Congratulations to all of the following for
PASSING THE NC CNA EXAM!!
- Ameka Holloway
- Latecha Scott
- Markeith Norman
- Jean Collins
- Jasmine Brown
- Pamela King
- April Parker
- LeNee Whitley
- Florine Eatmon
- Shotara Charles
- Tierra Williams
- Braxton Kinsley
- Candace Blake
- Helen Dembo
- Leah Forney
- Mary Yates
- Angela Thomas
- Janet Greene
- Cassandra Cobb
- Tony Harris
- Gregory Szorad
- Njagga Ceassay
- Monica Smith
- Jessica Roell
- Laura Delarosa
- Nicole Spuhler
- Rosalinda Qunitanilla
- Marquita Harris
- Clenetta Walker
- Monica Glover
- Leslie R.
- Bissondia Hasmat
- Freddie Henderson
- Shirley Laporte
- Bettina McClure
- Karesha McClure
- Fatima Dasilva
- Ida Black
- Valerie Tisdale
- Tiffany Jensen
Don’t miss out on our great specials for the month of March.
There is never a wrong time to start a new career.
4 Day CNA Program - $450
This program is made for individuals who do not have a medical background and desire to become a CNA to help others as well as have some financial freedom. This program includes all materials and your CPR certification. Classes offered weekends and weekdays.
4 Day CNA Program + Med-Tech Combo – Was $600 now $570
This program includes all the perks of our normal 4 day CNA program along with our Med-Tech training. With a combination of CNA training and Med-Tech change the amount of money you make by $5 per hour.
2 Day CNA Refresher – Was $250 now $190
This program is made for individuals who have a medical background, registered out of state, or allowed their certification to lapse. Use this class to refresh your knowledge and get prepared for the State Board Exam.
2 Day CNA + Med Tech Combo - $310 (New Program)
This program includes all the perks of the 2 day CNA Refresher with our excellent Med-Tech program. Don’t just settle for being a CNA; make yourself more valuable to your employers by adding your Med-Tech licensure.
Medication Tech Program – Was $190 now $120
This program is designed for individuals who would like to be able to give out medications to patients in hospitals, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, or home health care agencies. Group it with our CNA programs and get paid more per hour.
What is a Certified Nursing Assistant?
A certified nursing assistant (CNA) are generally considered the eyes and ears for the RN’s and LPN’s. A nursing assistant’s job responsibility often depends on the state in which one lives and the place at which one works. There are many places in which nursing assistants can work. These locations can include nursing homes, adult day care centers, hospitals, adult homes, and assisted living facilities.
The main job of the nursing assistant is to provide assistant with activities of daily living (ADL’s). Nursing assistants can help with ADL’s on patients of any age, gender, or ethnicity. ADL’s include some of the following activities:
· Personal hygiene – brushing teeth, using the restroom, bathing, brushing hair
· Dressing and undressing
· Feeding those who cannot feed themselves
· Transfer patients in and out of bed or wheelchair
· Bowel and bladder management
A nursing assistant’s responsibility can be intense and overwhelming, but with strong motivation and love for their patients the job can be very rewarding. The main thing to remember is that as a nursing assistant you will have the most contact with a client, so you can be the best voice for the patient as to their health conditions.
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Become A Health & Safety Instructor
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Train and Certify Professionals in CPR, First Aid, OSHA Safety Courses and more!
As a certified Health and Safety Instructor through the nationally accepted
American Health and Safety Institute (ASHI), you will be able to open your own branch under our authorized training center, Carolina Allied Health & Safety Training Center. You will be able to offer Nationally Accepted and Accredited courses, as well as certify medical professionals and industrial workers in those courses.
DID YOU KNOW?
Healthcare, childcare, construction/industrial workers must be certified every 2 years in CPR and/or OSHA safety courses required by their employer.
These professionals include:
- Healthcare staff
- Daycare providers
- Construction workers
- Correctional/Prison/Safety Workers
......And The List Goes On and On!
As a Health and Safety Instructor, you can train and certify these professionals and anyone else that requires certification by their employers.
Profit from being able to set your own rates and low overhead.
The average rate for certifications like CPR and First Aid range from $45-$65 per person for a 4 hour class. You choose how much you want to charge your students.
Start-up fees are minimal compared to other business ventures.
Be Your Own Boss
Enjoy the benefits of making your own hours, teaching as many or as few students as you'd like.
Expand Your Business
You will have the ability to train and hire employees/instructors as your business grows.
As your training center, we only require that you submit all student records to our office via email, fax or mail within 3 days of teaching the class.We also require that you keep all certification cards and exams in a locked drawer and abide by training center policies and procedures. A copy of our policies and procedures manual is given to all instructors during orientation.
In order to become a certified Health & Safety instructor, you must undergo our Instructor Developmental Course (IDC). The IDC course is 2 days, 6-8 hours each day. The pre-requisite to this course is to complete the IDC student manual and exam given to you at registration. Upon completion of the 2 day course, the instructor certification card will be given. No experience or prior training is needed.
The 2 day Instructor Developmental Course (IDC) is held once per month.
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Seat availability is limited. A deposit of $250 will reserve your seat in class and is due upon registration. The deposit is applied to your remaining balance.
Tuition for the IDC course is regularly $595, but is currently offered at a special rate of $495. A deposit of $200 can be paid to reserve your seat and have you IDC student manual and exam mailed to you. The remaining $295 will be due 2 days before your class date.
All payments and registrations can be paid online, via telephone or by appointment.
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Become A CNA FAST! Helpful Videos, Links and Resources
Carolina Allied Health Helpful Links for aspiring CNAs.
Some of the materials given to you when you register with us is available on this very page! Feel free to
download anything that you see.
Please click on the links below to download exam applications, NNAAP Nurse Aide Candidate handbooks and practice tests.
NNAAP Practice Tests
- We will be administering this exam and reviewing the answers in class. This exam is designed by the NNAAP. The NNAAP is also responsible for the NC CNA State exam.
NNAAP Nurse Aide 1 Candidate Handbook
- This handbook is given to you at registration along with you textbook/workbook and other materials. This handbook contains all 24 skills for the NC CNA exam. We will review this handbook during class.
NC CNA State Exam Application - This is the application for the NC CNA State exam. We will provide this application to you during class. We will also assist you with filling it out correctly.
Incorrect applications will be rejected and returned to you.
Become A CNA FAST!
SAVE $50 OFF ALL CNA CLASSES THROUGH NOVEMBER!
(Regardless of which month you take your class)
We have developed an efficient and affordable program for individuals with or without experience to become CNAs fast!
For experienced candidates, we have a fast paced 2 day class held every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00a-4:00p.
For inexperienced candidates, we have a dynamic 4 day CNA program that includes a 2 year CPR certification that is required for employment.
NOTE: "Experienced" means any candidate with prior training or at least 1 year in direct patient care.
During our class we will be learning how to measure the following:
- Blood Pressure
- Urinary Output
- Intake & Output
We will also be utilizing State approved practice tests and textbook content as well as the 24 skills for the State of North Carolina.
- Washing your hands
- Putting a knee-high elastic stocking on a client
- Assisting a client to ambulate
- Assisting client with using a bedpan
- Cleaning and storing dentures
- Taking and recording radial pulse, and counting and recording respiration
- Donning and removing PPE
- Helping dress a client with a weak arm
- Feeding a client that cannot feed themselves
- Giving a modified bed bath
- Making an occupied bed
- Taking and recording client's blood pressure
- Measuring and recording urinary output
- Measuring and recording a client's weight
- Performing passive range of motion for a knee and ankle
- Performing passive range of motion for a shoulder
- Positioning a client on their side
- Providing catheter care
- Providing fingernail care
- Providing foot care
- Providing mouth care
- Providing perineal care for a client
- Transferring a client from the bed to a wheelchair
- Shampooing a client's hair in bed.
On the last day of class we will provide you with application for the NC CNA STATE EXAM. We will assist you with filling this application out correctly. You will be responsible for mailing the application along with the $101 application fee to NACES. NACES will contact you with your exam date within 1-2 weeks.
You will know your exam results the day of your exam, and you will be placed on the registry within 1-5 days.
Tuition is $400 November Special, reg. $450 which includes your CPR certification (required for employment).
As stated in an earlier article, their are many employment avenues a CNA (certified nursing assistant) can explore. You should also understand that this is the fastest growing field for any type of nursing professional. As the population of senior citizens with livable disabilities increases, you will find that home health care is the most dynamic field you can enter. According to current studies, this field is set to become the fastest growing in the entire medical industry and can provide you with a very rewarding career along with a satisfying salary.
In this first article of the 3 part mini-series, "CNA Entrepreneur" I will explain how you can become a CNA Entrepreneur in as little as two weeks, and start acquiring contracts from individuals needing special assistance at home (home care).
First, let's outline a few of the benefits of being a CNA Entrepreneur:
- Set your own hours - Being your own boss will allow you to decide what time of the day and how many hours you choose to work. Having this type of flexibility will enable you to attend school to advance your career and/or spend quality time with your loved ones.
- Set your own salary - CNA Entrepreneurs set their own salaries. You decide how much you want to work for and how much your services are "worth" .
- Take vacation whenever you want - In a corporate setting, you will have to "request" time off from you boss/staffing manager and you may or may not receive your requested "time-off".
- Have total control of your life
Now, let's discuss how one could obtain their CNA certification, be listed on the NC CNA registry and begin acquiring contracts from individuals needing special assistance.
In an earlier article, I outlined a few options available to individuals wanting to become a CNA in North Carolina. Given that this particular article is called
"Becoming A CNA Entrepreneur in 2 weeks", we will explore the fast track approach for acquiring your CNA 1 certification as quickly as possible (less than 2 weeks). Read our article on "Picking the right CNA School/program"
After you have "challenged" and passed the NC State exam, and are then placed on the NC CNA registry, you can begin marketing yourself to individuals needing home care.
Let us discuss what type of "care" individuals may need and what you can offer:
- Assist with walking and light exercise
- Plan and prepare meals, followed by clean-up
- Monitor food expiration dates, make future meals
- Make beds and change linens, as needed
- Light housekeeping to include dusting and vacuuming
- Assist with bathing, dressing and grooming
- Laundry and ironing
- Take out garbage
- Run errands (pickup prescriptions, dry cleaning)
- Engage in physical and mental exercises
- Provide medication reminders
- Escort on appointments (hair salon, physical therapy, etc.)
- Escort to religious services or events
- Maintain calendar and organize mail
- Engage in activities (games, memory books)
Lastly, we will discuss where we can "find" individuals needing home care:
- Newspaper Classified Ads - Guaranteed source of referrals and leads. Loved ones of the sick and elderly often post help-wanted ads on these types of sites. It would be in your best interest to monitor these sites daily and respond to all "help wanted" home care ads that interest you.
- Public Advertising websites (ie Craigslist.com, backpage.com) - Another guaranteed source of referrals and leads. Loved ones of the sick and elderly often post help-wanted ads on these types of sites. It would be in your best interest to monitor these sites daily and respond to all "help wanted" home care ads that interest you.
- Hospitals-These places are sort of like a "revolving door". If you network with an RN and LPNs in the hospital setting, they may be able to provide you with solid referrals for patients who have been discharged and are needing home care services.
- Physical Therapist - More often than not, physical therapist have a list of patients needing special assistance at home as a part of their rehabilitation. Introduce yourself and network with as many of these professionals weekly. They maybe able to provide you with strong leads from their "list of clients".
The next upcoming article in this mini-series will go into greater depth on "Where to find clients" and discuss "How to market yourself"! Please stay tuned...
Please feel free to add any comments to this topic...feedback is much appreciated!
As the young get older, more opportunities for health care providers such as nurses and CNAs (certified nursing assistants) become prevalent. As a result, more and more CNA schools/programs crop up from city to city. Some of these schools/programs can involve eight hour class days 5-7 days a week and the cost in tuition can be upwards $400.00 in some areas.
There are some alternatives to the lengthy, costly and more traditional CNA schools. In some states such as North Carolina and Florida, aspiring CNAs can "challenge" the state exam and upon passing both parts of the exam, they will be listed on the CNA registry and able to work as a CNA 1. These states that allow you to "challenge" the exam often have programs known as "Fast Track" "Express CNA" and "CNA-stat™". While most of these programs cost around $200-$300, they all differ in what they offer students. Some programs are anywhere from 1 day to 1 week in length and involve some at-home study before the class is taken. Despite all of the variations each individual program may offer, the purpose for the 'fast track" class is to prepare aspiring CNAs who want to challenge and pass the CNA 1 State exam and be listed on the CNA registry for their State.
While the CNA Fast Track is a wonderful alternative, it is important for aspiring CNAs seeking these types of programs to check for the following:
- Guaranteed Class - Remember, you have only 3 attempts to pass your state exam before you are required to take the entire CNA class at a state approved school. Be sure your "fast track" program offers a Guarantee. The guarantee should enable you to retake the fast track class for FREE (up to to 3 times), in the event you fail the state exam. See our Guarantee at Carolina Allied Health Career Training here.
- Live demonstration of the 24 skills by your CNA instructor-The NC State exam is made into two parts: Written and 24 Skills. During the skills portion you will have to demonstrate to your examiner how to correctly execute each skill. This is a very CRITICAL part of the test and you should practice extensively before exam day. Some fast track programs just show you a video of the 24 skills and then expect you to execute them correctly on exam day! YOU NEED PRACTICE! The old adage "practice makes perfect" rings so true in this example.
- Textbook, Workbook, Practice Test and Answer Key - These items should be given to you at least a week before class. It is imperative that you study these materials at home before you actually attend the fast track class. If you are unable to study adequately before the fast track class, you will be doing yourself a disservice and should reconsider taking the fast track approach. If the fast track class that you are thinking about taking doesn't offer these materials at least a week before class starts, you should RUN THE OTHER WAY and find a better class elsewhere.
- Offer a 'Skills Review' class that is optional- The skills portion of the exam is most critical. The more you practice the 24 skills correctly, the easier it will be for you to challenge and pass the NC State exam. Some 'Fast Track' programs offer a 'Skills Review' or Weekend Warrior type class for an additional fee. These classes will allow you to practice the skills at their facility just before you take the exam.
- Give Practice Exams During Class - Practice exams are superlative in preparing you for the "Written" portion of the State exam. Make sure you 'Fast Track' class utilizes them.
- References From Past Students -There is no better way to find out how good a particular 'Fast Track' program is than asking past students. Ask your 'Fast Track' Instructor for 4 or 5 references of past students that have taken the class within the last 60 days.Click here for a FREE list of questions to ask past students about their CNA Fast Track experience at a particular school.
- Physical Location - Be sure the 'Fast Track' class that you are interested in has a physical location with hospital/nursing home equipment. (ie.Hospital beds,gait belts,mannequins, wheelchairs, etc.) In order to effectively practice your skills, your class should have the proper equipment that you would use in a hospital-like setting.
- Low Student to Instructor Ratio - Your 'Fast Track' class should not have more than 10 students per instructor to adequately prepare you for the State exam.
- Staff is Experienced in Direct Patient Care - You wouldn't want a truck driver with no medical background performing heart surgery on you, would you? It is imperative that the staff is experienced in what they will be teaching you!
The above is some but not all of the important things to look for when choosing a 'Fast Track' program. Remember, you only get 3 chances to challenge and pass the State exam before you are required to attend a costly/lengthy state approved CNA course. Make sure your 'Fast Track' program checks out!
If you are currently working, attend school, have children or a spouse, you may not have an abundance of time and money for a 6-12 week CNA course at a community college. You may not have your high school diploma or GED and are tired of working retail, fast food and dead end jobs. You maybe looking for a career change or just graduated high school and want to get started working in the lucrative health care industry ASAP. Regardless of your reasoning, becoming a CNA can be a rewarding and lucrative career.
The First Step in becoming a CNA in North Carolina is to carefully choose the program/school you will attend to prepare you for the NC State Exam. There are many different schools and programs an aspiring CNA can choose from. If you don't have time and/or money to attend a lengthy 6-12 week course at a community college, you can choose the 'Fast Track" approach.
What is the "Fast Track" Approach?
NOTE: In the State of North Carolina, anyone can take the CNA 1 State exam with or without formal training. This means that you can take the same State exam as the other individuals who have taken 6-12 week courses, and receive the same CNA 1 certification once you successfully pass the exam.
Individuals get 3 attempts to pass both portions of the State exam before required to attend a NC State approved training program. Upon passing the State exam, individuals are listed on the Certified Nursing Assistant Registry.
The Fast Track Approach is an excellent and expeditious way to acquire your CNA 1 certification, be listed on the CNA 1 Registry and reach your career goals in NC.
There have been fast track programs popping up all over NC and FL. It is important to know that not all of these fast track programs are the same. You should do a little research before investing time and money.
In an upcoming article I will discuss what to look for when Picking The Right Fast Track CNA Program in NC. This article will have a free downloadble checklist for you to use. In the meantime, you can check out Carolina Allied Health Career Training's
Become A CNA Fast! 2 Day and 4 Day program to see what we offer.
After you have taken the necessary training and have passed the NC or FL State exam, you can begin working and making money in your new career! You can choose to work in a nursing home/hospital setting, Doctor's office or become a CNA Entrepreneur and work for yourself!
Salaries for a CNA range from $9.00 per hr - $15.00 per hr depending on your area. For the CNA who chooses the entrepreneur path and contract themselves out to individuals needing special assistance at home, salaries can range from $12.00 per hr to $20.00 per hr depending on your area and client/patient.
Advancement as a CNA can lead to becoming a LPN (licensed practical nurse) to RN (registered nurse) or to a MD (medical Doctor). Keep in mind, the health field is broad, so your opportunities for advancement are endless.
For aspiring CNAs interested in working for themselves, my upcoming articles will be a mini series on "How to make money as a CNA Entrepreneur in the lucrative health care industry".