Nashville Health Career Center
Nurse Aide Training Program
September 2023 to September 2024
Classes are taught monthly.
Both day and evening classes are available
In-person interviews and background checks are required
COVID vaccinations or exemptions are mandatory to attend clinical.
NHCC runs a state-approved Nurse Aide Training program with day and evening classes. Evening classes are taught as needed, while day classes are every month except March and September.
Our classes are designed to prepare our students to take and pass the state test and prepare for becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant.
This course provides instruction in the roles and responsibilities of the Nursing Assistant:
- Residents’ Rights
- Body structure and function, along with some medical terminology
- Infection prevention
- Principles of growth and development
- Safety in Healthcare
- Care of the older person: Activities of Daily Living, Holistic care
- Care of the resident with Dementia and other topics as well.
Instruction and practice of basic resident care skills required for Nursing Assistants is provided. Skills practiced include:
- Resident assistance with activities of daily living
- Personal care
- Transfer and positioning
- Checking Vital Signs
- Measuring Intake and Output (I&O)
- Restorative care
Students will practice supervised basic resident care in a lab setting before clinical and then take those skills to clinical at the end of the program.
To be eligible for course completion, the student must successfully meet all course objectives, pass written exams, laboratory skills performance, and clinical experience.
There are specific clinical requirements that must be completed before beginning the course.
After completing this certificate, students can take the Tennessee State certification exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
Once they pass the state exam, they will be added to the Tennessee State CNA Registry.