Northwest College

Center for Training & Development

Career Programs

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

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Credit Hours: 4 credits

Prerequisite: Must be 16 years or older

This class is designed as a hybrid online/lecture class which meets the needs of adult students with school-age children. Classes and labs will be held once each week on Wednesdays from 9am - 2pm plus online instruction. 

Cost is $709.00 and financial aid may be available. 

Goal: The goal of this course is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform safe client / resident care within the legal and ethical boundaries of the role of the certified nursing assistant.

Course Description:
This course is designed to provide the student with the basic theory, principles, and skills necessary to provide basic client / resident care in the healthcare setting. The student will be introduced to medical terminology as well as the role of the nursing assistant in Long Term Care (LTC). The student will be made aware of how State and Federal laws as well as policies and procedures of the institution govern the practice of the nursing assistant. Special emphasis is placed on the role of the nursing assistant in meeting the physical, psychosocial, mental, spiritual, and cultural needs of the client / resident. After satisfactorily completing this course, the student will be eligible to take the nursing assistant certification exam and will receive instructions on the application process.

Student Outcomes: The student successfully meeting the learning out comes of this course will be able to:

1. Function in an entry level nursing assistant position.
2. State, in writing, the principles of basic nursing practice as presented in class.
3. Perform selected procedures according to identified criteria as presented in class.
4. Administer direct client / resident care in a safe and prudent manner.
5. Utilize beginning communication skills to interact with clients /residents /families, and members of the healthcare team
6. Identify, spell, and use correct medical terminology and medical abbreviations specified in the course.
7. Demonstrate beginning observation and documenting skills to report and record assessment of the client / resident’s health, physical status, and well-being.
8. Demonstrate knowledge of the client / resident’s rights under the law and the ways in which these rights may be violated.
9. Identify legal issues associated with the role of the nursing assistant as derived from the Nursing Practice Act, Omnibus Bill, and institutional policies and procedures.
10. Apply guidelines from the code of ethics in observation of actions in health-related situations.

Lecture/Learning labs
Audio-Visual Aids
Demonstrations/Return Demonstration
Homework Assignments
Clinical Experience

Quizzes 25%
CLINICAL & LAB Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

To register or for more information: call 307-754-6062 or email

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