The Nurse Assisting certificate program prepares a student to become a member of the nursing team whose primary responsibility is to provide comfort to the patient. Under the supervision of a physician or licensed nurse, the Nursing Assistant works directly with the patient, giving physical care and emotional support. Some employers give additional consideration for employment and promotion to students who successfully pass the Nurse Aide certification examination. Some colleges give additional consideration to applicants into nursing programs to students who are certified as nurse aides.
The SC Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) has evaluated and approved the Nurse Assisting training program of the College as an official sponsor of candidates for the nurse aide certification examination. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the exam which leads to certification as a nurse aide. Once certified, you may list CNA as a certification credential. You will be listed on the SC Nurse Aide Registry (SC NAR), and are eligible to provide direct care to residents of SC Medicaid certified nursing facilities. SCDHHS has contracted with Promissor®, to develop, score, and report the results of the NATIONAL NURSE AIDE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (NNAAP™) for the South Carolina Nurse Aide Registry.
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