Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
Dates vary | 9 A.M. - 3 P.M.; see below for upcoming classes | The Mason Center 120 Market Pl Blvd., Suite H Knoxville, TN 37922
9 A.M. - 3 P.M.; see below for upcoming classes | The Mason Center 120 Market Pl Blvd., Suite H Knoxville, TN 37922
This seven-week program (five week classroom with lab and two weeks clinical) provides instruction in the roles and responsibilities of a nursing assistant.
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The Mason Center 120 Market Pl Blvd., Suite H Knoxville, TN 37922
$700 per student. Free or reduced tuition may be available through our healthcare partners; for more information, contact [email protected].
- Please fill out the below form, including your name, and best contact information.
- Letters of recommendation: All programs at the Mason Center for Healthcare Education require two letters of recommendation. One should be a professional letter of recommendation from someone with whom you have or have had a professional relationship and who can speak to academic or work experience. This letter should address the candidate’s overall fit for the program of interest. One should be a personal letter of recommendation from an acquaintance, neighbor, teacher, etc. This letter should address any traits, skills and experiences that qualify you to enter the program. Please send letters of recommendation either electronically or delivered via mail or in person along with the application.
- Interview process: Once we have received the necessary documentation, you will be notified within 5-10 business days to arrange an interview. Once the interview process is complete, an acceptance or declination email will be sent to you. A formal letter will be mailed within 5-10 business days to the provided address as well.
- Application for program submitted.
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Be able to pass background check and drug screen.
- Have completed 12th grade or its equivalent or have successfully passed test and received a graduate equivalency degree (GED).
- Drug screen, proof of tuberculosis skin test (TST) and background check will be required prior to admission.
This seven-week course (five week classroom with lab and two weeks clinical) provides instruction in the roles and responsibilities of a nursing assistant. Body structure and function, infection prevention, nutrition, principles of growth and development, safety in healthcare and care of the older person are some of the topics. Instruction and practice of basic patient care skills required for nursing assistants is provided. Skills practiced include patient assistance with activities of daily living, personal care, transfer and positioning, vital sign measurement, intake and output measurement, restorative care and communication. Students will practice supervised basic patient care in a clinical setting prior to completion of the program. The student must successfully meet all objectives of the course and pass exams, laboratory skills performance and the clinical experience to be eligible for course completion. Students then are eligible to take the Tennessee certification exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).