The CNA II training enhances and broadens the scope of practice for the CNA, training the student in several specific skills beyond basic CNA preparation. CNA II skills are specifically intended for those patients with chronic, stable conditions.
A CNA II works under the direction of a registered nurse who must follow the principles of delegation as stated in Chapter 9 of the WSBN Administrative Rules and Regulations.
36 CEUs are available. Call CCHEC at 307-328-9274 to learn more.
Training and certification as a CNA II is required before the CNA may attend a Medication Aide-certified course.
• Be at least 18 years of age;
• Have a high school diploma or a GED;
• Have a current unencumbered certified nursing assistant certificate;
• Have completed at least one thousand five hundred (1500) hours of documented work hours as a CNA;
• Work in an area where opportunities exist to complete the competency skills tests.
$250, includes all materials
Class Dates & Registration
Click here to view future class dates and register or call 307-328-9274 to schedule a customized class for your facility.
The CNA II course consists of a minimum of 30 hours, including 15 hours of classroom instruction and 15 hours of supervised clinical practice. After completing the course, the CNA must be able to test to all critical competencies, demonstrating clinical application of the skills at their base facility under the approval of a nurse before certification will be granted.
1. Identify the policies, procedures, rules and regulations that govern the CNA II in Wyoming;
2. Identify legal implications
3. Identify the principles of delegation that a registered nurse must adhere to when making the decision to delegate a task to a CNA II; and
4. Perform CNA II Skills:
• Oxygen Therapy
Oxygen delivery devices
Patient care required
Normal oxygen saturation 2
• Sterile Technique
Principles of sterile technique
Creates and maintains a sterile field
Maintains sterile technique while performing an activity
Keeps gloves sterile
Accurately identifies and reports “breaks” in sterile technique
• Wound Care for stable wounds over 96 hours old
Applies sterile or clean dressing
• Oropharyngeal Suctioning
Performs procedure on conscious patient
Performs yankauer suctioning on conscious and unconscious patient
• Urinary Catheter
Removes an indwelling urinary catheter
Obtains urine specimen from catheter port
• Gastrostomy, and Percutaneous Gastric (P.E.G.) Feeding Tubes in a stable site:
Adds enteral feeding to intermittent tube
Instills water following feeding
Clamps enteral feeding tube
• Elimination Procedures:
Ostomy; Care and irrigation of an ostomy that is stable and skin around the stoma is not excoriated
Performs stoma care
Changes an ostomy appliance
Irrigates an ostomy
Digitally removes fecal impaction
Performs bowel training program
• Capillary Blood Glucose Testing
Completes training according to CLIA standards
Calibrates machine and records
Obtains capillary blood sample (i.e. finger stick)
Reads and documents glucose results according to the machine used
Identifies normal blood glucose levels 3
• Tracheostomy care for patients with well-established tracheostomy:
Performs skin care around stoma
Performs trach care
Changes dressing and ties
• Assisting with peripheral IV fluids:
Collects IV equipment and materials
Hangs and primes tubing
Discontinues peripheral IV
• Respond to Mental Health Needs
Recognize signs and symptoms of depression/anxiety
Communicate with patients appropriately
After completing the course, the CNA must be able to test to all critical competencies on the floor under the approval of a nurse before certification is final.