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Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)

Become a Licensed Nursing Assistant and assist patients with health care needs and care for people who are ill or recovering from surgery or disease. As part of a health care team, duties may include assisted daily living skills, bedside care, preparing patients for procedures, and performing tasks within the scope of practice.

Certification

  • Licensed Nursing Assistant
  • Caregiver
  • First Aid
  • ServSafe Food Handler

Things to Consider About This Program

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Strong communication skills and compassion for people 
  • Ability to complete medical tasks like using needles and syringes 
  • Ability to safely handle urine, feces, saliva, blood, and other body fluids
  • Attendance is extremely important! Students with more than 24 hours of absences over the course of the year will not be allowed to sit for certification.
  • You will act as a patient and a CNA in this program while learning skills. This means that you will have skills performed on you as well as you being the one to practice the skills.

Direct Employment

  • Licensed Nursing Assistant
  • Direct Caregiver

Jobs Available After Additional or Advanced Training

  • Registered Nurse
  • Physician
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Advanced Practice RN

Eligibility

Grade 12

Students must also complete the following:

  • Completion of an approved prerequisite course with a B
    or better
  • 18 years old by course completion
  • Complete Accuplacer Math & Reading Assessments
  • Fingerprint Clearance
  • Pass industry required drug testing & background checks
  • Social security number for clinicals and licensure
  • Current BLS CPR Certification
  • Flu & COVID vaccines for clinicals
  • Senior Health Care Pathway Application
Enrollment Page

Holland Codes:

Licensed Nursing Assistant & Personal Assistant Caregiver Classroom/Lab
JTED @ Camino Seco Campus

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Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)

Locations

JTED @ Camino Seco:

Monday through Thursday 1:45 to 4:30 p.m. or 4:45 to 7:30 p.m.

JTED @ Master Pieces:

Monday through Thursday 1:45 to 4:30 p.m. or 4:45 to 7:30 p.m.

JTED @ The Bridges:

Monday through Thursday 1:45 to 4:30 p.m. or 4:45 to 7:30 p.m.

Program Completion/Sequence

  • Semester 1: Scope of Practice, Infection control, Legal/Ethical, skill practicum; use of gait belt, wheelchair, gowning/gloving, blood pressure, clinical simulations: application of coursework and skills in a simulated patient room. 
  • Semester 2: Anatomy & Physiology, Emergency Care, End of Life Care, Clinicals; Performing patient care in a healthcare facility, and certification testing. 
  • This program is completed in one school year.

Credits

3/Year

Locations offering Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA):

  • Innovation Tech High School
  • Ironwood Ridge High School
  • JTED @ Camino Seco
  • JTED @ Master Pieces
  • JTED @ The Bridges
  • Nogales High School
  • Pierson Vocational High School
  • Rio Rico High School
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