Home Health Aide/Nursing Assistant Certification
Home Health Aides/Nursing Assistants play an important role in the provision of healthcare services, and the need for their skills is growing tremendously within the caregiving industry. Well-trained Home Health Aides/Nursing Assistants have the opportunity to take advantage of many career opportunities in the Fox Valley area and beyond.
Students enrolled in Clarity Care’s Home Health Aide/Nursing Assistant program will learn how to help individuals with various personal care needs, including: bathing, bathroom assistance, dressing, eating and repositioning. Aides will also learn how to check vital signs such as pulse, respirations and temperature, and record results. Other course information includes equipment knowledge and medical record keeping.
Specific training topics of focus within the HHA/Nursing Assistant program include:
- Aging Disorders/Dementia
- First Aid & Procedures to Alleviate Choking
- Home Safety/Documentation
- Introduction to the Role of HHA
- Mechanical Lifts/Range of Motion/Catheter Care
- Personal Care Skills
- Recognizing & Responding to Challenging Behaviors
- Resident Rights
- Standard Precautions
- Vital Signs/Intake and Output/Mobility Skills
Upon finishing the Clarity Care Home Health Aide/Nursing Assistant training, students will receive certificates of completion, qualifying them to take the Wisconsin Nurse Aide competency exam. With successful exam results, they are qualified to work as certified nursing assistants (CNAs) or home health aides (HHAs) in hospitals, nursing homes, home care and other healthcare agencies – including Clarity Care!
Locations: Oshkosh, Green Bay
Hours: 120 hours total, with 80 hours of classroom time and 40 of clinical experience. In total, the course takes typical students approximately four weeks to complete.
Fees: $675 class fee
- background check and First Aid Certificate fees
- $12 for a TB test
- Final Nurse Aide Competency Exam fee of $115