Become a compassionate caregiver.
Certified nurses aides, commonly referred to as CNAs, help patients in long-term care facilities with their day-to-day activities. CNAs, who work under the direct supervision of an LPN or RN, perform a wide range of patient care duties, including taking vitals, bathing, dressing, and serving meals.
CNAs, who often care for some of the most vulnerable patients in their communities, work incredibly hard — and find their jobs incredibly rewarding.
Renowned for its faith-based health professions education programs, the University of Saint Francis prepares CNAs to provide skilled and compassionate care to a diverse patient population.
As a student in our certified nursing assistant training program at USF Crown Point, you will:
After graduation, you are eligible to take the Indiana State Department of Health certification exam to be a certified nurses aide.
median annual salary for nursing assistants (BLS, 2019)
increase in demand for CNAs expected through 2029 (BLS, 2020)
hours of clinical experience in a long-term care facility
As you learn how to become a certified nursing assistant, your coursework and hands-on skills training will prepare you to serve patients at long-term care facilities and other locations. You’ll cover topic areas such as:
Your certified nursing assistant training program will culminate with a supervised clinical experience in a long-term care facility, where you will perform CNA duties with the guidance of a mentor LPN or RN. Recent clinical sites include:
USF’s certified nursing assistant training program will prepare you to take on enter-level patient care roles in a variety of settings:
Working as a certified nurses aide is an excellent introduction to the healthcare field. Many CNAs choose to continue their training, such as pursuing a degree in nursing or a related area, such as radiologic technology, surgical technology or sonography.
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