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As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), you will offer patients compassion and patience while assisting them with day-to-day life tasks such as dressing, bathing and feeding. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) enjoy solid job security and frequently work a flexible schedule. Typical work environments include long-term care facilities, hospitals, clinics and in the home.

While in school, you will be instructed on a broad range of subjects, including infection control, communication and interpersonal skills, safety and emergency procedures, personal care skills, psychosocial needs, basic restorative services and skills, basic nursing skills, quality improvement and more. The Perry Foundation Academy of Health’s CNA program is 96 hours and takes four weeks to complete, preparing you to take the Nevada State Board of Nursing exam.

Entrance Requirements and Pre-requisites

Persons wishing to enroll in the Perry Foundation Academy of Health CNA Program must be 18 years of age and show proof of high school diploma or equivalency, complete the enrollment agreement and interview with the school's Academic Director or Program Director. This process ensures each prospective student is capable of completing the program and understands the admission requirements. 

Background checks and drug screens are a requirement of the program. If a student declines, or if the background or drug screen is unsatisfactory to the Perry Foundation or clinical training sites, the student will not be permitted to participate in the program. Students are admitted to the program, subject to the results of the background check and drug screen.

Enrollment into the program is subject to the approval by the Academic Director once all prerequisites have been met, an interview has been conducted, and the required deposit has been made. 

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