Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs) are vital to the daily operations in hospitals and nursing care facilities.
CNAs are on the front lines of patient care, work under the supervision of a nurse to help patients with daily living tasks, assist with medical equipment, and check patient vital signs. CNAs give patients important social and emotional support and also provide vital information on patient conditions to nurses.
The objectives of Platt College’s Certified Nurse Assistant program are:
- to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to assume the role and responsibility required in long-term care as a Certified Nurse Assistant;
- to train students in effective communication, infection control, safety, resident’s rights and basic nursing skills through lecture, lab and clinical practice;
- to prepare students to take the Certified Nursing Assistant Board Exam and be licensed as a Certified Nurse Assistant; and
- to prepare students to gain employment as a licensed CNA.