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Certified Nursing Assistant

The Certified Nursing Assistant program provides highly specialized and intense training for students with the desire to pursue a career in the health occupations field. This course prepares students as Certified Nursing Assistants for jobs in hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities. Upon successful completion of the program and passing score on the state test, students may seek employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant in Louisiana.

Students are taught entry-level skills and knowledge to provide basic nursing care skills.  Classroom and laboratory practice will occur during the first 9 weeks of the semester. Supervised clinical rotations will take place in local nursing homes during the second 9 weeks of the semester.  Students will also have the opportunity to shadow other health care professionals in a hospital setting.

Requirements to take the CNA course:

  • Senior at a Bossier Parish High School

  • An overall 2.0 GPA is required in addition to the required scores on the entrance test.

  • Completion of background check (info will be given prior to course)

  • Successful completion of a medical terminology course (Intro to Health Occupations/Sports Medicine course)

  • Approval from home school counselor regarding attendance and grades.

  • Personal transportation is required.  

dual enrollment with LTC
  College College College
High School Class Course Course Number Credit Hours
Allied Health Services I Nursing Fundamentals I HNUR1211 4

 

Dual Enrollment with BPCC
  College College College
High School Class Course Course Number Credit Hours
Allied Health Services I Health Care Systems & Safety ALHT109 2