Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Train for a rewarding career as a certified nursing assistant.

2 weeks to completion

Clinical and classroom settings

Experienced Instructors

Abundant employment opportunities

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

A Certified Nursing Assistant is an important part of many healthcare teams, working in home health, hospital, and nursing home settings. CNAs assist nursing professionals and are involved in providing direct patient care as well as supplemental service. Our CNA school enables students to meet the requirements for certification and obtain employment.

Course Content

Our CNA training is structured to allow students to understand and address the needs of the patient, while promoting independence and self care. Specific topics of instructions include:

The role of the nursing assistant in health care, including communication skills, documentation, ethical/legal responsibilities, as well as medical terminology

Basic knowledge and skills, such as infection control, the Heimlich Maneuver, physiological needs, body mechanics, accident prevention, environmental safety, and emergency situations.

Essential nursing care knowledge and skills, including basic anatomy and physiology, the disease process, body systems, measuring vital signs, positioning and transfers, and admission/discharge procedures

Restorative care and rehabilitation

Specialized job skills and abilities, working with elderly, cognitively impaired patients, death, dying, and post-mortem care

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Saad Healthcare Technical College
1515 S University Blvd Suite D
Mobile, AL 36609

Certification Testing

Saad Healthcare Technical College is a regional test center certified by the Alabama Department of Health for CNA testing. Persons who have completed a nurse aid training program approved by the Alabama Department of Nursing within the receding 24 months are eligible to take the exam. The exam includes both a written test and evaluation of clinical skills. Thus, students who complete Saad's CNA program can do their testing at our facility where they have trained.