Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Healthcare

Lawson State Community College and the Department of Health Professions officers two tracks for the Certified Nursing Assistant program.  The first track as outlined below is the Certifed Nursing Assitant/Home Healthcare program taught once each semester.  The Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Program is a ten (10) semester hour certificate program designed to provide the student with the necessary theory and laboratory experiences for the development of skills required to qualify as a long-term care Nursing Assistant/ Home Health Aide. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of skills in communications, observations, safety, mobility/body mechanics, personal and restorative care, and infection control necessary to care for patients and clients of all ages. Upon completion of this program, the aide should be able to apply the concepts and skills in areas required by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) and the National Association of Home Care. Financial aid is avaialbe tof qualifed applicants for the CNA/HHA program throug the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).  WIA is a federally funded program that assits job seekers in obtaining employment.  The estimated cost for Tuition, fees and supplies is $1500.

To Apply for this Program:

1. The applicant must be a high school graduate or have a GED certificate
2. Write the Compass Placement Exam.
3. Applicants are required to complete a Health Form
4. Applicants are required to receive certain immunizations at own expense. I.E. influenza, measles, hepatitis - B.

Program of Study

Course  Credit 
 NAS/HHA 120 Fundamentals of Nursing Assistant Home Health Aid   7
 NAS/HHA 121 Fundamentals of Nursing Assistant Home Health Aid Clinical  3
                                                                                           Total Hours 10

Certified Nursing Assistant

The second track offered is the Certified Nursing Assistant training course.   The course is offered on the Bessemer Campus two time per semester.  The class meets on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for 5 weeks from 3:30 pm until 9:30 pm.  At the completion of the course the student is eligible to sit for the Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Services (NACES) certification examination. The estimated cost of the course for tuitition and fees is 591.00.  Students will aslo be requred to complete a Health Form and to recieve certain immunizations at own expense.  I.E. TB skin test and hepatitis-B. 

Program of Study

 Course Credit 
 NAS100 Long-Term Care Nursing Assistant  4
                                               Total Hours  4

The Nursing Assistant Training course Mini-term 1 will be offered August 18 - September 22, 2014* and  Mini-term 2 will be offered October 13 - November 17, 2014.*

Please contact Dorothy Young at (205) 929-3461 for more infomraiton.
*Dates are subject to change without prior notification.