This Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training program is in compliance with and approved by the Indiana State Department of Health and exceeds the minimum number of training hours required by the state. Course content includes an introduction to the role of nurse aide, residents’ rights, infection control, medical concerns and emergency procedures, safety and first aid, an overview of the aging process, verbal and non-verbal communication, basic nursing skills and personal care procedures, and basic restorative services. Successful completion of both classroom and clinical portions leads to registration for the Certified Nurse Aide competency evaluation.
The entire program is offered at an off-campus location in Northwest Indiana, and day or evening classes are available. Each day class is scheduled for four weeks and meets Monday through Friday. The day class schedule is as follows: 8:00a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Day 1); 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Days 2-10); 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (2nd two weeks). Evening classes meet from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for the first two (2) weeks and 4:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. for the remaining three (3) weeks. The Certified Nurse Aide program is offered through a contracted vendor.
Class participants must meet the following admission requirements: be at least sixteen (16) years old, be certified by a physician to be free of communicable disease, be able to perform CNA duties without any physical restrictions, obtain and pass a criminal history background check, have a valid social security number, and attend ALL scheduled training dates.
$699.00 (Day class) or $749.00 (Evening class)
*Additional costs (not included in the tuition): $75 for the certified nurse aide competency evaluation, 2-step TB test, physical exam, wrist watch with second hand, gait belt and blue scrub uniform).
September 14, 2015 (Day classes)
*Additional class dates will be announced soon
Monday – Friday
Students will learn how to successfully file the HCFA-1500 form for major nationwide insurance programs, they will be exposed to the national diagnostic and procedural coding systems, and simplify the process of filing commercial claim forms. Students will study the following topics: legal considerations, life cycle of an insurance claim, terminology common to all program, the basic insurance claim. Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, Medicare, Medicaid, and Champus/Champva. The Medical Terminology class is strongly recommended (but not required) before taking this course.
Please check back in mid-August for dates and times for our Fall 2015 courses.
$450 (includes textbook)
This course will teach the language used in the medical and health care fields. This introductory course provides the groundwork and knowledge for future health care courses and is often necessary for employment in the medical field. The instructor will explain and simplify the pronunciation and definitions of medical words and language.
$260 (includes textbook)
September 23– November 11, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The duration of the course will be a total of 20 hours. Classes will be held on the campus of IU Northwest on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and will run for eight (8) consecutive weeks.
This program has been approved by the Indiana Board of Pharmacy and successful completion of the course meets the requirements for obtaining a State of Indiana Pharmacy Technician license. The course helps prepare the student for an optional independent national certification test. The course content will include pharmacy terminology, control substances, quality assurance, retail and hospital pharmacy, long term care pharmacy, basic IV overview and demonstration, Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), mathematical computations as they apply to the pharmacy, special problems, and sterile technique. A GED or high school diploma is required for employment and recommended before enrolling in the class. Students should have average math skills and learn basic computer skills before seeking employment.
$1,050 (includes textbooks)
September 15 – December 10, 2015 (no class the week of November 23, 2015)
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.