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- Nursing Assistant Program
- Fall 2022
- Due by May 26th by 4:30 PM
Nursing Assistant Program - 1 Semester
5 Credit course (Fall/Spring have 2 - 8-week sessions and 1 - 16-week session. Summer session has 1 - 8-week session)
Prepares the learner for taking the state examination to become a nursing assistant and work in health care settings.
Those applying to the Nursing Assistant Program will need to provide documentation of their eligibility for MAT 121.
Students: We recently made changes to our application process effective immediately. Please read the new Admission Information and Application form on the Program Documents tab above.
Nursing Assistant Program Costs Estimate
- Tuition: $460.00 (Resident status - $92/credit)
- Lab Fee: $275.00 (Including the state certification test fee)
- Uniform: $40 Wine-colored scrubs + $10-15 program badge to be purchased at the AWC bookstore
- White or Black shoes: $40
- Textbook and workbook: $120
- Health & Safety Requirements:
- CPR Card: $45
- Fingerprint Clearance Card: $73
- Tuberculosis Screening: $20 - $30
- Drug Test: $40
- Gait Belt: $8 - $20
- Watch-indicating seconds: $20
- Blood Pressure Cuff & Stethoscope: $25 - $50
The costs provided are estimates and are subject to change.
Nursing Assistant Program Documents
|Admission Information and Application
|Fingerprint Clearance Cards
|Nursing Assistant Student Guide
|Nursing Assistant Curriculum
Career Overview and Job Outlook
The program prepares the student to take the state examination to become a certified or licensed nursing assistant (CNA, LNA), whose main role is to work under the supervision of nurses to provide high-quality care to patients. The skills learned as a Nursing Assistant can prepare the student for a long-term career in the nursing field.
Being a nursing assistant offers many rewards, challenges, and opportunities. Nursing assistants work in nursing homes, assisted living centers, hospitals, hospice, correctional institutions, clinics, and other settings.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an increasing demand in nursing assistants secondary to the growth rate of the elderly population over the next decade. The average annual salary for certified nursing assistants is $25,000 to $37,000 with the median being that of $33,500.