Nursing Assistant Questions and Answers

I took the CNA class at a Royston Georgia Nursing Home back in 1994 or 1995. The name of the facility back then was Brown Convalescent Nursing Home it was associated with Ty Cobb Healthcare. I worked at that nursing home after I completed the CNA class and got my CNA certificate. So will this allow me to challenge the CNA test now? Can I take the CNA exam and obtain my certification as a CNA without taking the whole class again?
According to the Georgia nurse aide registry rules and regulations, if your certification has been expired three or more years from the date of your last re-certification, then you must take another state approved nurse aide training program in order to re-certify. If it has been less than three years since your certificate was last renewed, then you are allowed to challenge the CNA exam to re-certify. From the dates you have sent me I am assuming it has been more than three years. Unfortunately you do have to re-train and pass the competency examination once again. Since you have already been trained as a nurse aide, I would suggest looking for a short course which will allow you to challenge the CNA exam as soon as possible. You might also ask about training at the nursing home you wish to work at and see if they do offer classes. To make sure that this information is correct you can call the Georgia Nurse Aide Registry at (678) 527-3010 or (800) 414-4358.

Where can I take the CNA certification test in Georgia, and how much does it cost?
The Georgia CNA competency exam is administered by Promissor. You have to schedule and then take the certification exam at one of their available regional locations. The CNA exam costs $107 if you choose to take the written and skills examinations, or $117 if you select the oral and skills examinations. The exam application may be found here: Application for Registration by Competency Examination. Make sure you print and then complete all the appropriate sections of the CNA exam application. You may ask the CNA course instructor or your employer to help you complete certain parts of this form. Copies of specific documents must be mailed with your application to test. Follow all the instructions at the bottom of the CNA exam application. You may also contact a NACES customer service representative at (866) 432-2865 if you need further assistance. To see a list of available testing locations you can follow this link: Georgia NNAAP Regional Test Sites and Test Schedules.

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What is a Nursing Assistant?

A CNA is an entry level, certified healthcare worker. To obtain CNA certification, a nursing assistant trainee must complete a series of courses which teach the student basic skills needed to assist with patient care. A nurse aide is knowledgeable about client safety and transportation, assisting with activities of daily living, communicating with clients and nursing staff, performing basic procedures such as taking vital signs and weighing, and recording intake and output. A certified nursing assistant spends the majority of their working time at the patient's bedside, providing comfort, hygiene, and support.

State approved CNA training programs teach nurse aide trainees how to become competent care givers. The theoretical section of a nursing assistant program is augmented by the clinical portion, by reinforcing and practicing the knowledge gained in the classroom. The length of a nurse aide course depends on the facility providing the training. Some programs may require as little as three weeks to complete, while others may take two to three months. Fast paced courses are not for everyone, and students have the option to enroll in lengthier programs such as those offered by community colleges. A nurse aide trainee who completes the training is eligible to take the CNA exam. Passing this important examination results in certification and listing on the state nurse aide registry.

Employment opportunities for certified nursing assistants are numerous. The skills of a CNA are needed especially in hospitals, long term care facilities, and rehabilitation centers. Other nursing assistant job opportunities exist in the community, such as Home Health Aide. Hospitals may offer educational opportunities and financial incentives to nursing assistants who wish to continue their education and become licensed vocational nurses, or registered nurses.

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