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Online Introduction to CNA Course

Introduction to Nursing Assistant Estimated Time of Completion

Estimated Length of program:
1-2 months, self-paced

Introduction to Nursing Assistant Program Estimated Time of Completion

Program Goal:
To prepare students to qualify for entry-level CNA positions.

Program Outcomes

In this course, students learn all the basics and background needed to enter into and excel in a full CNA program. You’ll get a preparatory education in vital signs, first aid, communication and documentation, ethics, nutrition, psychology, medication, patient needs, positioning and cleanliness. You’ll enjoy complete step-by-step illustrated lessons that prepare you for this rewarding, in-demand career.

The coursework trains students to:

  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of a certified nursing assistant.
  • Identify the federal and state regulations applicable to patient direct care.
  • Demonstrate skills for direct patient care as appropriate to a variety of settings, such as private homes and residential facilities in conformance with federal and state regulations.
  • Demonstrate proper infection prevention through the implementation of proper safety procedures and in-home cleaning support.
  • Demonstrate effective listening and oral and written communication skills with coworkers and clients.
  • Describe appropriate nutritional support personal care activities in the home including nutritional support, safe food preparation and storage, including the use of various types of feeding tubes.
  • Demonstrate proper bed making, baths, oral, hand and foot care and perineal care to the resident.
  • Explain healthcare regulations for non-medical staff assisting with medications, such as utilizing the medication schedule as provided by the medical provider.
Online Introduction to Nursing Assistant school training outcomes


Instruction Pack

This course is contained in one Instruction Pack, which introduces students to CNA careers, including personal care and home care, with an overview of the daily activities that may be provided in caregiving facilities and client homes. Lesson topics include Introduction to CNA; Ethics and Legal Responsibilities; Introduction to Psychology; First-Aid Procedures; Communication and Documentation; Vital Signs; Nutrition and Wellness; Cleaning in the Home; Position and Mobility; Daily Needs of Patients; Patient Cleanliness; and Medication.

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