Nursing Assistants give patients social and emotional support, while also providing vital patient information to nurses, doctors and other medical staff. They work closely with patients providing basic nursing care, and helping with daily living tasks such as nutrition, bathing, dressing, elimination, and hygiene. CNAs provide extensive daily contact with patients and are the key to monitoring a patient’s condition.
The Excelling Nursing Academy, Inc. curriculum follows Michigan guidelines, and includes:
- Taking and recording temperature, blood pressure
- Patient assistance skills – feeding, dressing and bathing
- Measuring food and liquid intake and output
- Patient care skills
- Medical terminology
- Related anatomy and physiology
- Safety and body mechanics
- Patient abuse prevention
- Patient rights advocacy
- Communication skills
“I have had the most awesome life changing experience. This class was the start of me, starting a new life. I wanted to become a nurse assistant for a few years now. And never took the time to go to school to become one. When I found out about this program, I was so happy.
The instructor Nurse T made everything so easy for you. We were provided with sources to pay for the class if you didn’t have cash. Also transportation – even the uniforms, shoes, and books were provided. She even took it a step further and offered job placement once you passed and was certified.
This woman is a blessing and just being around her is life changing. Listening to her you can learn so much. She took the time out to know all of us a personal level. She actually prayed with me one on one and didn’t even know me. She gave me the strength to come back to the class and finish and I did. I would love to show her later in life how this first start changed my life forever.”
Stephanie, September, 2018
Our Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Training program will provide you with an excellent foundation for your CNA Career. We offer hands-on training, as well as classroom instruction, in a positive, encouraging atmosphere.
The two week program uses three core learning methods:
- Lectures in a classroom setting
- Lab practice
- Clinical experience at a local long term care facility
In the lab practicum, you'll practice skills on Ms. Kathelene & friends (the manikins). After successfully completing 16 hours in the lab practicum, you and your fellow students are eligible to go to the clinical rotation. Clinical rotation is done by a state certified instructor at a local long term care facility.
Once you have successfully completed the program, you'll receive a certificate, making you eligible to take the state exam administered by Prometric. After passing the exam, you can officially use the title: CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant).
Certified Nursing Assistants are essential in the overall operations of any health care facility or home health care agency.
Healthcare occupations and industries are expected to have the fastest employment growth and to add the most jobs between 2014 and 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.