Many students aspire to make their career in the healthcare sector but are not able to do so due to lack of proper guidance. Becoming a CNA is a great way to kick-start your career within a short span of time. For this, you must join CNA classes in DC which are administered and regulated by the District of Columbia board of nursing. The completion of this program makes you eligible for taking CNA certification exam, and its clearance gets you listed in the nurse aide registry.
The pre-requisites for getting admission in the CNA course includes:
Length of CNA programs in DC is 4-6 weeks. This includes 45 hours of the clinical program, 30 hours of laboratory program and 45 hours of clinical practicum. After this program, a CNA certification exam is to be passed. You are required to score 75% or higher marks, in order to qualify for the exam.
The cost of the program ranges from $400 to $1000 depending on the institute. You can get reimbursement of the course fees if you are hired by the Medicare/Medicaid certified nursing facility within one year of completion of the program.
Every nurse aide institute has its own coursework. However, the major topics covered in the program are:
The practical classes are supervised by the RNs or LPNs and conducted in the real work settings (hospitals, clinics or nursing homes).
Facing difficulty in finding the approved CNA school in your city? The following list will help you locate the right school.
|Name of School||Address||Phone No||Fax No||Official Website|
|Allied Health DC Institute of Allied Health and Technology||2010 Rhode Island Avenue, NE 2nd Floor, Washington DC 20018||(202) 526-3535||(202) 526-3939||http://www.dcinstituteofalliedhealth.com|
|Carlos Rosario International Public Charter
|1100 Harvard Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
|Home Care Partners, Inc.||1234 Massachusetts Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20005
|Opportunities Industrialization Center of
Washington DC (OIC DC)
|3016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE Washington, DC – 20032||(202) 373-0330||–||http://www.oicdc.org|
|Total Healthcare Innovations||1805 Montana Avenue N.E,
Washington D.C. 20002
|(202) 747-3451||(202) 747-3481||http://www.thcii.com|
|The Program Institute of Washington D.C.||1801 10th Street, NW,
Washington DC 20001-5001
|(202) 797-9099||(202) 797-7791||http://traindc.com|
|University of the District of Columbia-Community College||801 North Capitol Street NE,
Washington DC 20002
|Capital Health Institute||7826 Eastern Avenue, NW 515
Washington DC, 20012
|(202) 722- 8830||(202) 722- 8831||http://capitalhealthinstitute.com|
|University of the District of Columbia||4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008||(202) 274-5000||–||http://www.udc.edu|
|VMT Education Center||401 New York Avenue NE – Washington DC 20002||(202) 282-3010||–||http://www.vmtnursing.com|
Question 1 -What documents are required to take CNA classes in District of Columbia?
Answer: You need to possess a high school diploma or equivalent, a fitness certificate from the physician, a fingerprint proof, negative criminal background check report and a valid age proof.
Question 2 – Can a person less than 18 years of age apply for the CNA certification?
Answer: No, the minimum age for getting CNA certification is 18 years.