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Fall Semester CNA Students

Fall Semester CNA Students

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

CNA Program Requisites

Turlock Adult School’s Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) program is a free course to qualifying students!  The CNA program consists of three classes during an entire 15 week semester.  Students are REQUIRED to attend ALL THREE CLASSES.  You MUST attend an orientation and apply to the program.  Students are selected based on need.

What Does a CNA Do?

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) provide intimate, hands-on healthcare to patients in medical settings, helping with bathing, dressing and the basic activities of life. A day in the life of a CNA might also include:

·         Turning or repositioning bedridden patients

·         Taking patients’ temperature, blood pressure and other vital signs

·         Answering patient calls

·         Documenting patients’ health issues and report to nurses

·         Feeding patients, measuring and recording their food and liquid intake

·         Cleaning rooms and bed linens

·         Helping with medical procedures

·         Dressing wounds

A certified nursing assistant job has peaks and valleys. It can be physically demanding at times with some unpleasant responsibilities, but the role also allows CNAs to build strong relationships with patients.

While CNAs can be found in hospitals, the majority of them work in nursing and residential care facilities, where CNAs interact with patients on a regular basis and get to know them personally. If you’re interested in joining the booming health care field, becoming a CNA—also known as a nurses’ aid, home health aide, orderly or attendant—can be a good place to start. Learn which personal and professional traits you’ll need to succeed as a certified nursing assistant.

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CNA Traits

You are…

You should have…


 Strong decision-making skills

 An excellent listener

 Excellent attention to detail


 Good communication skills


 Problem-solving skills

 Physically fit

 Good ethical standards


 Ability to maintain interpersonal relationships