The Certificate of Proficiency in Nursing Assistant is a course of study that prepares students for the certification examination required to work in the nursing assistant field. Healthcare facilities, particularly nursing homes, require more trained Certified Nurses Assistants to cope with the increases in patients served.
The course covers the fundamental principles, skills, and attitudes needed to give
nursing care and prevent the spread of disease. Procedures used in the care of the
sick and the ability to adapt them to various situations are discussed. Students will
learn to document their observations and interventions.
Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school
code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.
The AR Futures grant could cover your expenses for this credential. Check credential eligibility.
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View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.
Credentials that stack with this degree:
Upon successful completion of the Nursing Assistant program, students have the possibility to take a certification exam if desired, but it is not required to be awarded a certificate.
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