Successful completion of this course will provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to effectively perform in the role of a Certified Nurse Assistant. Assistants work in hospitals, home health and nursing homes, under the supervision of licensed nursing personnel. The course presents basic nursing assistant principles as well as the opportunity to practice and demonstration of skills related to client care. The students’ time will be divided between classroom instruction, laboratory time and supervised experience in hospital and/or nursing home settings. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the Nurse Aide Competency Exam. Students who pass this exam and become certified through the Wyoming State Board of Nursing can work as a CNA
• Students must be at least 16 years of age
• Students must have proof of current TB test
• Students must have proof of two MMR vaccinations or proof of immunity prior to the start of clinical
• It is recommended that students have current (less than 10 years) tetanus shot and have begun the Hepatitis B series prior to start of clinical
CCHEC offers an adult CNA class in the Fall, Spring and Summer. The class is 89 hours, which includes 24 hours of clinical time. This is a very popular class, so students are encouraged to register early.
CCHEC also offers a CNA class available to Carbon County School District #1 high school students during the regular school day. Students interested should talk to their guidance counselor.
A certificate of completion will be issued by CCHEC upon successful completion of the course. This entitles the student to take the competency exam required by the State Board of Nursing to be certified in Wyoming.