The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training at Windward Community College provides a hands-on working experience that assists students in the transition to
The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training at Windward Community College provides a hands-on working experience that assists students in the transition to a job during their training. Students learn through in-class lectures and labs (skills practice and testing), and on-the-job training.
CNA skills training prepares students to achieve a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to providing basic care to ill or disabled persons: obtaining vital signs, bathing, grooming, positioning, toileting, ambulating, preparing healthy meals, and light housekeeping, among others. Instruction also covers legal rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting and assisting individuals in maintaining basic comfort, independence and safety.
In the Hawaiian cultural context, the healthcare setting promotes holistic healing and includes alternatives to Western healthcare practices. Our program strongly believes that a balance of mind, body, and soul promotes positive outcomes for the patient and caregiver.
Upon successful completion of the course and clinical hours, students will be awarded a certificate of professional development that will provide eligibility to apply for the Hawai’i State CNA Certification Exam.