Certified Nursing Assistant


Certified Nursing Assistant

Program Level

Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant Objectives:

Summit College is committed to offering students the individual attention and knowledge that will help them succeed in the nursing profession. Partnered with a team of knowledgeable instructors, you will receive constant support as you accomplish your goal of becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant.

What Will I Learn?

Our Certified Nursing Assistant program introduces you to a range of subjects that will help you provide exceptional assistance and care:   

  • Principles on Safe and Effective Care
  • Communications
  • Nutrition and Hydration
  • Maintenance of Mobility
  • Psychology of Patients
  • Patient Safety
  • Legal Issues Related to Nursing
  • Use of Medical Equipment

These are just a few of the skills and course topics you will learn. You will also learn to use critical thinking skills required in a variety of healthcare settings.

Where Can I Work?

As a Certified Nursing Assistant, you will work directly with nurses and patients and be responsible for a number of care related and administrative tasks. You will be able to work in the following facilities:

  • Medical Clinics
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Nursing and Retirement Facilities
  • In-home Medical Support Services
  • Hospitals

What Will I Do?

You will have a large and important role in patient care.

Some of your duties may include:

  • Personal patient care, including bathing, dressing and feeding patients
  • Helping to mobilize patients
  • Helping patients get daily exercise
  • Answering patient calls for help
  • Taking vital signs
  • Monitoring patient behavior and physical condition


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