Nursing Assistants may work in wide variety of settings which include long term care nursing facilities, hospitals, adult day care centers, assisted living facilities, or with additional training, home health care facilities, such as foster homes and care homes.
Graduates from this program are eligible to take the Hawaii State Pro metric Nurse Aide Certification Examination.
What would you learn in the program:
- Principles of Care
- Caring Foundation
- Aging Process
- Infection Control
- Maintaining Mobility
- Personal Care
- Restorative Care
- Nutrition / Elimination
- Communication / Interpersonal skills
- Vital Signs
- First Aid from American Red Cross/American Heart Association (Heartsaver)
- Adult CPR from American Heart Association (BLS), American Heart Association (Heartsaver), and American Red Cross
What are the Hawaiian requirements –
A prospective CNA must pass the Nurse Aide Competency Exam. It is required of new nurse aides and also of those who have allowed past certification to lapse.
There are two components: knowledge and skills. The knowledge evaluation is multiple choice; candidates may opt for an oral version. In the skills test, candidates are evaluated on indirect care and hand washing as well as on three other nurse aide skills selected from a list. Among the skills are turning a person in bed, helping them walk, measuring their pulse or breathing, and washing and applying lotion to a foot. A candidate does not have to perform a skill perfectly to pass, but does have to score satisfactorily on all skills tested.
Some candidates test at their own facilities. Others test at regional testing centers. There are currently six regional centers in Hawaii: Hilo, Kona, Kauai, Maui, Oahu-East, and Oahu-West. Test takers indicate their preferred site on the application. Prometric sends an Authorization to Test (ATT) once eligibility has been confirmed; the ATT will arrive sooner if the applicant provides an email address.