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Employment Skills Training - Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistants are needed in clinical settings to provide basic routine care. Nursing assistants must be very skilled in procedures, observation and reporting. Federal and District of Columbia regulations require individuals to be certified and licensed to practice as Nursing Assistants in the District of Columbia. The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) offers a Nursing Assistant Training Program through the College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Nursing and Allied Health. The UDC Nursing Assistant Training Program requires 120 hours of instruction, which includes classroom, laboratory and clinical practicum.

Students who satisfactorily complete the program will be eligible to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) examinations. Successful completion of the NNAAP will enable you to work as a nurse aide in health care facilities in the Metropolitan Washington areas, including Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

Course objectives:

By the end of the class students will:

  1. Receive accredited training in basic nursing skills
  2. Learn how to check and monitor vital signs, blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and respiration.
  3. Apply their skills during laboratory exercises and clinical experience in a long-term care facility.
  4. Be able to render care with compassion
  5. Be able to successfully take the national board examination

Training length: 120 clock hours

Uniforms and Shoes: Provided

Text Book: Provided