CNA Brochure 2016

The curriculum at South Arkansas Community College trains students to work in both acute and long-term care facilities. Upon completion of the program, the successful student should be able to:

  1. perform uncomplicated nursing procedures and to assist licensed practical nurses or registered nurses in direct client care;
  2. form a relationship, communicate, and interact competently on a one-to-one basis with clients as part of the team implementing client care objectives;
  3. demonstrate sensitivity to clients' emotional, social, and mental health needs through skillful, directed interactions;
  4. assist clients in attaining and maintaining functional independence;
  5. exhibit behavior in support and promotion of client's rights; and,
  6. demonstrate observational and documented skills needed in support of the assessment of client's health, physical condition, and well-being.

Applicants for admission to the CNA program must:

  1. provide an official copy of high school transcript or GED equivalency with transcript and/or official college transcript if applicable.
  2. complete general admissions procedures to college.
  3. complete the COMPASS test.
  4. meet with CNA advisor.
  5. submit a state background check with the application packet to the program director.
  6. submit proof of a TB skin test, IGRA test, or chest X-ray (completed within the last 12 months) prior to admission into the clinical portion of the program.
  7. Submit a copy of state issued driver's license or state issued identification card.
  8. Meet the program's physical requirements High school health-science technology students who are 18 years of age or older may register for this program. While admission for students under 18 is possible, completion of the clinical component is difficult. Contact the CNA program director for further information about credit transfer.

Students successfully completing the program will be awarded the certificate of proficiency
and will be eligible to sit for the state registry examination for certified nursing assistants.

The curriculum at South Arkansas Community College trains students to work in both acute and long-term care facilities. Upon completion of the program, the successful student should be able to: perform uncomplicated nursing procedures and to assist licensed practical nurses or registered nurses in direct client care; form a relationship, communicate, and interact competently on a one-to-one basis with clients as part of the team implementing client care objectives; demonstrate sensitivity to clients' emotional, social, and mental health needs through skillful, directed interactions; assist clients in attaining and maintaining functional independence; exhibit behavior in support and promotion of client's rights; and, demonstrate observational and documented skills needed in support of the assessment of client's health, physical condition, and well-being.

What are the job duties of a nursing assistant?

Certified nursing assistants perform uncomplicated nursing procedures for residents or patients in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and home health. One of the most common duties of a certified nursing assistant is to take and record vital signs of their patients and clients. This would include things like temperature, blood pressure, pulse and pain level.  Other standard duties include bed-making, bed-baths, helping with feeding patients and ambulation. About the SouthArk program This 12-credit-hour program includes both face-to-face and online classes. Those students who have not completed or tested out of Reading I will be enrolled to take it concurrently.

In-program courses will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. At the end of the semester a certificate of completion will be awarded. The certificate serves as a temporary license that is good for one year until state examination is completed. Additionally, successful students will be awarded a certificate of proficiency from SouthArk.

How much does it cost?

In addition to tuition and fees, students are responsible for purchasing a set of solid red V-neck scrubs, white clinical shoes, a stethoscope, a blood-pressure cuff, a watch with a second hand and a white long-sleeved lab jacket. Additionally, students will need to pay for their own CPR card. Students who qualify for financial aid will be able to use those funds towards the majority of these supplies. Students should speak with the program director prior to making any purchases. Contact Financial Aid for information on available scholarships.

Admission

Admission

Applicants for admission to the CNA program must:

  1. provide an official copy of high school transcript or GED equivalency with transcript and/or official college transcript if applicable.
  2. complete general admissions procedures to college.
  3. complete the COMPASS test.
  4. meet with CNA advisor.
  5. submit a state background check with the application packet to the program director.
  6. submit proof of a TB skin test, IGRA test, or chest X-ray (completed within the last 12 months) prior to admission into the clinical portion of the program.
  7. Submit a copy of state issued driver's license or state issued identification card.
  8. Meet the program's physical requirements High school health-science technology students who are 18 years of age or older may register for this program. While admission for students under 18 is possible, completion of the clinical component is difficult. Contact the CNA program director for further information about credit transfer.

Students successfully completing the program will be awarded the certificate of proficiency
and will be eligible to sit for the state registry examination for certified nursing assistants.

The curriculum at South Arkansas Community College trains students to work in both acute and long-term care facilities. Upon completion of the program, the successful student should be able to: perform uncomplicated nursing procedures and to assist licensed practical nurses or registered nurses in direct client care; form a relationship, communicate, and interact competently on a one-to-one basis with clients as part of the team implementing client care objectives; demonstrate sensitivity to clients' emotional, social, and mental health needs through skillful, directed interactions; assist clients in attaining and maintaining functional independence; exhibit behavior in support and promotion of client's rights; and, demonstrate observational and documented skills needed in support of the assessment of client's health, physical condition, and well-being.

Certificate of Proficiency

Certificate of Proficiency

Students successfully completing the program will be awarded the certificate of proficiency and will be eligible to sit for the state registry examination for certified nursing assistants.  Classes required for the certificate are:

COURSESEM.HR.
N A 1002 Nursing Assistant Training 2
N A 1012 Nursing Assistant Skills Laboratory 2
N A 1022 Nursing Assistant Practicum 2
HIT 1003 Medical Terminology for CNAs 3
HS 1011 Ethics and Professionalism 1
HS 1001 Basic Computers or CSCI 1003 1
HS 1021 CPR and First Aid 1
Total Hours 12

Basic Studies Requirements:

Students who score less than ACT 19, ASSET 42, or COMPASS 82 in reading are required to take the Nelson Denny Reading Test in The Learning Center for placement in the appropriate basic studies reading course. Students must test out of or enroll in BSTD 0103 as a corequisite to the nursing assistant program.

If you are interested in further information regarding this program, contact:
Dean of Health and Natural Sciences
Phone: 870-864-7102; Fax: 870-864-7140

Forms

Forms

To save the form to your hard drive you must have Adobe Acrobat installed:
Open the form.  Select print.  From the printer dialog box select, "print to pdf".
This will allow you to save the file to a location on your hard drive

To submit your application online after completion,

  • Go to your email server
  • Compose a message
  • Attached the completed application to the email
  • Send it to chammond@southark.edu


Please note, recommendation forms must be hand written only.

Cost Analysis

Cost Analysis

Downloadable pdf

*Calculations below are figured for students needing to take all required courses. Cost may be lower when fewer course are taken.

TUITION

COURSES REQUIRED

CREDIT HOUR

COST PER CREDIT HOUR

COST OF COURSE

N A 1002 Nursing Assistant Training

2

$81

$162

N A 1012 Nursing Assistant Skills Lab

2

$81

$162

N A 1022 Nursing Assistant Practicum

2

$81

$162

HIT 1003 Medical Terminology for CNAs

3

$81

$243

H S 1011 Ethics and Professionalism

1

$81

$81

H S 1001 Basic Computers

1

$81

$81

H S 1021 CPR and First Aid

1

$81

$81

Note : H S 1001 Basic Computers can be substituted with CSCI 1003 Computer Information Processing. Associated tuition cost of this 3 credit hour course is $243.

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS : 12

TOTAL COST FOR COURSES ONLY : $972

 

FEES

*Course fees are calculated for students that need to take all required courses (12 credit hours)

FEE TYPE

COST

TOTAL FEE COST

Assessment

$25

$25

Technology

$8/Credit Hour

$96

Activity

$1/Credit Hour

$12

Support

$1/Credit Hour

$12

Security

$4/Credit Hour

$48

Professional Program

$75

$75

TOTAL COST OF FEES ONLY : $268

 

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM COST

TYPE

COST

TOTAL COST

COMPASS Test

$10

$10

State Background Check

$30

$30

Nursing Assistant Pin

$9

$9

Health Science CPR

$45

$45

Health Science Insurance (Liability)

$18 per semester

$18

Health Science Insurance (Accident)

$6 per semester

$6

Flu Shot

Out-of-Pocket Cost may vary

--

TB Skin Test

Out-of-Pocket Cost may vary

--

Uniform

Out-of-Pocket Cost may vary

--

Lab Jacket

Out-of-Pocket Cost may vary

--

Shoes

Out-of-Pocket Cost may vary

--

Watch with second hand

Out-of-Pocket Cost may vary

--

Stethoscope

Out-of-Pocket Cost may vary

--

Blood pressure cuff

Out-of-Pocket Cost may vary

--

Gait Belt

Out-of-Pocket Cost may vary

--

 * Out-of-Pocket items can received/purchased at location of the student’s choosing therefore cost will likely vary.

* Out-of-Pocket items can received/purchased at location of the student’s choosing therefore cost will likely vary.

KNOWN COST OF ADDITIONAL PROGRAM COSTS : $118

TOTAL COST INCLUDING TUITION, FEES, AND KNOWN ADDITIONAL PROGRAM COST : $1358

 

Textbooks Are Available For Purchase In The SouthArk Bookstore. Students May Purchase The Required Textbooks From Providers Of his/her Choice.

Any Course Taken Online Will Be Charged an Online Course Fee of $28 Dollars per Credit Hour. Fee Of $89 Dollars Is Needed For State Testing.

Application Deadlines

Professional Programs Application Deadlines

To apply for admission to a HNS Professional Program, applicants must have completed:

  • All basic studies requirements.
  • All prerequisite classes (or be currently enrolled in) as specified in the SouthArk catalog for each professional program.

See SouthArk catalog for specifics regarding each program's requirements and/or consult program advisor.

Program

Class Begins

Application Deadline

LPN – Warren Days

January 2018
Spring Semester

Friday,
October 6, 2017
By 12:00 p.m.

LPN - El Dorado Days

May 2018
Summer Semester

Friday
February 2, 2018
By 12:00 p.m.

LPN - El Dorado Evenings

August 2017
Fall Semester

Friday
June 2, 2017
By 12:00 p.m.

LPN-to-RN

January 2018
Spring Semester

August 31, 2017
By 5:00 p.m.
Application Open Now

Surgical Technology

Fall Semester 
2017

June 15, 2017

OTA

Summer Semester
2017

March 31, 2017

PTA

Summer Semester
2017

March 1, 2017

Radiologic Technology

Fall Semester
2017

 March 27, 2017

EMT

  Fall & Spring 
Semester

 No Application Process – 
Open Enrollment Until Filled 

Paramedic

August 2016

  July 20, 2016

Respiratory Therapy

Fall Semster
2017

June 30, 2017

Coding - HIT

August 2017

No Application Process –
Open Enrollment Until Filled 

Phlebotomy

Fall Semester
2017

Applications Available Until Filled

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