Certified Nurse Aide

CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE

COURSE INFORMATION

The Nurse Aide training course focuses on preparing adults for the Certificated Nurse Aide exam. BRCP’s course is offered at BRCP in the evenings. The course follows the Indiana Department of Health curriculum standards and after completion of the coursework, a certification exam will be offered at BRCP.

The cost for the course is $775.00.

The Length of the course is four weeks.

Funding available for enrollment in this course is Individual- Private Pay, WIA, and WorkIN.

CREDENTIAL

Indiana Nurse Aide Certification.

NURSE AIDE COMPETENCY EVALUATIONIvyTechLogo

  • Administered by Ivy Tech Community College, in compliance with the Indiana State Department of Health regulations.
  • Consists of two main parts: a written exam and a hands-on, skills exam.

1) CNA WRITTEN EXAM

  • Contains 60-70 multiple choice questions.
  • Focus areas include hygiene, nutrition, infection control, therapeutic procedures, workplace conduct, candidate’s knowledge of patient communication, patient/client rights and ethical behavior, and psychosocial care questions about the emotional, mental, cultural and spiritual needs of patients.

2) CNA CLINICAL SKILLS EXAM

  • Requires a demonstration of five skills on a volunteer or live model, as chosen by the test administrator from the skills test chart provided below.

AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE:

Individual must be able to:

  • Provide for the daily care of the resident.
    • Examples: Bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, transferring, ambulating, and elimination.
  • Provide for the resident’s comfort.
    • Examples: Assist the resident in developing trust, be empathetic and open to the family, actively listen, and create a positive home-like environment.
  • Provide for the resident’s safety.
    • Examples: Immediately report safety issues, follow infection control practices, and maintain a clean and safe environment.
  • Provide for the resident’s health needs.
    • Examples: Respond to call lights immediately, assist the nurse during medical procedures and emergencies, immediately inform the nurse of any changes in the resident’s appearance, behavior, or mood, and accurately establish measurements, such as temperature, weight, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure.

LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THE CLINICAL SKILLS TEST (Hands-On)

Individual must be able to:

  • Perform a variety of skills in a setting resembling a nurse-aide work environment while properly interacting and communicating with the patient.
    • Examples: Taking and recording patient blood pressure, bathing and dressing a patient, helping with range of motion exercises, and providing catheter care.
  • Five of the following skills must be demonstrated correctly in order to pass the clinical skills portion of the certification exam:
1. Wash hands 13. Measure and record blood pressure
2. Provide food care 14. Perform passive range of motion exercise for client knee and ankle
3. Assist to ambulate using transfer belt 15. Count and record client’s radial pulse
4. Assist with use of bedpan 16. Don and remove gown and gloves
5. Apply one knee-high elastic stocking 17. Perform passive range of motion exercises for client shoulder
6. Count and record patient’s respirations 18. Position client on side
7. Measure and record weight of ambulatory client 19. Provide catheter care for female client
8. Dress client with affected (weak) right arm 20. Clean dentures
9. Provide fingernail care 21. Make an occupied bed
10. Give modified bed bath 22. Provide mouth care
11. Measure and record urinary output 23. Provide perineal care for female client
12. Transfer from bed to wheelchair using transfer belt 24. Feed client who cannot feed self

 

REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN STATE CERTIFICATION

  • Criminal History check, Mantoux testing or chest X-ray for tuberculosis, and a physical examination.
  • Complete an Indiana State Department of Health approved training program.
    • At least 30 hours of classroom training, at least 75 hours of clinical experience, and successful completion of the written and skills competency evaluation.

Please call Blue River Career Programs’ Adult Education Administrative Assistant for details on when the next class will start and how to enroll at 317.392.4191 ext. 1115.