Cleveland State To Offer Evening CNA Program

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Cleveland State Community College is now accepting applications for its evening Certified Nursing Assistant program.  

This is the Tennessee approved Nurse Aide Training class for individuals desiring to become licensed as C.N.A.’s in the state of Tennessee. The Nurse Aide is a specially trained individual who works at an entry-level position under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Nurse aides are primarily employed at nursing homes, but may also find employment with hospitals and home health agencies. Nurse Aides perform basic routine patient care which may include assisting with meals or exercise, taking vital signs, personal hygiene and reporting signs and symptoms that may indicate illness. The Nurse Aide Training Course is designed to prepare individuals to function at entry level positions in various health care facilities. 

“We are excited at Cleveland State to be able to offer a Certified Nursing Program that will be held in the evenings,” said Keri Eyeler, Continuing Education coordinator. "We have had many individuals in the community express interest in becoming certified as a CNA, but haven’t been able to pursue this dream because of conflicts in their daily schedule, such as already working full time during the day Monday-Friday. This evening program will help those individuals to pursue this dream by being able to attend classes and have time to study all while keeping their daily schedules the same or somewhat the same.” 

The program is divided into three components of learning that include lecture, classroom skills lab and 40 hours of supervised patient care (clinical) in a long-term care facility. Upon successful completion of the course, the individual will be given a Certificate of Completion and will be eligible to take the State Certification Exam for Nurse Aides.  

This is a 15-week evening training program that will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-9:30 p.m.  The program will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Registration for the program is going on now through Monday, Jan. 15, with acceptance interviews being conducted on Tuesday, Jan. 23 and Thursday, Jan. 25. The course fee is $950 and includes tuition, books, scrubs, liability insurance, TB test, background check, drug screen and CPR certification. There is a payment plan available, as well as scholarships through local health facilities.  

For more information or to register for the C.N.A. program, contact Continuing Eyler at 473-2270 or email her at keyler@clevelandstatecc.edu. 



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