TNA’s certified nursing assistant program is based a total of 130 clock hours – 60 hours theory/lecture, 30 hours skills lab and 40 hours clinical. Teaching methodologies include lectures, demonstrations, videos, PowerPoint, handouts, role playing, and pre and post clinical review of experiences. A two hour clinical site orientation will be conducted the Saturday before the commencement of clinical sessions.
The school facility will:
- Provide classroom instruction, laboratory and a laboratory practice area.
- Comply with all Maryland regulations with respect to fire hazards, healthy, safety, and similar requirements.
- Provide and maintain a physical location with learning conditions appropriate for the programs of study offered and for the size of the school’s staff and student body.
- A safe and secure environment for students and staff.
- Equipment required for instruction will be determined by the occupational objectives, and will be comparable to that found in business establishments offering employment in the occupation for which the instruction is being offered.
All equipment provided will be in good working order and shall be sufficient quantity and quality to meet the maximum authorized enrollment of any class.
Clinical instruction is provided in conjunction with classroom theory and laboratory. The purpose of the clinical experience is to bring the material to its practical application. Each student must demonstrate 100% accuracy of the essential OBRA procedures. The skilled nursing/adult care facility that the school has signed an agreement with for the clinical instruction portion of the program is: