Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Are You Ready to Become a CNA?

Elite Technical Training Center, Inc. is authorized for operation as a postsecondary education institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

The ETTC Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program is approved by Tennessee Department of Health. The objective of this program is to prepare you to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. Upon completion of the CNA program, you will be eligible to take the State Certification test. Upon passing the state certification test, you will have achieved the title of CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant).

Skills will be taught, demonstrated and practiced. Chapter review questions will be completed, collected and graded daily. During the training program, you will receive no less than 75 clock hours blended online theory instruction as well as skills practice in a classroom setting and a minimum of 18 hours of practical clinical hours. The total program duration is 93 hours.

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Choose the teaching style most that fits you best

ETTC offers this course in two different formats from which you can choose. Your instructor will be an RN with a minimum of 2 (two) years of experience as an RN that includes a minimum of 1 (one) year experience as an RN in a nursing home.

Both programs use the curriculum of the American Red Cross, the Gold Standard in CNA training.

Blended Learning Program

Our blended course curriculum is taught by an Elite Technical Training Center instructor using the online platform of our partner, the American Red Cross. You will be able to complete the theory portion of your training ONLINE at YOUR CONVENIENCE. Skills and labs are taught in a classroom setting. Clinicals provide you with practical, hands-on training. Once you have completed this portion, you will be equipped and ready to take the state exam to complete your certification. ETTC is committed to helping you pass the exam!

Instructor-Led Program

If you prefer to learn in the classroom, our Instructor-Led teaching format is for you. The theory, skills and labs all are taught by a licensed nurse in a classroom setting throughout the program duration.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID, we are only able to offer the Blended Learning program at the current time.

 

What You Will Learn

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

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Infection control

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Safety/emergency procedures, including the Heimlich maneuver

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Promoting individuals’ rights, independence

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Respecting individuals’ rights

Basic Nursing Skills

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Taking and recording vital signs

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Measuring and recording height and weight

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Caring for the individual’s environment

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Recognizing abnormal changes in body functioning and reporting such to supervisor

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Caring for an individual when death is imminent

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

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Bathing

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Dressing and Grooming, including mouth care

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Toileting

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Assisting with eating and hydration

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Proper feeding techniques

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Skin care

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Transfers, positioning, and turning

Mental Health and Social Service Needs

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Modifying aide’s behavior in response to individual’s behavior

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Awareness of developmental tasks associated with the aging process

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How to respond to the individual’s behavior

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Allowing the Individual to make personal choices, providing dignity and reinforcing behavior consistent with the individual’s dignity

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Using the individual’s family as a source of emotional support

Care of Cognitively Impaired Individual

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Techniques for addressing the unique needs and behaviors of an individual with dementia

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Communicating with cognitively impaired individuals

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Understanding the behavior of cognitively impaired individuals

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Appropriate responses to the behavior of cognitively impaired individuals

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Methods of reducing the effects of cognitive impairments

Basic Restorative Services

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Training individuals in self-care according to the individual’s abilities

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Use of assertive devices in transferring, ambulation, eating, and dressing

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Maintenance of range of motion

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Proper turning and positioning in bed and chair

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Bowel and bladder training

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Care and use of prosthetic orthotic devices

Providing privacy and maintenance of confidentiality

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Providing privacy and maintenance of confidentiality

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Promoting the individual’s right to make personal choices to accommodate their needs

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Giving assistance in resolving grievances and disputes

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Providing needed assistance in getting to and participating in peer, family, group, and other activities

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Maintaining care and security of an individual’s personal possessions

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Promoting the individual’s rights to be free from abuse, mistreatment, and neglect and the need to report any instances of such treatment to appropriate staff

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Avoiding the need for restraints in accordance with current professional standards

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

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Have the knowledge to function at an entry-level nurse aide position.

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Define the role of the nurse aide and other members of the interdisciplinary team.

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List at least three principles of basic nursing practice as presented in class.

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Perform selected procedures according to identified criteria as presented in class.

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Measures, record and report vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure) accurately.

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Utilize beginning communication skills to interact with clients/residents, families and members of the health care team.

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Measure and record intake and output accurately, observing infection control standards.

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Demonstrate knowledge of client’s/resident’s rights under the law and the ways in which these rights may be violated.

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Administer direct client/resident care in a safe and prudent manner.

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Maintain a grade of 75% or higher on all tests.

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Attain a grade of 75% or higher on the final exam.

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Attain a rating of “Satisfactory” in lab/clinical performance.

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Maintain satisfactory attendance in classroom lecture, nursing lab and in clinical.

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Pass the Tennessee Nursing Aide Exam and obtain your certification.

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