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.
Certified Nursing Aide/Assistant (CNA) Training Program
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.
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.
This program costs $1,415 for Day & Evening Classes and $1,515 for Online Classes. The fees are listed below.
Instructional Fee: $1,057
Supplies & Instructional Materials: $275
Liability Insurance: $38
Graduation Fees: $45
Online Access Fee: $100 (online students only)
The state exam fee is $130 and is a separate fee. Typically, students are scheduled to take the state exam in Savannah or Brunswick. This test fess is effective as of April 1, 2023.
Additional costs of $145 may be incurred for items listed below.
Watch w/Seconds Hand: $25
PPD Examination: $75
CPR & First Aid Certification: $65
Uniform for Clinicals: $100
When are classes held?
We offer In-Person and Hybrid (Online & In-Person) classes in the daytime and evening. Please see below for detailed description.
In-Person 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 three (3) days during clinicals, the hours are from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.
In-Person Evening Classes -- Evening classes are 8 weeks long and held 4 days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 9:15 pm. In the last two weeks for six (6) days during clinicals, the hours are from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
Hybrid (Online & In-Person) Daytime Classes -- Daytime Hybrid classes are 4 weeks long and held during the work week, Monday through Friday. During the first two weeks the time is not scheduled. Students are to pace themselves through the curriculum and complete all exams by the end of the 2nd week. Weeks 3 and 4 will be In-Person. During the 10 days in the 3rd & 4th weeks, students will be practicing skills for seven (7) days from 8:00 am to 4:00pm and attend clinicals for three (3) days from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.
Hybrid (Online & In-Person) Evening Classes -- Evening Hybrid classes are 5 weeks long and held during the work week, Monday through Friday. During the first two weeks the time is not scheduled. Students are to pace themselves through the curriculum and complete all exams by the end of the 2nd week. Weeks 3 thru 5 will be In-Person. During the 15 days in the 3rd, 4th and 5th weeks, students will be practicing skills for nine (9) days and attend clinicals for six (6) days from 5:00 pm to 9:30 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.