Course Overview

Aspire Medical Training Academy provides a 5 week training course for the certified nursing assistant, which includes 40 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of clinical experience.

• Total clock hours to complete the CNA program will be 80 clock hours
• Classroom training is offered in the evenings on Monday and Wednesday from 4:30pm to 9:30pm for 4 weeks (2 days a week)
• 40 hours total in fulfillment of state requirements for classroom instructions
• Clinical training is conducted Monday through Friday (5 days)
*clinical hours subjected to change based on facility availability*
• 40 hours total in fulfillment of state requirements for clinical experiences

** Certified Nursing Assistants can anticipate job offerings in long term care facilities, hospitals, assisted living facilities and private duty. Many also find jobs assisting with rehabilitative and restorative care. We do provide assistance for students with job placements. However, we DO NOT guarantee jobs.

Course Description

This course is developed to train students in the field of being a Certified Nursing Assistant. Students will be taught the needed skills to communicate and interact with patients and their family, take vital signs, assist with physical exams, obtain cultures, and demonstrate their sensitivity to the patient’s emotional, social, spiritual, and physical needs. The CNA program is 80 clock hours: 40 lecture/lab hours and 40 clinical hours. The students will complete the program in approximately 5 weeks.

CNA 101 – Introduction to the CNA Health Care field Lecture hours 1.5/ Lab hours 0
This subject teaches the scope and practice of the CNA, duties and responsibilities, the chain of command in the workplace, and the role of the CNA within the health care team.

CNA 102 – Communication Skills and Challenges Lecture hours 3.5/ Lab hours 0
Students will be taught verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills, barriers to communication, and the specific techniques needed to communicate with patients that may be ill or have specific disabilities.

CNA 103 – Infection Control Lecture hours 1.5/ Lab hours 1
Students will be taught how to create and maintain a “clean” environment. An overview of the cycle of germs, how they are transmitted, and what must be done to keep them maintained, along with the principles of health maintenance.

CNA 104 – The Immune and Lymphatic Systems Lecture hours 2.5/ Lab hours 0
Students will learn the path taken by the immune system to fight illnesses, disease prevention, and the principles of health maintenance.

CNA 105 – Safety and Body Mechanics Lecture hours 2/ Lab hours 1.5