Get the Skills to Become a CNA in as Little as 6-Weeks
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), provide important care to patients under the supervision of nurses and other licensed medical professionals. Professionals in this field often have more direct contact with patients than any other member of the healthcare team.
The Nursing Assistant Training Program provides the real world skills and training it takes to become a qualified healthcare professional, in less than 2 months. Graduates of this program are prepared to work in long care health care facilities (nursing homes) as well as home health care.
Looking to Make a Change Quickly?
The short, 6-week training time makes this program a great option for individuals eager to make a quick career change. After gaining experiences, some CNAs choose to move into specialized areas of medicine such as labor and delivery, pediatrics or geriatrics.
Many of our students are single mothers. We understand how difficult it can be to support a family, and the sacrifices you have to make. We’re prepared to provide the support you need and help you move toward a brighter future for you and your family.
Becoming a Skilled Nursing Assistant
Using a blend of hands-on training, practical experience and guidance from real nursing professionals, this program allows you to pursue a rewarding medical position, without spending years or even months in school.
Course content includes:
- Basic Nursing Skills
- Standards of Care
- Infection Control
- Restorative Care
As a student in this program, you’ll learn all of the vital medical skills to deliver high quality patient care, plus the important “soft skills” like communication so you can comfortably and effectively interact with patients and their families.
This program covers all eight units required by the Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program.
Clinicals: Hands-On Practical Experience
Nursing is a hands-on job, and there’s no better way to learn than by actually working in a real healthcare setting.
As part of the required curriculum, students complete supervised Clinical training in a long-term care facility. Clinical training provides real-world experience and lets you get a real feel for a CNA workplace before you graduate.
Nationally Recognized Certification
Graduates of the Valley College Nursing Assistant program are fully prepared and eligible to take the Nursing Assistant Certification Exam. Successful completion of this exam is necessary to earn the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) title.
The state of West Virginia Department of Health has approved the Nursing Assistant Evaluation as its tool to make sure that the nurse aides in West Virginia meet the requirements of federal and state laws.
Become a Nursing Assistant (CNA) in 6-Weeks. Get Start Today!
If you’re interested in learning more about your possible career opportunities as a Certified Nursing Assistant, and exploring whether this is the right career field for you, fill out the sign-up form on this page to receive more information.
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