You will learn hygienic practices, how to measure and record blood pressure, safely transfer patients from bed to wheelchair, and more! Weeks 1-4 will be lecture classes at our facility, and our students will receive professional, hands-on training during clinicals on Week 5.
Students are responsible for their uniform, stethoscope, and second-hand (analog) watch.
- Updated Immunization (including Tuberculosis)
- Background Check
- High School Diploma (or a G.E.D equivalent)
Please Note: Our training institute does not offer the test to become a Certified Nursing Assistant, but it does offer the training to prepare for the test. Our students will be registered for CNA testing upon competition of the course with a final grade of a C+ or higher.
Alumni Benefits include job opportunities and resume building and mock interview workshops.
Initial or renewal certifications are now open!
Whether this is your initial certification or if you are ready to renew it, reach out to J & SP Training Institute.
Once you gain a CNA Certification, you will be:
- Valued by employers because the certification will prove your specialized knowledge and skills
- Recognized nationally for your commitment to healthcare excellence
- Accepted as someone with professional credibility
Give us a call at 678- 401- 8053 for more information about our certification testing dates and other related details.
J & SP Training Institute believes in the success of our students. We connect and help them become aware of the medical facilities in need of Certified Nursing Assistants. We help them go to facilities that will utilize their skills immediately after they obtain their certification.
- Resume Building
Polish up your resume. We can help you capture your employer’s attention and put your best foot forward.
- Mock Interviews
If your resume is the hook, your interview is how you reel them in! We can help prepare you for a successful interview, dress for success, and win them over with your charming personality.
Make a positive impact. Become a CNA today!
From beginners to trained nurse assistants looking to get back in the field, we offer training for everyone. Courses start in January 2020. Make a fresh start in the New Year!
According to the United States Department of Labor Statistics, Certified Nursing Assistants are predicted to grow by 9%.
What Is a Certified Nursing Assistant?
If you are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare, you may want to first work as a CNA before investing one to four years in training to earn the credentials necessary for an LPN certificate or a BSN degree. The certified nurse assistant role is an entry-level position with a high turnover rate; after becoming a CNA, many nursing assistants decide to further their education and gain more experience to advance their careers. The rapid turnover means that healthcare organizations continually need qualified applicants who have completed CNA training and passed the competency exam.
A certified nurse assistant must have a caring, compassionate nature, excellent communication skills, and the stamina required to stand for long periods of time. Additionally, the role requires flexibility; since many of the healthcare agencies that employ CNAs require patient coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As a CNA, many of your workdays will be both stressful and tiring, with demanding patients and myriad tasks. However, most people who choose this career report feeling a sense of personal fulfillment in providing direct, immediate care to needy patients.
Certified Nurse Assistant: Typical Duties & Responsibilities
A CNA strives for comforting patients and helping RNs and LPNs, who provide more advanced care. Certified Nursing Assistants have the following tasks:
- Measuring patient vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation rate)
- Monitoring patient symptoms and relaying this information to supervising nurses or physicians. CNA’s are responsible for documenting patients’ medical history related to their current health problems. This provides nurses or doctors with fewer questions to begin treatment quickly
- Recording observations on a chart that is part of their ongoing medical record
- Helping to lift or turn disabled patients or patients with temporary mobility problems
- Assists patients with bathing, grooming, and other personal hygiene tasks.
- Administering medication to patients, depending on state laws and specific training
- Prepare billing statements
- Monitoring and guiding patients with dietary plans.
CNA’s often perform tasks in close contact. Therefore, they must be comfortable with nudity and seeing patients at their most vulnerable. They must treat every patient with dignity and respect.
Some states have additional requirements before CNA’s can be certified, such as enrolling in on-going education and passing a criminal background check. It is the student’s responsibility to check with their state board of nursing to learn about additional requirements. Other states require CNAs to take additional coursework and pass an exam to become certified medication assistants (CMA). Unlike CNAs, certified medication assistants can administer medication to patients along with their other duties.
Certified Nursing Assistant Salary & Job Outlook
In May of 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the median annual salary for a CNA as $28,540 for full-time workers, which equals an hourly wage of $13.72 per hour. Certified nurse assistants at the lowest 10th percentile of earnings reported a yearly salary of $21,290, while those at the highest 90th percentile earned $39,560 annually.
CNAs employed by local, state, and federal governments earned the highest salary, followed by hospitals, nursing care facilities, assisted living facilities, and home health care agencies. In 2018, 36 percent of certified nurse assistants worked in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
In 2018, approximately 1.5 million people held a position as a certified nurse assistant. The BLS anticipates that 267,800 new CNA jobs will be filled between 2018 and 2024, which equals a growth rate of 17 percent per year, much higher than the projected growth in other occupations. Because it’s an entry-level position, the need for CNAs is ongoing. Those who have taken the training course and passed the certification exam will have many opportunities to work in the healthcare setting of their choice.
Increasing Demand for CNAs
The increasing complexity of the health care needs of an aging population is the primary reason behind the projected demand for certified nurse assistants. Not only is 13 percent of the population currently at retirement age or older, but people live longer lives than even a generation ago. Elderly residents of nursing homes require trained nurse assistants to assist them with daily living tasks such as dressing, bathing, and grooming. People with diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic health conditions need health professionals to help them manage their illness at home.
A gradual shift is taking place in health care and assisted living, resulting in a greater need for CNAs in home-based settings. This change is based on two factors: a lack of funding and many geriatric patients’ preference to remain in their homes rather than enter a facility. Many of these patients also receive outpatient services at physical rehabilitation and memory care centers. All these factors combine to drive the need for both entry-level and experienced certified nurse assistants.
Interested to learn more about our CNA Training Program? Contact us at 678-401-8053 to talk to an administrator.