CNA Classes Norcross, GA

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), also called nurse aides, patient care aides, or orderlies assist patients with daily living activities under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Certified Nursing Assistant programs prepare adults to provide competent direct care services and pass the Written and Skills components of the Georgia State Certification Exam. Working closely with patients, nurse aides perform basic duties such as bathing, dressing, and feeding patients, cleaning and setting up medical equipment, checking and recording vital signs, making beds, turning and positioning patients, and answering call lights. They also assist with rehabilitative treatments, provide social and emotional support, observe patients and provide vital information to physicians and nurses, collaborate with the health care team to restore health.

Certified nursing assistants work primarily in long-term care facilities such as adult day care, retirement communities, personal homes, and nursing homes. The demand for CNAs is expected to increase 11 percent in the next decade in response to the increasing healthcare needs of the aging population. In 2016, the median pay for CNAs was $27,510.

Atlanta Career Institute

The Certified Nurse Aide Training program at Atlanta Career Institute is approved by the state so graduates will be eligible to sit the Georgia State Exam to become Certified Nursing Assistants. Experienced instructors have a proven track record for success. The curriculum covers 85 contact hours of theory and practical instruction. Students learn how to bathe, feed, and dress residents, observe changes in physical and mental health, measure vital signs, make beds, transfer and turn patients, respect patients’ rights, and basic nursing skills. The training will cover the 22 essentials skills using lectures, hands-on practice, and video demonstrations. The certification exam will be administered at the school – a minimum of 5 students must be available to take the exam. Graduates will be eligible to work in acute and long-term care facilities. Day, evening, and weekend schedules are available. The day class meets Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for 12 days followed by 5 days of clinical rotations. The evening class meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm for 15 days followed by 6 days of clinical rotations. The weekend class meets on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm for 8 weekends and 3 days for clinical rotations.

Applicants must submit the following within the 1st week of class:

  • A negative TB skin test or chest x-ray
  • A drug screen
  • Current BLS/CPR for Healthcare Providers – available at ACI for $70
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Complete a criminal background check – admission will be denied to applicants with certain felonies
  • Two valid forms of ID – one must be a government issued photo ID and a social security card
  • Physician’s clearance to attend clinical – for pregnant applicants

Tuition for the program is $799. Flexible weekly payment plans are available.

CNU Medical Institute

CNU Medical Institute provides nursing assistant students with the basic nursing skills to care for patients or residents in an acute or long-term care setting. The curriculum covers 90 contact hours of theory and practical instruction including 40 hours of supervised patient care experiences in a skilled nursing facility. Completion of the program enables students to sit the State of Georgia Approved Certification Examination. Experienced registered nurse instructors work one-on-one with students to prepare them for success on the exam. The duration of the program is 3 weeks. Course topics include care for cognitively impaired patients, basic nursing skills, infection control, vital signs, observation and recording, range of motion exercises, patient transfers, rights and independence, law and ethics, feeding and nutrition, rehabilitation and restorative techniques, and communication.

Admission criteria:

  • Demonstrate a ninth-grade reading, math, and language level
  • Two valid forms of ID – a valid government photo ID and social security card
  • Valid CPR certification
  • Be 18 years or older
  • TB clearance
  • Criminal background clearance

Use the contact information below for up-to-date information on the class schedule and cost of attendance.

Good Nursing & Medical Training

The Certified Nursing Assistant program at Good Nursing & Medical Training prepares students for success on the State Certification Exam. The day program covers 100 contact hours of classroom lectures and practical hands-on experiences. An evening schedule is also available. It covers 92 hours of classroom lectures and clinical experiences. At the conclusion of the program, graduates will be conveniently administered at Good Nursing’s facility. Course topics include the role and responsibility of nursing assistants, basic nursing assistants, infection control, patient rights and independence, vital signs, observation and reporting, fluid intake and output, personal care skills, patients transfers, and hospice care.

Admission criteria:

  • A negative TB skin test or chest x-ray
  • Submit to a drug screen
  • Current BLS/CPR for Healthcare Provider Card
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Complete a criminal background check
  • Two valid forms of ID – one must be a government issued photo ID and a social security card

Tuition costs $650.

Covenant CNA School

The CNA program at Covenant C.N.A. School delivers the training adults need to care for residents or patients in nursing homes, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home health care. Course topics include but are not limited to measuring and recording vital signs, disease and infection control, range of motion exercises, communication and teamwork, meeting physical and emotional needs of patients, and preparation for the State Competency Exam. The state exam is conveniently administered at Covenant’s facility. After completing the required theory, students will participate in clinical rotations are long-term care facilities in Atlanta and metro areas. Throughout the clinical rotation, students will learn the 22 clinical skills as they work side-by-side with skilled preceptors. The day class meets Monday through Friday from 4 weeks. The weekend class meets Saturday and Sunday for 5 weeks.

  • Applicants under 18 must provide proof of parental consent
  • A government-issued photo ID and social security card
  • Meet with an admissions representative and submit a completed application
  • Make the required deposit
  • Complete a background check

Call for current pricing and schedules.

FAKS Allied Health Center

FAKS Allied Health Education Center offers CNA state-approved training. The short-term program prepares adults for employment in healthcare in just a few weeks. Classroom theory is reinforced by lots of hands-on experiences during the clinical rotation. Course topics include anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, personal care skills, basic nursing skills, infection control, law and ethics, the role and responsibility of nurse aide, vital signs, patients’ rights and independence, nutrition, Alzheimer’s care, and hospice care. The duration of the class is 4 to 7.5 weeks. Day, evening, and weekend classes are available. Classes fill up early, so it is important to apply early. Admission is on a first come first served basis.

Admission criteria:

  • Be 17 years or older – applicants under 18 must obtain parental consent
  • A valid social security card
  • A state-issued photo ID
  • Submit a completed application
  • Make the program deposit
  • Complete a background check – misdemeanors will block admission to the program

Use the contact information to find out the cost of tuition. Faks accepts WIOA Grant Funding, Vocational Rehabilitation funding, Post 9/11 Veterans GI Bill, and Faith-Based Assistance.

Crystal G

Crystal is a certified Registered Nurse (RN) with a passion for writing about nursing education. Through her articles, Crystal shares insights and tips to help fellow nurses enhance their skills and stay updated with the latest developments in the field. With a focus on practical advice and relevant topics, Crystal's writing is a valuable resource for nursing professionals seeking to advance their careers.