What Will I Learn?

Students will learn about human anatomy and physiology, observing patients, basic patient care principles, patients' legal rights, tracking and reporting patient information and safety protocols.

Description

Nursing assistants are unlicensed persons employed to perform basic nursing care services for the ill, injured, handicapped or disabled under the direction and supervision of licensed nurses in hospitals, nursing homes, private homes, and other health care agencies and settings. Titles for these non-licensed workers include, but are not limited to, nursing assistants, nursing aides, nursing attendants, orderlies, home health aides, personal care attendants, and patient care technicians.

  • Cost for course: $675.00 (due at registration)
  • Books and Scrubs: $120.00
  • Tests: Manual Skills: $65.00 Written: $50.00
  • Current BLS certification:  $53.50-blended or $65.00 face-to-face (see link to BLS webpage)  

The class size is limited. Register early. Tuition will not be refunded after the class has started.

Walk Away With:

Nursing Assistants who have completed required training are authorized to apply for both written and manual skills competency testing.

The manual skills test consists of the performance of 5 to 7 randomly assigned procedures that nursing assistants have learned in the training program. The test takes approximately one hour to complete. You have a partner. For 30 minutes of the test, you are the CNA, and for the other 30 minutes, you are the patient. Nursing assistants will be told at the completion of the test whether he/she has passed or failed. The test may be repeated three times. You can register for the skills test by going into any of the CSI Distance Learning Centers or the HSHS office.

Written testing is usually conducted on a monthly basis, please contact the HSHS office for details. The test is approximately 90 minutes long and tests for knowledge of nursing assisting. The test may be taken written or orally in English. The test may be repeated three (3) times.

Idaho Health & Welfare maintains a list or Registry of all CNAs. To remain active on the Registry, the individual must be employed as a nursing assistant at least once during each 2 year period. Prior to the expiration date listed on the Registry, a renewal application will be mailed to the nursing assistant. The date of most recent employment, or current employment, determine the next date of expiration. Nursing assistants who have not been employed for longer than two years need to repeat the manual skills and written competency testing in order to regain active status on the Registry.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone interested in or currently working in a hospital, clinical, or long-term care facilities needing to be certified.

What Will I Learn?

Students will learn about human anatomy and physiology, observing patients, basic patient care principles, patients' legal rights, tracking and reporting patient information and safety protocols.

Description

Nursing assistants are unlicensed persons employed to perform basic nursing care services for the ill, injured, handicapped or disabled under the direction and supervision of licensed nurses in hospitals, nursing homes, private homes, and other health care agencies and settings. Titles for these non-licensed workers include, but are not limited to, nursing assistants, nursing aides, nursing attendants, orderlies, home health aides, personal care attendants, and patient care technicians.

  • Cost for course: $675.00 (due at registration)
  • Books and Scrubs: $120.00
  • Tests: Manual Skills: $65.00 Written: $50.00
  • Current BLS certification:  $53.50-blended or $65.00 face-to-face (see link to BLS webpage)  

The class size is limited. Register early. Tuition will not be refunded after the class has started.

Walk Away With:

Nursing Assistants who have completed required training are authorized to apply for both written and manual skills competency testing.

The manual skills test consists of the performance of 5 to 7 randomly assigned procedures that nursing assistants have learned in the training program. The test takes approximately one hour to complete. You have a partner. For 30 minutes of the test, you are the CNA, and for the other 30 minutes, you are the patient. Nursing assistants will be told at the completion of the test whether he/she has passed or failed. The test may be repeated three times. You can register for the skills test by going into any of the CSI Distance Learning Centers or the HSHS office.

Written testing is usually conducted on a monthly basis, please contact the HSHS office for details. The test is approximately 90 minutes long and tests for knowledge of nursing assisting. The test may be taken written or orally in English. The test may be repeated three (3) times.

Idaho Health & Welfare maintains a list or Registry of all CNAs. To remain active on the Registry, the individual must be employed as a nursing assistant at least once during each 2 year period. Prior to the expiration date listed on the Registry, a renewal application will be mailed to the nursing assistant. The date of most recent employment, or current employment, determine the next date of expiration. Nursing assistants who have not been employed for longer than two years need to repeat the manual skills and written competency testing in order to regain active status on the Registry.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone interested in or currently working in a hospital, clinical, or long-term care facilities needing to be certified.

Instructor Bio

Sue Jones
Sue Jones has been a professional nurse for 44 years here in the Magic Valley.  During her career, she has worked for Twin Falls Clinic and Hospital, Idaho Home Health & Hospice, St. Alphonsus and now the College of Southern Idaho. She finds great satisfaction in teaching the CNA course at both the Twin Falls and Burley campuses. Sue demonstrates her passion for students as an adviser for the HOSA Future Health Professionals (CSI chapter) and currently serves as the treasurer for the Idaho state board of HOSA. Sue and her husband raised their four sons in Twin Falls and now are enjoying their 10 grandchildren.

What Will I Learn?

Students will learn about human anatomy and physiology, observing patients, basic patient care principles, patients' legal rights, tracking and reporting patient information and safety protocols.

Description

Nursing assistants are unlicensed persons employed to perform basic nursing care services for the ill, injured, handicapped or disabled under the direction and supervision of licensed nurses in hospitals, nursing homes, private homes, and other health care agencies and settings. Titles for these non-licensed workers include, but are not limited to, nursing assistants, nursing aides, nursing attendants, orderlies, home health aides, personal care attendants, and patient care technicians.

  • Cost for course: $675.00 (due at registration)
  • Books and Scrubs: $120.00
  • Tests: Manual Skills: $65.00 Written: $50.00
  • Current BLS certification:  $53.50-blended or $65.00 face-to-face (see link to BLS webpage)  

The class size is limited. Register early. Tuition will not be refunded after the class has started.

Walk Away With:

Nursing Assistants who have completed required training are authorized to apply for both written and manual skills competency testing.

The manual skills test consists of the performance of 5 to 7 randomly assigned procedures that nursing assistants have learned in the training program. The test takes approximately one hour to complete. You have a partner. For 30 minutes of the test, you are the CNA, and for the other 30 minutes, you are the patient. Nursing assistants will be told at the completion of the test whether he/she has passed or failed. The test may be repeated three times. You can register for the skills test by going into any of the CSI Distance Learning Centers or the HSHS office.

Written testing is usually conducted on a monthly basis, please contact the HSHS office for details. The test is approximately 90 minutes long and tests for knowledge of nursing assisting. The test may be taken written or orally in English. The test may be repeated three (3) times.

Idaho Health & Welfare maintains a list or Registry of all CNAs. To remain active on the Registry, the individual must be employed as a nursing assistant at least once during each 2 year period. Prior to the expiration date listed on the Registry, a renewal application will be mailed to the nursing assistant. The date of most recent employment, or current employment, determine the next date of expiration. Nursing assistants who have not been employed for longer than two years need to repeat the manual skills and written competency testing in order to regain active status on the Registry.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone interested in or currently working in a hospital, clinical, or long-term care facilities needing to be certified.

Instructor Bio

Alice Atwood

What Will I Learn?

Students will learn about human anatomy and physiology, observing patients, basic patient care principles, patients' legal rights, tracking and reporting patient information and safety protocols.

Description

Nursing assistants are unlicensed persons employed to perform basic nursing care services for the ill, injured, handicapped or disabled under the direction and supervision of licensed nurses in hospitals, nursing homes, private homes, and other health care agencies and settings. Titles for these non-licensed workers include, but are not limited to, nursing assistants, nursing aides, nursing attendants, orderlies, home health aides, personal care attendants, and patient care technicians.

  • Cost for course: $675.00 (due at registration)
  • Books and Scrubs: $120.00
  • Tests: Manual Skills: $65.00 Written: $50.00
  • Current BLS certification:  $53.50-blended or $65.00 face-to-face (see link to BLS webpage)  

The class size is limited. Register early. Tuition will not be refunded after the class has started.

Walk Away With:

Nursing Assistants who have completed required training are authorized to apply for both written and manual skills competency testing.

The manual skills test consists of the performance of 5 to 7 randomly assigned procedures that nursing assistants have learned in the training program. The test takes approximately one hour to complete. You have a partner. For 30 minutes of the test, you are the CNA, and for the other 30 minutes, you are the patient. Nursing assistants will be told at the completion of the test whether he/she has passed or failed. The test may be repeated three times. You can register for the skills test by going into any of the CSI Distance Learning Centers or the HSHS office.

Written testing is usually conducted on a monthly basis, please contact the HSHS office for details. The test is approximately 90 minutes long and tests for knowledge of nursing assisting. The test may be taken written or orally in English. The test may be repeated three (3) times.

Idaho Health & Welfare maintains a list or Registry of all CNAs. To remain active on the Registry, the individual must be employed as a nursing assistant at least once during each 2 year period. Prior to the expiration date listed on the Registry, a renewal application will be mailed to the nursing assistant. The date of most recent employment, or current employment, determine the next date of expiration. Nursing assistants who have not been employed for longer than two years need to repeat the manual skills and written competency testing in order to regain active status on the Registry.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone interested in or currently working in a hospital, clinical, or long-term care facilities needing to be certified.

Instructor Bio

Alma Padron
Instructor
Alma Padron has been a health care professional for 21 years. She was a CNA for 9 years and has been a nurse for 12 years. She is CSI alumni having received her CNA in 1998 and graduated with her ADN in 2007. During Alma’s career as a nurse, she has worked at Minidoka Memorial Long Term Care Unit, Family Health Services, Med Surg at Magic Valley Regional Medical Center and St. Luke’s Inpatient Medical floor, home health and hospice, and their Inpatient Rehab Unit. Alma has now been with the College of Southern Idaho for 7 years (6 part-time and 1 full-time). In addition to teaching the CNA program Alma also teaches the CNA refresher course, Assisting with Medication class, and Certified Family Home course. Alma moved to the United States at the young age of 20 and she met her husband in Burley, Idaho. Alma and her husband have been married for 26 years and together they raised two young ladies and two fur babies.