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Certified Nurse Aide Class
ALH100- 1S221 5 credit hours, Manhattan Area Technical College
WHEN: Spring 2018 Semester – January 11 to April 12, 2018 during 7th hour, Manhattan High School
Thursdays, beginning January 11, 2:45-5:45 pm at MATC, Nursing Lab/Classroom
WHAT: This course follows the curriculum specified by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) for instruction of persons planning employment as certified nurse aides in long-term care facilities (nursing homes), or who plan to pursue health careers. Outside-of-class reading and homework assignments are required. After successful completion of the course, students are eligible to take the state certifying exam for the CNA (Certified Nurse Aide) in Kansas.
NOTES: (1) CNAs under 18-years-old may not operate any patient/resident lift/hoist devices, under the Child Labor Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division. This may impact employment options for CNAs under age 18.
(2) CNAs are eligible for employment for 24 months following the date the certificate is issued. To extend the eligibility period, the CNA must be employed to perform nurse assistant tasks for at least eight hours in the 24-month period. CNA certificates do not expire, but they become inactive if the employment requirement is not met. The process of re-activating an inactive certificate requires a refresher course, which may be an additional expense. Generally professional schools (nursing, etc.) require active CNA status at time of application and admission.
WHERE: Class meets 7th hour for independent work (reading, writing, viewing, practicing) at MHS-W
Labs: Thursdays, January through April, 2:45-5:45 pm, Manhattan Area Technical College, Room 103B.
Clinicals: three, 8-hour shifts, 5:30 am - 2:15 pm meet at a nursing home in Manhattan, on scheduled weekends (Saturdays, Sundays) in March & April.
Transportation to labs and clinicals is the responsibility of the student or parent.
COST: $95.00. Make checks payable to MATC (Manhattan Area Technical College).
Fee is due at time of enrollment. Fee includes state certification test fees, consumable
lab supplies, background check, and liability insurance.
►Student must pass the CASAS reading test administered by MATC. Call MATC, 785-320-4567, for appointment. If student has completed a college-level reading and writing class (English Composition, or similar) with grade “C” or higher, test may be waived.
►Students submit report of negative TB skin test administered November 2017 or after. The TB skin test is available at physician’s offices, Riley County Health Department, walk-in urgent care clinics, and Fort Riley clinics.
A Copy of TB Test Report is due upon enrollment.
►Students must show documentation of 2017-2018 season flu immunization.
A Copy of flu immunization documentation is due upon enrollment.
►Scrubs are to be worn at all class meetings including lecture, lab & clinical times, which must be purchased by the student in
Caribbean Blue (dark teal color) or Wine (maroon) color. Student needs scrubs by January 11, 2018. Closed toe, closed heel, non-slip shoes are required for labs at MATC and clinical shifts at the long-term care facility. Ladies please wear appropriate undergarments to not expose yourself during laboratory/clinical times.
Be sure to bring to enrollment:
2 personal documents required: (1) a state issue photo ID (driver’s license) and (2) your Social Security card;
Passing score for CASAS Reading Test administered by MATC;
A Copy of the Annual TB test & Influenza vaccination for year 2017-2018 seasons;
$95 payment to MATC;
(1) Application for State Test,
(2) Criminal Record Check form,
(3) MATC Application, and
(4) CNA Enrollment Check Sheet.
►Attendance is required! You must attend this class to be successful. Be PREPARED when you come to class! Be there EVERY DAY!
►Students who miss more than 10 percent of class time at MHS will be withdrawn from the class. Students must fully attend all Thursday class sessions at MATC. Students CANNOT miss any clinical time scheduled at a local long-term care facility. This course complies with federal and state regulations; full attendance is required for successful completion. Absences are considered voluntary withdrawal from the course. Documentation is required for absences due to illness or emergency.
►Students will receive a 100% refund of the class fee if written notification is received at MHS Counseling Office before the class begins on January 11. No refunds after this date.
Mark Ballinger BSN RN, CCMA, CMAA
3136 Dickens Ave., Manhattan, KS 66503
785-587-2800 (phone) 1-800-352-7575 785-587-2804 (fax)
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