Q: WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED AND WHAT IS YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION?
A: We have four offices: (DO NOT MAIL TO THESE ADDRESSES)
– 2905 Queen City Drive, Suite E, Charlotte NC 28208
– 4913 Professional Court,Raleigh NC 27609 Lower Level
–1176 Wyke Road Shelby,NC 28150 Upper Level
–2311 West Cone Blvd Suite 124 Greensboro, NC Please call 1-888-591-5553 to register.
Please do not mail anything to the above street addresses. All mail should be sent to the address listed on the register page no matter which city your study group is located.
Q: Will I receive a certificate after I complete the study group?
A:No, we do not offer a certificate of completion. In order to receive a certificate of completion you must attend a State approved credited facility or local college.
Q: CAN THE CNA NOW GROUP BE ACCEPTED AT LOCAL COLLEGES?
A: We do not guarantee acceptance for any college or employer. As with any program that you take always check with your local college or future employer first.
Q: WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN WORKING AS A CNA?
A: A CNA will make about $22,000 to $27,000 per year, which is about $9.00 – $12.00 per hour. This is direct patient care, and is very rewarding. The CNA’s job description is as follows: (check with your state for a complete list).
*Administer care and treatments, such as catheter care, perineal care, massages, as directed by a physician or nurse.
*Answer patients’ call signals.
*Bathe, groom, shave, dress, and/or drape patients to prepare them for surgery, treatment, or examination.
*Clean rooms and change linens.
*Feed patients who are unable to feed themselves.
*Prepare, serve, and collect food trays.
*Provide patient care by supplying and emptying bed pans, applying dressings and supervising exercise routines.
*Provide patients with assistance walking, exercising, and moving in and out of bed.
*Transport patients to treatment units, using a wheelchair or stretcher.
*Turn and re-position bedridden patients, alone or with assistance, to prevent bedsores.
*Work as part of a medical team that examines and treats clinic outpatients.
*Answer phones and direct visitors.
*Collect specimens such as urine, feces, or sputum.
*Deliver messages, documents and specimens.
*Explain medical instructions to patients and family members.
*Maintain inventory by storing, preparing, sterilizing, and issuing supplies such as dressing packs & treatment trays.
*Observe patients’ conditions, measures vital signs, measures intake and output of food and liquid, and reports changes to professional staff.
*Perform clerical duties such as processing documents and scheduling appointments.
*Restrain patients if necessary, only with physician’s order
*Set up equipment such as oxygens, portable x-ray machines, and other needed care.
Q: HOW DO I RESERVE MY SPOT IN THE STUDY GROUP?
A: You may attend one CNA study group session at no cost with payment of the materials kit.
Q: HOW DO I KNOW WHAT STUDY GROUPS ARE AVAILABLE? A: Study group schedules are updated frequently, but to be certain, please call or email to check availability.
Q: WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE $250 MATERIALS KIT FEE?
- 1. Study manual of 22 skills and test information
- 2. Practice tests & answer key
- 3. Skills check list DVD which explains the required skills you must know to complete the exam, which you can watch over and over again.
- 4. Stethescope that is needed as a CNA
- 5. Blood Pressure Cuff that is needed as a CNA
- 6. All step by step instructions to apply for the state test online
- 7. PPE gown so you can practice
- 8. Gloves so you can practice
- 9. Lunch is provided
- 10. You may attend one CNA STUDY GROUP SESSION at no cost with payment of materials kit
Q: WHY DO OTHER STUDY GROUPS TAKE FOUR TO SIX WEEKS AND YOUR STUDY GROUP IS ONLY ONE DAY?
A: This study group is faster and more efficient. We condense our material to one day for people who can’t go to the four to six week study group.
Q: IS IT REQUIRED TO TAKE A STUDY GROUP BEFORE TAKING THE TEST?
A:“No. However, studying is recommended for anyone seeking listing as a Nurse Aide I and prior to attempting competency evaluation. Nursing students, nurse aides from other states, and nurse aides who have allowed their listings to expire may wish to attempt the approved competency evaluation program without taking any additional sessions. Completion of a -approved Nurse Aide I study Program is required if an individual fails three consecutive competency evaluation attempts.” (reproduced from NC Board of Nursing website) http://www.ncbon.org