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Students are involved in hands-on care (clinic’s) of the sick and the elderly in hospital and or long-term care facilities. Academic learning includes anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. At the end of the program students take a state certification test. When certified, students may gain employment in many health aide areas, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, in-home care, physical therapy, and doctors’ and dentists’ offices.
- The Nursing Assistant program is available at Vernal and Roosevelt campuses
- The Nursing Assistant is open-entry/open-exit only during the daytime hours
- Hours Available
Roosevelt and Vernal: Monday–Friday, 12–3 p.m.
- Nursing Assistant is offered select evening hours, rotating between Vernal and Roosevelt.
- Students are required to pass a math and reading test at an 8th grade level.
- Student must be at least 16 years of age to enroll in this program.
- Students must complete course work, clinicals, and pass class with a final grade of 80% or higher before taking the state tests.
- Students must provide documentation of all required immunizations and TB testing before starting clinicals. See orientation packet for list of required immunizations.
Students are required to have:
- Navy blue scrubs
- Blood pressure cuff and stethoscope.
- A watch with a second hand function.
Program Cost Estimate
Books & Supplies: $180*
Tuition and fees are based on program completion in the hours specified for the program length. *Tuition and Books are subject to change.
- Cost for day-time course: $200 when completed in 100 hours. Additional Tuition will apply if student exceeds 100 hours.
- Cost for evening course: $200
- Fee waiver for high school seniors or new graduates.
- CPR certification is included in the cost of the course.
- State examination fee of $75 must be paid by the student directly to the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry.
- Scrubs can be purchased for approximately $35.
There Financial Aid opportunities for the Nursing Assistant program
Federal Financial Aid: NO
VA Qualified: YES
Average mid-range wage
Nursing Assistants are in great demand in the work force. Nursing Assistants work in many areas of the health care field, such as nursing homes, hospitals, and doctors’ offices. This course consists of 76 hours of theory and 24 hours of clinical for a total of 100 hours.
- Take and record temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure
- Assist patients in dressing and personal hygiene
- Feed patients who need assistance
- Assist practical nurses (PN) and registered nurses (RN) in giving total bedside care
- Indoors, clean environment
- Shift work often required, as well as weekends and holidays
- Physical demands
- Some lifting and carrying heavy objects
For more information:
Donna Sander, Assistant, 435-722-6973
In order to take the state test, students must complete a minimum of 24 hours of “hands on” work in the hospital and nursing home under the supervision of a clinical instructor. The dates and times for clinicals will be set up in class. To present themselves as professionals, students are required to purchase scrubs to wear during all clinicals. Students may choose to purchase a blood pressure cuff and stethoscope, for practice at home (not a requirement for class).
To present yourself as professionals during clinicals, the student is required to wear scrubs, white shoes, and a watch with a second hand. No jewelry will be permitted otherwise.
Long nails, excessive make-up and/or perfume are not permitted.
Upon completion of the core courses, 19 modules, 24 hrs clinicals, CPR Certification, and passing final exam with 80%, the student will have the opportunity to take the State Nursing Assistant Certification Exam which includes a skills test and a written exam. The cost for the test is $75 (Certification costs are subject to change).
Pay Licensure Fees
Complete a State Approved Nurse Assisting Training Program
16 Years of Age or Older
Pass CNA Written Exam
Pass CNA Skills Exam
This Program has a matriculation process that students must complete in order to be fully matriculated into the program.
Complete the following:
• Complete Modules 1-6
Core Courses (90 HOURS REQUIRED)
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- Patient care and procedures / Basic nursing skills
- Medical law and ethics / Residents' rights
- Patient/Staff/Environmental safety
- Infection control
- Anatomy and physiology
- Common medical disorders and appropriate interventions
- CNA State test preparation
- Mental health and social service needs
- Care of cognitively impaired residents
- Basic restorative services