UWG Certified Nursing Assistant
Dates: August 22 - November 12, 2022
Meets: M and W from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: UWG Murphy Building - CNA Classroom 1130A, B
UWG Student: $925.00
There are still openings remaining at this time.
In order to register for the UWG Certified Nursing Assistant Program, you must be 18 years of age before the date on which the first clinical session takes place (See the Section below labeled "CLINICAL SCHEDULE").
The UWG Certified Nursing Assistant Program is approved through the Georgia Department of Community Health (GDCH) and meets standards outlined in the "Policies and Procedures for Nurse Aide Training Program (NATP)". The nurse aide course is taught in English ONLY. The course offers training to candidates that desire to become eligible for certification as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). The program provides a comprehensive course to train candidates to work in all health care facilities (e.g. nursing homes, hospitals, hospice, home health, etc.). The UWG CNA course is a total of 88 hours consisting of 64 hours classroom/lab instruction, and 24 hours of clinical practice in a long-term care facility. Upon completion of this course, those students successfully meeting all requirements will be given the opportunity to register to take the State CNA Certification test.
The registration fee covers course instruction, textbook, necessary supplies, clinical supervision, 1 set of scrubs, a stethoscope, and a name badge. Students are personally responsible for the out of pocket cost of their Advantage Students Background/Drug Check (approximately $78.50), a Professional Liability Insurance Policy for clinicals (approximately $40.00), and the Certification Test Fee (currently $112.00). Before registering for this course, please be advised that adverse information on criminal background checks does hinder an individual from obtaining employment, and may also hinder an individual from participation in clinical rotation in some facilities.
When you receive your registration confirmation, there will be documents attached containing important information regarding our course requirements. Please read all the attachments carefully. Course requirements must be addressed before the first day of class and all required documents given to the CNA Instructor on the first day of class. If for some reason you do not receive the attachments when you register, you can download the documents from the UWG CNA webpage UWG CNA
CLASS SCHEDULE: The classroom/lab portion of the course will be conducted from Monday, August 15th through Monday, October 10th in the Murphy Building, 1st Level (Continuing Education), CNA Classroom and Skills Lab, Rooms 1130 A & B from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. There will be no class on Monday, September 5th due to the Holiday. COVID conditions permitting, Clinical sessions will be conducted on Saturday, October 15th, Sunday, October 16th, and Saturday, October 22nd at a long-term care facility. If not, clinicals will be conducted in the Murphy Building CNA Classroom/Lab. We will schedule both morning (6:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.) and evening (2:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.) clinical sessions. The class will be split equally between the morning and evening clinical schedules. We will try to take into consideration each person's needs in developing the clinical schedules. If we reach an impasse, the date a student registered for the course will determine who has preference to attend which session. The State of Georgia dictates that no CNA student may work more than one (1) eight (8) hour shift per day during clinical rotations. ***Be advised that the Long-Term Care Facility that we utilize will not allow CNA students to enter their Facility without providing proof that they have had a COVID Vaccination. They also require a temperature check before entering the Facility and a mask must be worn at all times while in the Facility. These are not UWG requirements. These are the Facility requirements. These were put in place by Facility Management in compliance with their obligation to provide the greatest protection possible for the patients housed in their facility. We have no choice but to honor such requirements. You do not have to take the COVID Vaccination before the course starts. You can choose to wait until the first day of the course and talk with the CNA Instructor about the COVID situation, but be advised that you must comply with any mandates in force at the time your clinicals start or your only option will be to drop the course. At that time, any refund you receive would be based on our Tuition Refund Policy. Please take this into consideration before registering for one of our CNA courses.***
Certification test dates for this course have not yet been determined. If testing cannot be offered on-site at UWG, students will have to register at a Regional Test Site (RTS) of their choice. Information will be communicated once more details are known concerning the COVID-19 guidelines at that time.
|Course Fee (Basic)||UWG Student||$ 925.00|
|Course Fee (Alternate)||NON-UWG Student||$ 995.00|
|Course Fee (Alternate)||UWG Student Payment Plan||$ 575.00|
|Course Fee (Alternate)||NON-UWG Student Payment Plan||$ 595.00|
UWG Murphy Building - CNA Classroom 1130A, BThe Murphy Building is located at 316 West Georgia Drive across the street from the School of Nursing Building. The CNA Classroom/Skills Lab is located on the 1st Floor of the Murphy Building. If you are in the Murphy Parking lot, face the building, go to the far right hand corner of the parking lot. Take the ramp that goes alongside the right hand side of the building. At the end of the ramp, there are two large doors. Enter these doors and go the far right corner of the building. The CNA room numbers are 1130A, B.
|08/22/2022||Monday||5 PM to 9 PM||UWG Murphy Building - CNA Classroom 1130A, B|
|08/24/2022||Wednesday||5 PM to 9 PM||UWG Murphy Building - CNA Classroom 1130A, B|
|08/29/2022||Monday||5 PM to 9 PM||UWG Murphy Building - CNA Classroom 1130A, B|
|08/31/2022||Wednesday||5 PM to 9 PM||UWG Murphy Building - CNA Classroom 1130A, B|
|09/07/2022||Wednesday||5 PM to 9 PM||UWG Murphy Building - CNA Classroom 1130A, B|
|09/12/2022||Monday||5 PM to 9 PM||UWG Murphy Building - CNA Classroom 1130A, B|
|09/14/2022||Wednesday||5 PM to 9 PM||UWG Murphy Building - CNA Classroom 1130A, B|
|09/19/2022||Monday||5 PM to 9 PM||UWG Murphy Building - CNA Classroom 1130A, B|
|09/21/2022||Wednesday||5 PM to 9 PM||UWG Murphy Building - CNA Classroom 1130A, B|
|09/26/2022||Monday||5 PM to 9 PM||UWG Murphy Building - CNA Classroom 1130A, B|
|09/28/2022||Wednesday||5 PM to 9 PM||UWG Murphy Building - CNA Classroom 1130A, B|
|10/03/2022||Monday||5 PM to 9 PM||UWG Murphy Building - CNA Classroom 1130A, B|
|10/05/2022||Wednesday||5 PM to 9 PM||UWG Murphy Building - CNA Classroom 1130A, B|
|10/10/2022||Monday||5 PM to 9 PM||UWG Murphy Building - CNA Classroom 1130A, B|
|10/12/2022||Wednesday||5 PM to 9 PM||UWG Murphy Building - CNA Classroom 1130A, B|
|10/17/2022||Monday||5 PM to 9 PM||UWG Murphy Building - CNA Classroom 1130A, B|
|10/29/2022||Saturday||6 AM to 10 PM||Long-Term Care Facility TBA|
|11/05/2022||Saturday||6 AM to 10 PM||Long-Term Care Facility TBA|
|11/12/2022||Saturday||6 AM to 10 PM||Long-Term Care Facility TBA|