Certificate of Proficiency in Nursing Assistant (CNA)
The Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate of Proficiency provides courses of instruction and experience that are taught following the Arkansas Long Term Care Facility Nursing Assistant Training Curriculum to prepare students for the CNA licensure exam.
Students with criminal convictions, misdemeanors, crimes listed in Long Term Care Employment Clearance Registry, recently engaged in drug-related behavior, or in the last two years been in chemical or alcohol dependency program must contact the Program Director prior to application to the program. Due to clinical placement requirements, the student criminal record may be reason for rejection or withdrawal of admission. A current American Heart Association CPR certification and current health card (TB Skin Test) is required prior to clinical experience. A flu vaccine may be required during flu season. To complete clinical hours some weekend hours will be required. Must take MEDL 1001 HCP CPR & First Aid or have a current CPR certification for Certificate of Proficiency.
Students can also continue the coursework and earn a Technical Certificate in Health Professions.