IHCA’s CNA Training Program
IHCA’s CNA Training is an 88-hour, 6-Week Program, that encompasses the fundamental theories and skills underlying the nursing profession. It prepares students to sit for the Georgia certification exam for nurse aides. Training is divided into two parts – Academic Instruction, the theoretical background of nursing, which consists of classroom and lab time and Practical Training where students hone the skills required to be an effective CNA.
Academic Instruction includes studies of the fundamentals of nursing, health care, nutrition, infection control, biochemistry, and basic human anatomy and physiology. Classroom and lab time comprise the first 60 hours of instruction. Practical Training takes 28 hours to complete. Practical Training is supervised by a clinical instructor and takes place in a nursing home. The skills learned during the Academic Instruction are utilized as students prepare to take the state exam.
What is a CNA?
A CNA is a health care worker who provides basic nursing services under the supervision of a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or a Registered Nurse (RN). They typically provide care to the elderly and disabled clients/patients. CNAs can work in Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Community Center Hospices, Schools, Outpatient Facilities or patient and client’s homes.
What does a CNA do?
CNAs help their clients and patients by measuring their vital signs, helping with daily hygiene tasks, feedings and assisting them with walking and conducting minor exercise.
This program costs $1,250. The fees are listed below.
Instructional Fee: $937
Supplies & Instructional Materials: $245
Liability Insurance: $38
Graduation Fees: $30
Certified Nursing Aide/Assistant
(CNA) Training Program
The state exam fee is $117 and is a separate fee. Typically, students are scheduled to take the state exam in Savannah or Brunswick.
Additional costs of $145 may be incurred for items listed below.
PPD Examination: $40
CPR & First Aid Certification: $65
Uniform for Clinicals: $40
When are classes held?
We offer both daytime and evening classes.
Daytime Classes -- Daytime classes are 6 weeks long and are held 3 days a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am to 2:15 pm. In the last two weeks for four (4) days during clinicals, the hours are from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Evening Classes -- Evening classes are 8 weeks long and held 4 days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 9:15 pm. In the last three weeks for seven (7) days during clinicals, the hours are from 5:00 pm to 9:15 pm.
When are the next scheduled classes? The classes are posted on our home page. If you need to know if we have additional dates, please contact Kissiah Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-913-1948.
How do I apply to the CNA Program?
To apply to the program, please fill out our online application. If you have any issues, please contact Kissiah Moore at email@example.com or call 404-913-1948.