Offered at both the Main and Branch Campuses

The Nurse Assistant program is a comprehensive program designed to prepare the graduate to become a certified nurse assistant.  Graduates will receive training in patient health care to include blood pressure monitoring, vital signs, proper body mechanics, cleanliness skills and introduction to body skills.  Students will learn skills in patient care assisting patients in attaining and maintaining maximum functional independence, while observing patient rights, as well as the Georgia State certification as a Nurse Assistant.


Program Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to perform the duties of a nurse assistant to include:

  • How to perform basic first aid
  • How to perform CPR/AED
  • Take vital signs
  • Apply proper body mechanics in bed making, lifting, and turning patients.
  • Hand washing and cleanliness skills
  • An introduction to all body systems


To qualify for graduation from this program the students must demonstrate competency in each of the nurse assistant skills and successfully complete the clinical externship.   Graduates in this program will be qualified to find entry-level positions in doctor’s offices, hospitals, nursing and convalescent health care facilities.

TOTAL CLOCK HOURS:      104

ESTIMATED COMPLETION TIME:  6 weeks

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*Indicates prerequisite exists.  Student must complete the prerequisite course prior to entry into this course of have the instructor’s permission to enter the course.