Certified Nurse’s Aide

Location: Phlebotomy Career Training 28050 Ford Rd Garden City, MI 48135 Instructor: Nancy Kimmel, PhD, MSN-FNP-BC Train the Trainer Certified

Certified Nurse’s Aide


Our current Certified nursing assistant program is a 75 hour program. The cost for tuition is now at its lowest price in 11 years at $1200. Classes meet twice a week for 6 weeks.

Certified Nurse’s Aide


In Class: Certified Nursing Assistant

  • New classes will begin on February 25th from 8:00 am until 2:30 pm every Friday and Saturday for 6 weeks. All students must be vaccinated and have a negative Covid Test each week they come to class. All student must be able to pass a background check and drug screen.
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Certified Nursing Assistant course meets entirely in class. We have a state approved nurse assistant program going strong for over 10 years. Our current Certified nursing assistant program is a 75 hour program. Student will perform a clinical rotation through one or several long term care facilities in the greater Metro Detroit surrounding area. Students are required to have a negative TB skin test prior to registering for the class, pass a criminal background check (students should be able to work in longterm care).
Students are required to have the following prior to class:
1. Burgundy scrubs
2. white shoes, tennis, nursing, clogs
3. negative TB test
4. Background check

Students are required to pass a urine drug screen test performed onsite at the school by the 3rd week. This cost is $35.00 and must be done at the school per our contract with the extended care facility.
Student can be sure to get not only excellent training, but participate in small class sizes. Students will learn the following skills as a certified nursing assistant;
Course Description: The learner is introduced to basic nursing care, resident rights, safety and emergency nursing procedures. Principles of therapeutic relationships and client care are presented as well as the legal/ethical issues related to nursing assistant practice. Students demonstrate competencies required to assist in giving basic nursing care to patients in long-term care agencies under the supervision of the instructor or licensed nursing staff. Class Breakdown is: AIDS education/ 51 hours of class including lab, with 24 hours of clinical time at a State Approved facility.

Learner Outcomes: At the completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
1. Demonstrates basic technical skills that facilitate an optimal level of functioning for the client, recognizing individual, cultural, and religious diversity. (Disciplinary Learning)?
2. Provide personal care to clients. (Disciplinary Learning, Social and personal responsibility)
3. Identify psychosocial characteristics of all clients including persons with mental retardation, mental illness, dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and related disorders. (Disciplinary Learning)
4. Incorporates principles and skills of restorative nursing in providing care. (Disciplinary Learning)
5. Demonstrate behaviors that maintain and respect client rights and promote clients’ independence, regardless of race, religion, life-style, sexual preference, disease process, or ability to pay. (Social and personal responsibility)
6. Use effective communication skills in order to function as a member of the nursing team. (Literacy)
7. Use procedures and techniques to prevent the spread of microorganisms. (Disciplinary Learning, Social and personal responsibility)
8. Demonstrates the ability to identify and use safety and emergency procedures (Disciplinary Learning, Social and personal responsibility)
9. Deliver sensitive care to the dying patient and the family. (Social and personal responsibility)
10. Demonstrate knowledge of and is responsive to the laws and regulations that affect his/her practice including but not limited client abuse and neglect, client

? Desired Student Abilities 2
complaint procedures, workers right to know, and the Uniform Disciplinary Act. (Disciplinary Learning, Social and personal responsibility)

1.) Michigan Model provided to all students

2.) The Law Relating to Nursing Assistants, Federal Rules and Regulations for CNA’s (Provided in class)

3.) Resident’s Rights Handout (Provided in class) includes Public Health Code, MCL 333.21766, and Public Health Code MCL 333.20201

Teaching/Learning Methods: Lecture, discussion, videotapes, role play, demonstration/return demonstration
Course Requirements:
1. A grade of “C” (2.5) or better is required to pass the written tests or75%.
2. Clinicals need to be passed with 100% in order to pass the course. This means 100% attendance as well as proficient demonstration of C.N.A. skills.
2. Active participation in class
3. Attendance is required.

Methods Of Evaluation: Weekly quizzes Final written and skills exam Passing grade for clinical Grading Scale:
Passing A = 90-100% , 80-89% B, 75- 79% C, Below 75%is failing.
Clinicals must be passed with 100% to graduate as well as a 75% pass rate on the written portion of the class room.
Course Outline Total of 75hours I. Introduction: 16-hours of education in the following prior to clinical rotations

A. Communication and interpersonal skills
1. Communication in health care
2. Communicating with staff members
3. Guidelines for communicating with clients

B. Infection Control
1. Chain of infection
2. Body defenses
3. Viral infections
4. Bacterial infections
5. Guidelines for preventing infections
6. Self-care

C. Safety/emergency procedures, including the Heimlich maneuver
1. The client environment
2. Safety measures
3. Fire Safety
4. Nursing assistant safety

D. Guidelines for promoting the client’s independence

E. Respecting client’s rights
1. Resident’s rights and responsibilities
2. Providing privacy and maintaining confidentiality
3. Giving assistance in resolving grievances and disputes
4. Providing needed assistance in getting to and participating in facility activities
5. Maintaining care and security of personal belongings
6. Promoting the right to be free from abuse, mistreatment and neglect
7. Reporting any abusive treatment
8. Avoiding use of restraints in accordance with current professional and facility standards

II. Basic Nursing Skills

A. Taking and recording vital signs
1. Body temperature
a. Definitions of body temperature
b. Temperature control
c. Measuring body temperature
d. Clinical thermometers
e. Guidelines for using oral and rectal thermometers
f. Guidelines for safe use of a glass thermometer
2. Pulse
a. Sites for taking a pulse
b. Using a stethoscope
c. Pulse rate
d. Rhythm and force of pulse
e. Taking a radial pulse
f. Taking an apical pulse

3. Respirations
a. Abnormal respirations
b. Counting respirations

4. Blood pressure
a. Factors affecting blood pressure
b. Equipment
c. Measuring blood pressure

B. Measuring and recording height and weight
1. Guidelines for obtaining accurate weight and height
2. upright scale
3. electronic scale
4. bed scale
5. chair scale

C. Caring for the client’s environment
1. Environment and nursing assistant safety
2. The client environment
3. Safety measures

D. Reporting and recording observations
1. Making observations
2. Reporting changes in client condition
3. Documentation

E. Caring for dying clients
1. Five stages of grief
2. Preparation for death
3. Client self-determination
4. Role of nursing assistant
5. Hospice care
6. Physical changes as death approaches
7. Postmortem care
8. Organ donation
9. Autopsy

III. Personal Care skills
A. Bathing
1. Guidelines for client bathing
2. Assisting with tub or shower bath
3. Bed bath
4. Peri-care (male/female)
5. Hand and fingernail care
6. Foot care
7. Bed shampoo

B. Bedmaking
1. Making the unoccupied bed
2. Making the occupied bed

C. Grooming/oral care
1. Routine oral care
2. Special oral hygiene
3. Denture care
4. Daily shaving
5. Hair care

D. Dressing
1. Guidelines for dressing and undressing the client
2. Use of assistive devices

E. Toileting
1. Elimination needs
2. Giving and removing a bedpan
3. Giving and removing a urinal
4. Assisting with the use of the bedside commode
5. Providing catheter care

F. Maintaining and restoring musculo-skeletal function
1. Range of motion exercises
2. Care and use of prosthetic and orthotic devices
3. Methods of fall prevention

G. Assisting with eating and hydration
1. Nutritional needs and diet modifications
2. Normal nutrition
3. Essential nutrients
4. Six food groups
5. Basic diets
6. Supplements and nourishment
7. Recognizing weight loss
8. Fluid balance
9. Providing fresh water
10. Recognizing signs of dehydration

11. Alternative nutrition
12. Measuring and recording intake and output
13. Proper feeding techniques
a. feeding the client
b. assisting the client with self feeding
c. use of assistive devices
d. feeding dependent client

14. Reporting weight loss, decreased food and fluid intake, and decreased urine output.
H. Skin care
1. Integumentary system structures
2. Skin functions
3. Aging changes
4. Skin lesions
5. Guidelines for preventing pressure ulcers

I. Positioning, moving, transferring, ambulating
1. Body mechanics for client and nursing assistant
2. Transfer skills
a. Moving
b. Lifting
3. Guidelines for safe transfers
4. Use of transfer belts
5. Use of assistive devices: cane, walker, crutches
6. Positioning
a. Fowler’s position
b. Supine position
c. Side-lying (lateral)
d. Prone position
e. Sims’ position

6. Moving the client
a. Moving client up on bed
b. Moving client to side of bed

7. Transfers
a. Bed to wheelchair – one person assist
b. Stretcher transfers
c. Toilet transfers
d. Tub transfers
e. Car transfers
8. Assisting the client to ambulate
9. Preventing falls

IV. Mental Health and Social Service Needs
A. Nursing assistant’s response to client behavior
1. Care for the demanding client
2. Care for the client experiencing emotional distress
3. Modifying own behavior in response to client behavior

4. Assisting the client to cope
5. Reporting client concerns

B. Meeting the spiritual and cultural needs of clients

C. Awareness of developmental tasks associated with the aging process
1. Normal changes of aging
2. Developmental tasks of the elderly
3. Adaptations necessary to accommodate the aging process

D. Allowing personal choices
1. Respect for human dignity
2. Safety issues
3. Exercise, activity, and recreation needs

E. Recognizing the family as a source of emotional support
1. Traditions
2. Client/family teaching

F. Care of the cognitively impaired client
1. Techniques for addressing the unique needs and behaviors of client with dementia (Alzheimer’s Disease and others)
2. Care for the emotionally stressed client
3. Mental health
4. Defense mechanisms
5. Maladaptive behavior
6. Alcoholism
7. The cognitively impaired client
a. Communicating effectively with the cognitively impaired client
b. Understanding behavior
c. Responding appropriately to behavior
d. Reducing the effects of cognitive impairment

V. Basic Restorative Services
A. Rehabilitation and restorative services
B. Interdisciplinary health care team
C. Principles of rehabilitation
D. Training the client in self-care according to client abilities
E. Complications of inactivity
F. Restorative programs
G. Guidelines for implementing restorative programs
H. Use of assistive devices
I. Bowel and bladder training

Please call our offices at (734) 762-3220 to register or find out more information about when classes are starting.
All instructors are Certified Nurse Aide Train the Trainers and are RN’s with BSN’s and MSN’s with over 20 years of teaching experience.
The nurse aide training program number for our school is NATP # N09014. Please visit the state of Michigan Website for CNA for more information.

Welcome to all!

Please contact us at (734) 762-3220 x1 for more info, or email us at [email protected]

Students may request their certifications by emailing [email protected]

Per the State of Michigan, students taking this class need to have a minimum of a 6th grade education.

What's Included

  • All Study Materials
  • Clinical hours
  • Patient supplies and practice sessions in class
  • Certification for Nurses Aide

About Your Instructor
Nancy Kimmel, PhD, MSN-FNP-BC Train the Trainer Certified

Professor Kimmel, director of the school, has compiled all her years of experience as a university professor to build courses with a curriculum designed to graduate proficient and competent students in their prospective medical career choice.

In Class: Certified Nursing Assistant

  • New classes will begin on February 25th from 8:00 am until 2:30 pm every Friday and Saturday for 6 weeks. All students must be vaccinated and have a negative Covid Test each week they come to class. All student must be able to pass a background check and drug screen.