The University of West Alabama, Livingstone is now offering a certified nursing assistant course that meets all current Alabama certification requirements. The university itself has a rich history in education that dates back to the early 1800s and its study facilities both on and offline are highly regarded.
University of West Alabama Livingstone CNA Training Info
1. To develop employable skills among marginalised persons
2. To assist the underemployed and unemployed to find full time employment
3. To help ease the shortage of healthcare staff in rural areas
4. To produce educated and skilled CNAs to enrich the healthcare of rural communities
5. To reduce dependence on welfare and aide in the West Alabama area
6. To boost communities affected by the economic crisis
7. To create a pathway for meaningful employment in the community
Delivery mode and training details
The course consists of a mandatory 75 hours of training time including 55 hours in class and 20 hours of on site, hands on training. The training is focused on creating skilled and educated CNAs, and this CNA training course focuses on:
- Infection Control
- Body Mechanics
- Recognising Abuse
- Care for seniors
These primary focuses will prepare students for the CNA training certification exams that are regulated by the Alabama state department of Health. The theory learning in class and hands on skills training will give you the confidence to perform such cornerstone duties and tasks as:
- Health and Safety Checks
- Effective documentation and observation
- Daily patient routines and tasks
- CPR and First aid
- Taking and recording vitals
- Ambulating residents or patients
- Meeting Medical hygiene requirements
The course is designed to provide not only huge benefits to the individual but also the wider community as a whole. It is a regional course run to aid regional people.
Point of Difference
This course is offered as part of a scholarship or subsidized study program to those who meet the following requirements:
- Applicants must have a General Education Diploma (GED) or High School Diploma (HSD)
- Applicants must not be enrolled at any higher education institution
- Applicants must live within the program’s allocated area, this program is not just available at this institution, other providers in different locations offer the same program.
- Applicants must not have completed a Alabama Nursing Aide Training program in the last 2 years
- Applicant must be marginalized; underemployed, unemployed, financially or socially disadvantaged.
- Applicant must demonstrate a need
It is also worth pointing out that the University also offers an online application option, which although this online kick-start is fast becoming more common on educational websites it still rates a mention.
CNA Training and Employment in Alabama
Alabama is projected to see an increase of a staggering 21 to 35% growth in the nursing assistant industry. With such a high growth rate the potential for salary increases and better working conditions is great. Alabama is ahead of the national curve with its CNAs being paid an average of $25,000 per annum. This rate is set to rise with new health care incentives and the ageing population both state-wide and nationally.