Nebraska Methodist College (NMC, methodistcollege.edu/nursing/certificates/cna-plus) has launched a CNA+ program that combines three healthcare courses. The CNA+ course is a unique class that combines certified nursing assistant (CNA), medication aide (MA), and phlebotomist.
Certified nursing assistants work closely with patients providing essential care such as checking vital signs, making patient beds, helping patients with personal grooming, and assisting medical staff with basic medical procedures. Medication aides work under the direction of a licensed healthcare professional administering medication to patients. Phlebotomists collect, transport, handle, and process blood and other specimens for medical analysis.
The hybrid course allows students to complete online coursework on their schedule while meeting weekly due dates. The program costs $2,000 and includes all course content, required textbooks, one set of scrubs, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals, and clinical and on-site state testing for CNA.
State testing occurs during the program for CNA and MA after completing training and skills. Students that pass state testing can start working as CNAs and MAs while completing the phlebotomy portion of class. Upon completion of the course, students are eligible to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification examination enabling them to be certified Phlebotomy Technicians, (PBT). Learn more at methodistcollege.edu/nursing/certificates/cna-plus.
The Omaha-based Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health – The Josie Harper Campus is a premier private health professionals institution that teaches The Meaning of Care through its certificate, undergraduate and graduate degree programs, both on campus and online. Established in 1891, Nebraska Methodist College is an affiliate of the Methodist Health System and is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Learn more at methodistcollege.edu.