The Nursing Assistant Program is offered on the Arkansas State University-Beebe Searcy campus. The program integrates classroom theory with clinical education. Classes are held on the Searcy campus and clinical rotations may be held at the Crossing at Riverside Nursing Facility, Oakdale Nursing Facility, and/or Unity Health.
This course introduces the principles of personal and professional development including therapeutic communications, legal aspects, ethical concepts, and nursing responsibilities with emphasis on the patient, family, and co-workers.
Included in this course is a study of growth and development, fundamental skills, principles, and attitudes needed to provide nursing care with skill, safety, and comfort for the patient. CPR certification is included in the program curriculum.
The student will have the ability to meet environmental, hygienic, activity, and nutritional needs as well as specialized care for Alzheimer and dementia patients.
Step One: Provide Proof of Required Vaccinations
o TB Skin test current through last day of class
o Tetanus Shot, within the last 10 years
o Flu Shot, within last 12 months (for classes meeting September through March)
Step Two: Complete Background Check Form with $35.00 fee
o Misdemeanor convictions in the last five years, felony convictions in the last ten years, or ANY theft or battery conviction will prevent enrollment
Step Three: Tuition
o Pay $800 to secure seat in class (Career Pathways students must check with that office to assure they have completed program requirements)
Part I—Theory and Classroom Lab
Unit I: Communication & Interpersonal Skills
Unit II: Infection Prevention & Control
Unit III: Safety & Emergency Procedures
Unit IV: Promoting Independence & Respecting Residents Rights
Unit V: Introduction to Resident Care
Part II – Classroom and Clinical Training
Unit VI: Personal Care Skill
Unit VIII: Basic Nursing Skills
Unit VIII: Cognitive/Behavioral/Social
Unit IX: Basic Restorative Services
Part III – Classroom and Clinical Training
Barbara Broyles Alzheimer and Dementia Training Program
If you are considering Certified Nursing Assistant as a career, but would like to gather additional information about what it means to become a CNA, then click the link below. This resource provides information on where CNA's are hired, type of salary range you can expect, basic questions concerning requirements and training involved to become a CNA.
For additional information, please contact 501.207.6249 or 501.207.6213.