Certified Nursing Assistant
Thank you for your interest in the HCA A105 Certified Nurse Aide course being offered at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The course is a six-credit course that prepares students to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in the state of Alaska.
Certified nursing assistants assist in nearly every aspect of nursing care in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, assisted living, and home health. Nursing assistants are responsible for recording vital signs such as pulse, respiration, blood pressure, and temperature, recording fluid intake and outputs, weights, and recording other observations. Nursing assistants also provide daily care to patients, such as helping with meals, baths, exercises, and treatments.
In outpatient clinics, nursing assistants are primarily responsible for preparing patients for the examination by a physician or nurse. They are also responsible for making sure the patients, nurses, and physicians receive the help they need during examinations or treatments. Other duties involve monitoring and stocking medical supplies, and scheduling. In rural Alaska, Native speaking nursing assistants are often called upon to provide crucial translation skills.
Nursing assistants work wherever nurses are employed. Rural Alaska employers include regional hospitals, specialty clinics operated by regional health corporations or state and federal agencies, community-based health care programs and home health employers.
Demand for CNAs in the state of Alaska is strong with high job placement rate.
Cost-effective course includes CPR training, medical terminology, basic anatomy, first aid, and skills labs.
Students receive on-site clinical training at local health care facilities.
Course prepares students for entry into the health care field and for the State of Alaska Certification Examination.
The UAA Catalog is the official source of all degree and certificate programs at the university. Catalog entries for each program include details such as learning outcomes, application timeline and requirements, course sequencing, and program requirements.
Thank you for your interest in the UAA Certified Nurse Aide Program. This state of Alaska Board of Nursing approved training program prepares you for the state CNA examination in just one semester. This 6-credit course includes 60 hours of classroom instruction that will get you ready to take the written portion of the examination. It also includes 32 hours of skills instruction in the classroom lab. Additionally, students in the CNA class will get 48 hours of valuable hands-on training in a healthcare facility working with actual residents. This 80 hours of clinical and skills training prepares students for the skills portion of the state exam. Students who have taken UAA’s CNA class have an excellent pass rate and are well prepared to join the healthcare workforce.
-Marsha Bailey, RN
UAA School of Allied Health
Allied Health Sciences Building
3500 Seawolf Drive, AHS 148
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
UAA Certified Nursing Assistant
3211 Providence Drive, AHS 148
Anchorage, Alaska, 99508