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2021-2022 General Catalog Published 2/28/22 
2021-2022 General Catalog Published 2/28/22 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

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The Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) program prepares individuals to work with long-term care patients, such as those in nursing homes and those receiving home healthcare. The program provides approximately 170 hours of instruction, including medical terminology, healthcare safety, patient care lecture, patient care studies and clinicals.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive a certificate of completion and be recognized as a Certified Nurse Assistant in the state of Louisiana. The student must complete all coursework with a grade of “C” and score at least 70% on the final exam to successfully complete the program. Textbooks are required.

Students completing the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program at Bossier Parish Community College may take challenge exams for ALHT 109    and/or BLGY 110   . If students successfully complete the challenge exams, they will not be required to enroll in ALHT 109    and/or BLGY 110    to earn the Technical Competency Area in ECG/Telemetry Technician.

Admission Requirements:

  • High school diploma, Louisiana High School Equivalency, or pass a proficiency exam
  • Required immunizations
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Physical examination
  • Application to the program
  • Background check is required for enrollment

To enroll, contact Workforce Solutions at workforcesolutions@bpcc.edu or (318) 678-6015.

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