PURPOSE: This program prepares students to become certified nurse aides (CNA) or for current CNAs to become medication aides. This program is offered as credit or non-credit. All career-technical degrees are guided by advisory committees comprised of local business leaders.
CREDENTIALS: A Career Studies Certificate (CSC) is a program of study typically less than one year in length with a major in a career-technical area. Students receiving a CSC intend to pursue immediate employment. This program prepares students for the Virginia Board of Nursing’s occupational exams for Certified Nursing Assistant and Registered Medication Aide.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS:
Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must be able to fulfill all essential functions as outlined in the program materials located on the web site. Prior to enrolling in the CNA courses, students must have current CPR certification, and submit to a criminal background check, drug screening and physical examination with immunization records. The program requires additional expenditures for the student’s health assessment, immunizations, urine drug screen, criminal background check, CPR certification, student liability, uniforms, supplies, and equipment. Students should consult their faculty advisor for more information. More details are located at _____. The list below needs to be placed on a separate webpage we link to.
- Students must meet JTCC admission requirements.
- Students must be able to fulfill all essential functions as outlined in the program materials located on the web site. where are these?
- Before enrolling in HCT 101 & HCT 102 all students must have current CPR certification through the American Heart Association: BLS Healthcare Provider. Internet courses are not acceptable unless there is a supervised demonstration component.
- Before enrolling in HCT 101 & HCT 102 students must submit to a criminal background check, drug screening and physical examination with immunization as indicated. Additional testing may be required. Evidence of hepatitis-B vaccination or declination statement must be provided. Results of screenings must be available and evaluated as satisfactory by the dates provided at the time of enrollment. Students who fail to meet this requirement will not be allowed to enroll in HCT 101 and HCT 102 .
- The criminal background and physical examination requirements are conducted by an independent company not associated with JTCC and is considered to be part of the expenses students are responsible for prior to enrolling in HCT 101 and HCT 102 .This process can take 30 days to complete. Students should contact the nursing department at 804-6228-700 and refer to the CNA Student Handbook for more information.
- The program requires additional expenditures for the student’s health assessment, immunizations, urine drug screen, criminal background check, CPR certification, student liability, uniforms, supplies, and equipment, which are required for clinical assignments in HCT 101 and HCT 102 .
- A prospective student with a felony/misdemeanor conviction needs to see the HCT course instructor/program advisor. Certain convictions will prevent an individual from being certified as a nurse aide in Virginia and other states.
- To become a certified nurse aide (CNA), a student must satisfactorily complete HCT 101 and HCT 102 and pass a national exam that includes both written and practical components.
- To enroll in HCT 115 , students must be a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
- To become a Medication Aide a student must satisfactorily have passed the CNA exam and the PSI Medication Aide exam.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills:
- Integrate and exhibit the knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology, disease prevention and care, workplace skills, and legal and ethical responsibilities expected of a nurse aide.
- Apply the workplace skills that demonstrate an understanding of the needs of clients, the health care system, and the heath care team.
- Interpret medical terms and abbreviations.