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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.

 

2016 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 11 – February 1

January 26, 27, 28, 29

January 20 – February 10

February 4, 5, 8, 9

February 3 – February 24

February 18, 19, 22, 23

February 15 – March 7

March 1, 2, 3, 4

March 1 – March 22

March 16, 17, 18, 21

March 16 – April 6

March 31; April 1, 4, 5

April 4 – April 25

April 19, 20, 21, 22

April 20 – May 11

May 5, 6, 9, 10

May 12 – June 3

Ma 27, 31; June 1, 2

May 25 – June 16

June 10, 13, 14, 15

June 9 – June 30

June 24, 27, 28, 29

July 5 – July 26

July 20, 21, 22, 25

July 20 – August 10

August 4, 5, 8, 9

August 1 – August 22

August 16, 17, 18, 19

August 16 – September 7

August 31; September 1, 2, 6

September 6 – September 27

September 21, 22, 23, 26

September 21 – October 12

October 6, 7, 10, 11

October 6 – October 27

October 21, 24, 25, 26

October 24 – November 14

November 8, 9, 10, 11

November 9 – December 2

November 28, 29, 30; December 1

November 21 – December 14

December 8, 9, 12, 13

December 13 – January 3

December 28, 29, 30; January 2

December 22 – January 12

January 6, 9, 10, 11

 

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 22 – May 5

April 23, 24 & April 30; May 1

May 16 – August 4

July 23, 24 & July 30, 31

August 24 – November 10

October 29, 30 & November 5, 6

November 30 – February 16

February 4, 5 & February 11, 12

 

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

January 15 – February 27

February 13, 14 & February 20, 21

March 4 – April 23

April 9, 10 & April 16, 17

May 6 – June 25

June 11, 12 & June 18, 19

September 9 – October 22

October 8, 9 & October 15, 16

November 4 – December 31

December 10, 11 & December 17, 18

 

NO Classes:

January 1, 2, 3

September 3, 4, 5

March 26, 27

November 24, 25, 26, 27

May 28, 29, 30

December 24, 25

July 2, 3, 4

 

 

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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