Do you dream of working in the medical field? The CNA program could be your key to an entry-level position in a rewarding and challenging career field. Not only does it teach the skills needed to be a CNA, it also focuses on the emotional needs of the patient. The class involves lecture and hands-on lab instruction as well as a 16-hour clinical component (clinical time may vary). Emphasis is placed on working with patients in the long-term care setting. Upon successful completion of this class, students will be eligible to take the nurse’s assistant certification exam. Students must be at least 16 years old to enroll.
Experience as a nurse assistant supplies a solid background in the patient care area. Many nursing schools strongly suggest that students have work experience as a CNA. Contact Southeast Tech's Admissions office to register for upcoming CNA training.
This program’s philosophy is to teach “mindful care giving.” Not only does this program teach the skills needed to be a certified nurse’s assistant, it also focuses on the emotional needs of the patient. The class involves both lecture and hands-on lab instruction coupled with 16 hours of clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on working with clients in the long-term care setting. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to take the nurse’s aid certification examination*.
Program Break Down
60 hours classroom/ lab instruction
16 hours clinical experience
Clinical experience will be facilitated at various long-term care facilities in and around the Sioux Falls area.
*Certification testing will be conducted Tuesday evenings and Saturday during the day, the last scheduled day of the course.
Register for the Program
Please complete Non-Degree Seeking Application to register for this certificate program. Select the Non-Degree Seeking option when the application asks “What type of student are you?”
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Complete CNA certification in one semester for $710. Costs associated with background checks, drug screens, textbooks and supplies are additional fees.