Certified Nursing Assistants-CNA
Your Medical Career Starts Here!
HITEP’s Basic Certified Nursing Assistant Program is a Rhode Island Department of Health approved education program in which individuals learn the basic principles of nursing skills. During this six to eight-week course, students will be instructed on a broad range of subjects, including infection control, communication and interpersonal skills, safety and emergency procedures, personal care skills, psychosocial needs, basic restorative services and skills, basic nursing skills, quality improvement and more.
Students will learn hands-on how to provide compassionate care and patience while assisting them with day-to-day life tasks such as dressing, bathing and feeding. Students are also trained how to assist doctors and nurses in diagnostic procedures and technical treatments. Additionally, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) learn how to assist in patient charting and instruction, documenting any care that is given and report significant observations to the nursing staff.
A career as a nursing assistant will offer job security and a flexible work schedule with a competitive salary. Typical work environments include long-term care facilities, hospitals, clinics and in the home. All program participants will work with HITEP staff to develop work readiness skills and work placement strategies, including invitation to HITEP’s job fair which is held at the completion of each training course. The employers who attend our job fair understand that our trainees may work with a temporary permit for one hundred twenty (120) days from the date on the temporary permit, per R.I. Department of Health.
Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate and First Aid/CPR/AED Certificate from The American Red Cross are awarded upon completion.
This program includes books, uniform, and medical supplies.