Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA)- Hybrid Self Paced Online
This Self-Paced Nurse’s Aide/Assistant/CNA program will prepare students for the Connecticut Department of Public Health and Department of Higher Education CNA requirements. CNA, also non as a certified nurse’s aide, is an entry-level healthcare job that prepares those interested in becoming a nurse with the experience and exposure to the healthcare field. Unlike the in-class CNA program, our self-paced program allows students to finish the theory portion which is 48 hours online at their own pace within 2 weeks. The self-paced CNA program includes 48 hours of online theory, 40 hours of lab time, and 16 hours of clinical.
This self-paced course provides training in fundamental nursing skills and theory and is designed to meet the Connecticut Department of Public Health requirements while preparing the student for the Pro-Metric State exam. Our Nurse’s Aide course is perfect for those who live in Stamford, CT/ Norwalk, CT/ Port Chester, NY/ New Haven, CT/Hamden, CT/ Hartford, CT/ Wethersfield, CT/New Britain, CT/Manchester, CT/ Waterbury, CT/ Bristol, CT/ Danbury, CT, Torrington, CT. Even if you do not live in one of these major cities you are still able to take our Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA)- Hybrid Self Paced Online training since we are conveniently located throughout the State of Connecticut. The CNA License attained after testing at Northeast Medical Institute can be filed for reciprocity and transferred to NY and various other states depending on the Dept. of Health regulations in the state you are trying to transfer to.
Our CNA program is the ONLY Self-Paced CNA Program in the State of Connecticut.
We are offering Self-Paced classes every two weeks! Please check our calendar to see the next upcoming classes offered!
CT CNA Prometric License ( Testing is held offsite )
Who Should Attend?
Northeast Medical Institute’s CNA course is designed for those seeking employment as a Nurse’s Aide or CNA. We highly recommend:
- High School Seniors/Juniors (or those who just graduated High School)
We recommend you get clinical experience before spending thousands of dollars at a college to become an RN or LPN without knowing if the medical field is right for you. Our program is used by many Pre-PA, Pre-Med, and Pre-Nursing students to gain clinical experience within nursing homes, hospitals, and within home care.
- Individuals seeking a Career Change
Are you looking to change your career and want to get your foot in the door in the medical field? Our CNA course can start you out in the right direction to gain invaluable experience as a nurse’s aide. As a CNA you will work under the supervision of LPN’s and RN’s within nursing homes and hospitals.
- Unemployed Individuals
Are you unemployed and need to make money to pay bills that are piling up? You may qualify for our Financial Assistance through The Workplace, The Workforce Alliance, Capitol Workforce Partners, or Northwest Regional Investment Board ( Click here to apply now!) . You may also qualify for funding through Person to Person ( valid for only Fairfield County Residents).
Hands-on CNA Training
Northeast Medical Institute’s certified nurse aide program was created with the student interest in mind. We not only will show you the skills and prepare you for the CNA License test we offer on-site, but we will also give you the opportunity to perform these skills in a Long-Term Nursing Home. Our CNA certification program prepares you to enter into the nursing field with an entry-level position within a Hospital, Nursing Home, Assisted Living, and even Home care Agency.
What Does a CNA/Nurse’s Aide Do?
As a certified nurse assistant, your main role will be to perform basic nursing skills. Most of these basic nursing skills revolve around the 22 ADLs ( Activities of Daily Living) we learn in our course at Northeast Medical Institute. As a nurse aide, you must be compassionate enough to care for every patient or resident as your family member. You will also have the opportunity as a CNA to work with medical technology, like billing software, health information software and medical records which would be used for charting. Within a nursing home, a certified nurse aide work under the supervision of licensed practical nurses and or registered nurses. You must have exceptional communication skills since you will be the middle man between the patient and the head nurse.
- Nurse’s aides‘ measure and record vitals of the patient
- CNAs assist with all forms of activities of daily living (ADLs)
- CNAs provide infection control and change bedding
- Nurse’s aides’ document and report observations of patient behaviors
- Nurse’s aides assist Registered Nurses with required daily tasks
- Perform specific lifts using gait belts and or Hoyer lifts
- Examine patients carefully to make sure they are not bruising while in bed for long periods
Training Topics Include, But Are Not Limited To
- Initial training
- Basic nursing skills
- Personal care skills
- Mental health and social services
- Care of cognitively impaired residents
- Basic restorative services
- Residents rights
- Basic Life Support CPR (The course is free- CPR Book is $16.00)
CNA Job Outlook- USA Bureau of Labor Statistic | CNA Salary
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of nursing assistant jobs are projected to grow 9 percent from 2018 to 2028. This 9 percent growth is faster than any average of growth for all occupations. As the baby-boomers age, CNA’s will be needed within long-term care facilities and assisted living facilities. Nurse aides are widely used in the home care industry and CNA’s can easily find a per-diem or part-time job depending on where you live. According to a recent survey done in May 2018, the average pay for a certified nurse assistant or aide in the New England area is $39,000. You CNA Salary is heavily modified depending on the location you live in. Enroll at Northeast Medical Institute to become a licensed certified nurse aide in the state of CT. We have classes starting monthly at all four campuses in Connecticut.
How Long Does It Take to Become a CNA?
At Northeast Medical Institute, we offer both day and evening CNA classes. The daytime CNA course is 1 week and 2 days, not including the 2 week online self-paced theory. The evening program is 2 weeks and 4 days not including the 2 week online self-paced theory. Northeast Medical Institute program offers hands-on training within a long term healthcare facility during your clinical hours.
All of our CNA instructors are currently working in the healthcare field during their off days. They are able to bring real-life scenarios into the classroom which they can discuss and problem solve with our students. Northeast Medical institute has the same number of classroom and clinical hours as most other schools, however, instead of completing the course in 5-7 weeks we complete our Certified Nurse Aide courses in 2-4 weeks. This is because we have full 8 hour a day classes rather than just 4 hour days. Our evening program is even half the time of most CNA programs and training in the area due to our class being held for 5 hours in the evening.
What is the Difference Between a Nurse Aide and CNA?
Becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA) requires more training than becoming a nursing assistant (NA). For instance, NAs typically perform basic patient care tasks such as taking vital signs, assisting patients with activities of daily living and helping to keep the patient’s environment clean. CNAs, on the other hand, are certified healthcare staff who have completed more formal certified nursing assistant training and passed a state-level exam. This additional education includes detailed instruction in areas such as anatomy, physiology and medical terminology.
Normally CNAs will be the first line of direct care with patients in settings such as assisted living facilities, home health and hospitals; they are critical elements of ensuring quality care throughout all healthcare environments. If you’re wondering what is a CNA and how do they compare to an NA; remember that while they both provide important services to those in need, having a certified healthcare professional can truly make a difference when providing certified support.