The Pathway

Through a partnership with ACC and CU, DCSD students will be able to complete their Certified Nurses Aide Certificate. This program will prepare the student for employment as a nurse aide in hospital, home-care, skilled care and hospice facilities. The entry level skills of a nurse aide are an excellent introduction to a broad range of health professions. Basic nursing skills, including activities of daily living, use of assistive devices and recognition of the emotional, social, cultural and individual rights of patients are all competencies that will be covered in the coursework. Successful completion of the Nurse Aide Certificate course at ACC qualifies the student to take the State Certification Examination, also known as the NNAAP exam, to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).

Students take all courses in this pathway in a sequence during their senior year. After indicating interest in this pathway, students will begin receiving information directly from the director of the CNA program at ACC so they can begin providing information to the university regarding vaccinations, background check, etc.

Pre-req: none. Students who register for CNA will take ALL classes in one SEMESTER as a 12th grade student. CNA students will need to provide some of their own equipment such as stethoscopes and scrubs. More information will be available from ACC.

Students will need to able to do clinicals on an occasional evening or weekend and have their own transportation.

Nurse Aide Program Requirements:

**This pathway is full and no longer accepting applications.**

The Instructors

Required Learning Sequence

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Credit Opportunities

Postsecondary Partners

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