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Certified Nursing Assistant

(CNA)

The class offers a State accredited and licensed Nursing Assistant course

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Personal Care Aide

(PCA)

The course teaches the student how to care for a patient in their home setting

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Medication Aide

(MA)

The course teaches the student how to administer medication to patients

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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

(CPR)

The course teaches and certifies the student in the current AHA CPR guidelines.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

The class offers a State accredited and licensed Nursing Assistant course. Nursing Assistant courses are offered throughout the year by our Continuing Adult Education Program. The course is a total of 135 hours with facility based clinical training. Our course teaches:

  • Restorative Care
  • Measuring Vital Signs
  • Positioning and Transferring
  • Personal Care
  • Protecting Patients Rights
  • Chronic Illnesses
  • Care of Patients with Cognitive Impairment
  • End of Life Care

Personal Care Aide (PCA)

Approved by the Department of Medical Assistance Services. This course is a total of 40 hours and includes home-based training. The course teaches the student how to care for a patient in their home setting and includes such skills as:

  • Measuring and Recording Vital Signs
  • Promoting Independence, Self-Care and use of Assisted Devices
  • Assistance with ambulation and range
    of motion
  • Infection Control
  • Providing Personal Care
  • Prevention of Pressure Injuries
  • Pallative Care

Medication Aide (MA)

Approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Nursing. This course is a total of 68 hours. Course
includes topics such as:

  • Legal and ethical issues in medication management
  • Clients rights regarding medications and treatment decisions
  • Key pharmacology terms
  • Basic guidelines for medication administration
  • Storing and securing medications
  • Special issues in medication administration

Class Schedule

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PCA Class

CENN Lakeside Classroom
5311 Lakeside Avenue

Approved by the Department of Medical Assistance Services. This course is a total of 40 hours and includes home-based training. The course teaches the student how to care for a patient in their home setting and includes such skills as:

  • Measuring and Recording Vital Signs
  • Promoting Independence, Self-Care and use of Assisted Devices
  • Assistance with ambulation and range
  • of motion
  • Infection Control
  • Providing Personal Care
  • Prevention of Pressure Sores
  • Pallative Care

Course length: 40hrs

Price: $99 for class + $50 for materials

Tuition does not cover:

  • Uniforms- White scrub top over black scrub pants
  • Non-skid shoes
  • Sturdy watch with second hand
  • CPR Course- $50 (unless you provide proof of certification)
  • Fee for state exam (if applicable)

*potential of job offer upon successful completion of the program
* working scholarships available
* students must commit to attending all classes and clinical studies