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Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) Instructional Program

NNAAP – National Nurse Aide Assessment Program

Program Description:

QHO’s 120+ hour Certified Nursing Assistant Instructional Program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services – Division of Quality Assurance.  QHO provides an adult learning environment with small class sizes. QHO’s RN Primary Instructors use state of the art equipment and up-to-date criteria to provide quality training through lectures, videos, and hands-on skills. QHO works with several Long Term Care facilities in the Milwaukee area to provide a rewarding clinical experience. Upon successful completion of the CNA instructional program, participants are scheduled for the NNAAP Competency Exam administered by the American Red Cross.  The NNAAP Competency exam is held at QHO approximately two weeks after completion of the instructional program.  QHO’s Certified Nursing Assistant Instructional Program has consistently held a pass rate of 98-99% for the graduates who have completed the NNAAP Competency Exam. QHO graduates continue to hold the highest percentage in the state of Wisconsin.

Instructional Fees:

Fees include textbooks, classroom supplies and the NNAAP Competency Exam. Contact QHO for availability and fees.

Length of Program:

120+ Hours; including classroom/lab training and 32 clinical hours.  Convenient Day, Evening and Weekend schedules available year round. Space is limited; all classes are filled on a “first come, first served” basis.

Objectives of the CNA Certification Instructional Program:

  1. To perform tasks and follow directions under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
  2. Administer medically oriented tasks as assigned:
    1. Range of Motion
    2. Positioning
    3. Feeding with special tools as assigned by the therapist
    4. Performs bowel and bladder care, including catheter care
    5. Temperature, pulse, respirations, height and weight
  3. Administers personal cares as assigned:
    1. Assistance with bathing, including male/female perineal care
    2. Nail care
    3. Hair care and grooming
    4. Denture/teeth and oral hygiene care
    5. Care of eyeglasses, hearing aids and other adaptive devices
    6. Assistance with dressing and undressing
    7. Assistance with toileting, including use of bedpan, protective undergarments, urinal, commode
    8. Shaving
  4. Assistance with mobility and ambulation
  5. Assistance with simple transfers including: bed to wheelchair, gait belt use and pivot transfers
  6. Maintain a safe environment:
    1. Fire procedures
    2. Accident prevention
    3. Choking – Heimlich Maneuver
  7. Observe the client for changes in physical and emotional changes
  8. Knowledge about: infection control, diseases, body systems, and characteristics of the aged and disabled.
  9. Maintains client confidentiality
  10. Completes accurate and timely charting
  11. Protect client’s rights

Class Eligibility:

  1. Applicants must pass a math and reading comprehension “Pre-Test” at time of registration to determine eligibility
    1. Able to interact with others; speak, write, and understand English; and able to read and understand written documents
    2. Able to add/subtract/multiply/divide; measure; tell time/count
  2. Professional appearance and caring personality:
    1. Uniform required for every class
      1. Scrubs (any color or pattern); white athletic or nursing; watch with a second hand
  3. Dependable and cooperative, with a positive attitude
  4. Able to meet physical demands: bending, lifting, kneeling and reaching
  5. Able to pass a physical exam and TB test/chest x-ray (required if TB test is positive)
    1. Completed physical form required prior to start date. Forms provided at time of registration
    2. Negative TB test/chest x-ray results required prior to start date
  6. Able to pass a Criminal Background Check
    1. QHO follows criminal background requirements listed on the Wisconsin List of Offences Affecting Caregiver Ability; Quality Healthcare Options, Inc. Acts, Crimes and Offences List and approval from the clinical site
    2. Participants with any criminal convictions are subject to the approval of QHO’s Program Administrator

How to Register:

  1. Registration MUST be done in person during regular business hours
  2. You will need:
    1. Photo ID
    2. Social Security Card
    3. Payment
      1. QHO accepts Cash, Check, Money Order and all major Credit Cards
      2. All non-cash transactions are subject to a non-refundable processing fee
      3. ½ total fees are due at time of registration; full payment is due 14 business days prior to start date
      4. Cancellation policies are provided at time of registration
  3. Contact QHO at (414) 475-7337 for class availability and fees.

 

2015 CNA Training Schedule

 

16-Day (Full-time) CNA Training

CLASS DATES

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

CLINICAL DATES

As early as 5:30 am

January 5 – January 26

January 20, 21, 22, 23

January 15 – February 5

January 30; February 2, 3, 4

February 2 – February 23

February 17, 18, 19, 20

February 11 – March 4

February 26, 27; March 2, 3

March 2 – March 23

March 17, 18, 19, 20

March 11- April 1

March 26, 27, 30, 31

March 30 – April 20

April 14, 15, 16, 17

April 8 – April 29

April 23, 24, 27, 28

April 21 – May 12

May 6, 7, 8, 11

April 30 – May 21

May 15, 18, 19, 20

May 14 – June 5

June 1, 2, 3, 4

May 26 – June 16

June 10, 11, 12, 15

June 8 – June 29

June 23, 24, 25, 26

June 17 – July 8

July 2, 3, 6, 7

July 15 – August 5

July 30, 31; August 3, 4

July 29 – August 19

August 13, 14, 17, 18

August 6 – August 27

August 21, 24, 25, 26

August 20 – September 11

September 4, 8, 9, 10

August 31 – September 22

September 16, 17, 18, 21

September 14 – October 5

September 29, 30; October 1, 2

September 23 – October 14

October 8, 9, 12, 13

October 6 – October 27

October 21, 22, 23, 26

October 15 – November 5

October 30; November 2, 3, 4

October 28 – November 18

November 12, 13, 16, 17

November 9 – December 2

November 24, 25, 30; December 1

November 19 – December 14

December 8, 9, 10, 11

December 3 – December 24

December 18, 21, 22, 23

December 16 – January 8

January 4, 5, 6, 7

December 28 – January 19

January 13, 14, 15, 18


 

 Evening (Part-time) CNA Training

 

 

CLASS DATES

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

CLINICAL DATES

Two separate weekends (Sat. & Sun. only)

 as early as 5:30 am

February 5 – April 23

April 11, 12 & April 18, 19

May 6 – July 23

July 11, 12 & July 18, 19

August 5 – October 22

October 10, 11 & October 17, 18

November 5 – January 28

January 16, 17 & January 23, 24

 

Weekend (Part-time) CNA Training

 

 

CLASS DATES

Friday 4:30 pm-8:30 pm &

Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

CLINICAL DATES

Two separate weekends (Sat. & Sun. only)

as early as 5:30 am

February 13 – March 28

March 14, 15 & March 21, 22

April 10 – May 30

May 9, 10 & May 16, 17

June 19 – August 8

July 25, 26 & August 1, 2

August 14 – October 3

September 19, 20 & September 26, 27

October 23 – December 12

November 21, 22 & December 5, 6

 

**QHO Office Closed (NO Classes):

 

January 1

September 5, 6, 7

April 4, 5

November 26, 27, 28, 29

May 23, 24, 25

December 25, 26, 27

July 4, 5

 

 

v  Contact QHO at 414-475-7337 for availability and fees

v  Fees are per student

v  Payment is required to reserve place in class, minimum 2-week cancellation noticed required to receive refund

v  Class dates and tuition are subject to change without notice, cancellations options are available

 

 
 
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