The Nursing Assistant program prepares graduates to assist Registered Nurses (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) in giving total bedside care to the sick and elderly in long-term care facilities. Students will learn patient care and procedures, medical law and ethics, patient/staff/environmental safety, infection control, CPR, anatomy and physiology, common medical disorders, and appropriate interventions. Students will also learn to take and record vital signs such as temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure. Graduates will be prepared to take the state CNA test to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. The Nursing Assistant program prepares students for an entry-level healthcare position that is in high demand nationwide.
Graduates of the Nursing Assistant Program will be prepared for employment in many health aide areas, including hospitals, private homes, long-term care facilities, and home health organizations.
Program Length: 138 Hours
Tuition and Fees: Tuition – $200, Fees – $160, Books and Supplies – Variable
- Math Grade 9
- Reading Grade 9
Enrollment: Open-entry, Open-exit
Open to: Adults and Secondary students
Campus: Roosevelt and Vernal
Requirements: Navy blue scrubs are required for work at the clinical sites. Students may choose, but are not required, to purchase a blood pressure cuff and stethoscope. Prior to employment, students must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Clinicals: As part of the nursing assistant program, students will participate in clinicals. These clinicals will provide the hands-on training that is needed to succeed in the workforce. The following information applies:
- You must complete a minimum of 24 hours of “hands-on” in the care centers under the supervision of a clinical instructor.
- To present yourself as a professional 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.
A Chrome book is offered in some programs. If one is not available, the student can use the UBTech Computer Lab or bring their own internet capable device for educational use in class.
Electronic Student Resources:
Canvas orientation course contains electronic learning resources that can be used throughout your time in the program. Each canvas course links to these resources, and they will be updated regularly.
Canvas can be accessed from any internet-connected computer at the following URL: https://ubtech.instructure.com/login.
For technical problems encountered while in Canvas, use the Help button in Canvas and the “Report a Problem” link. Response time on support requests will be no more than 24-hours within the operational schedule of the program. A general orientation to Canvas can be found in the New Student Orientation, but faculty will also offer an orientation specific to technology in your program on your first day of class.
$8 – $16 hourly
Local Utah hourly wages are estimated by careeronestop.org
CNA Skills and Written Testing is available at Uintah Basin Technical College.
In order to schedule a Skills Appointment, you need to log in to your student portal using your assigned username and password. If you do not have a username and password or have forgotten it, you will need to contact the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry (UNAR) Office who can help you access this. Their phone number is 801-547-9947. Skills exams must be pre-scheduled through the TMU system.
The Written Exam is available at both campuses with a scheduled appointment.
For the Roosevelt Campus call Amber at 435.722.6914.
For the Vernal Campus call Jim at 435.725.7103.
The exam is on a computer and consists of 75 multiple choice questions. You have up to two hours to complete the exam. Most students complete it within one hour. Tests results are available after 6 p.m. that evening.
For the Skills Exam, please make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. If you are late or cancel within 24 hours of your testing time, you will be charged a “No Show” fee. Wear scrubs and bring a watch with a second hand. The test lasts approximately 45 minutes and you will receive your results with 48 hours of testing.