Certified Nurse's Aide (CNA) Program


Course Expectations

There are three key expectations related to participation and performance to be met in order to successfully complete this course:

Attendance

Classroom Instruction:

This course is required by law to provide 100 hours of classroom instruction.  Our aggressive class schedule does not allow for absences, therefore, attendance each and every day of the course is critical.  Please contact the instructor as far in advance as possible of any absences.   Any make-ups are at the discretion of the instructor and more than 1 full day of absences will most likely require the student to either be dismissed from the class and will receive a failing grade or to take an incomplete for the course.  Incompletes can be completed within a later session, but please note that preference in filling seats goes to first-time students.

Clinical Instruction:

This course is required by law to provide 50 hours of clinical instruction.  The two weeks of training at the clinical session are extremely intense and any absences or late arrivals will guarantee the inability to complete the course successfully.  There will be no make-ups allowed during clinical.  Students will either be dismissed from class or will need to take an incomplete for the course.  Incompletes can be completed within a later session, but please note that preference in filling seats goes to first-time students.
The instructor must be notified via cell phone prior to 5:30 am of any absences or late arrivals.   Any notification received after 5:30 am will be considered a “no show” and students will be dismissed from the class and will receive a failing grade. 

Test Scores

All quizzes and tests are online and must be completed outside of class. Students are allowed to take each quiz two times. If a passing grade is not received on the second attempt, student will be withdrawn from the course.


Professional Conduct

This training course is designed to help students acquire the technical skills required to be competent health-care professionals.  But we do expect that students have already learned and will bring to our class general professional skills necessary to be a valuable employee.  We, therefore, expect students to practice professional conduct, including:

  • Timeliness to all class and clinical sessions.
  • Attendance for all required class and clinical sessions.
  • Open communication with the instructor for any possible absences, late arrivals, or other issues that would affect student participation.
  • Participation in all class discussions and practice sessions.
  • Care for all borrowed equipment.
  • Return of all borrowed equipment at the end of the course.
  • Respect for other students and their learning.
  • And all other rules of conduct as specified by Windward Community College.  (Please refer to Windward Community College Course Catalog for more details.)

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