Welcome to the UNLV Continuing Education Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program,offered in partnership with the Perry Foundation Academy of Health.Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) offer patients compassion and patience while assistingthem with day-to-day life tasks such as health monitoring, dressing, bathing, and feeding. CNAsenjoy solid job security and frequently work a flexible schedule. Typical work environmentsinclude long term care facilities, hospitals, clinics, and in the home.You will be instructed on a broad range of subjects including infection control, communicationand interpersonal skills, safety and emergency procedures, personal care skills, psychosocialneeds, basic restorative services and skills, basic nursing skills, quality improvement, and more.The Perry Foundation Academy of Health’s CNA program is 96 hours and takes just over fourweeks to complete, preparing you to take the Nevada State Board of Nursing (NSBN) exam. Thisis a hybrid program meaning some of the curriculum will be completed online while otherportions will be in person.Classroom Training FacilityPerry Foundation2920 Green Valley Parkway, Bldg. 7, Ste. 712Henderson, Nevada 89014702-413-7338Contact UNLV Continuing [email protected] Paradise Campus851 E. Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV 891191 Certified Nursing Assistant CatalogUNLVCE 2.5.21

Entrance Requirements and PrerequisitesPersons wishing to enroll in the Perry Foundation Academy of Health CNA Program must showproof of high school diploma or equivalency, or satisfactorily complete a pre-admissionassessment. The individual also must complete the enrollment agreement and interview with amember of the school’s faculty.Background checks are a requirement of the program. If a student declines, or if the backgroundis unsatisfactory to the Perry Foundation or clinical training sites, the student will not bepermitted to participate in the program. Students are admitted to the program, subject to theresults of the background check. Be advised, this background check is in addition to the NevadaState Board of Nursing requirement for licensure.Enrollment Requirements1. Background CheckCNA Program background checks are completed online Select school (Perry Foundation Academy of Health)o Select program.o Complete required fields, then "continue" to enter payment information.o Print receipt and submit to Perry Foundation office.2. CPR / BLSStudents need to provide proof of successful completion of either a CPR First Aidcourse or BLS (Basic Life Support) for Healthcare Workers course administered by theAmerican Heart Association or equivalent.3. ImmunizationsStudents need to provide documentation of current immunization status for thefollowing:ooooooTetanus, Diphtheria Pertussis Immunity: DPT or Dtap or TDaP within 5 years.TB screening (two-step).Hepatitis B (series of three).Two MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella).Varicella Immunity (series of two immunizations or documented history fromphysician).Current Influenza vaccine in flu season.Items required for classStethoscope 20**Blood Pressure Cuff 20**Gate Belt 15**Students should have computer and internet access for online portion of instruction.** approximate cost and can be provided to student at cost2 Certified Nursing Assistant CatalogUNLVCE 2.5.21

Costs for licensingFinger printing/background checkLicense applicationClinical skills and written test (first time)Clinical skills (retake)Written exam (retake) 70 50 150 97.50 52.50Theory, Laboratory and Clinical HoursTotal hours 96Theory and clinical classes will meet for 24 hours per week for 4 weeks. Dates and times ofclasses vary so check schedule for exact days and times.*Class days and start times are subject to change. Clinical times will be earlier than class timesand vary on clinical location, instructor will provide times first day of class.Registration and CancellationRegistration Fees and PaymentPayment in full is due at the time of registration. Tuition is payable by check or money order, aswell as Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, or American Express. Register online or by telephone at 702-895-3394.Wait ListOnce a class fills up, you may choose to join the wait list. If a seat in the class becomesavailable or if we have enough people on the wait list to open a new section, we will contact you.Refunds and Dropping or Withdrawing from ClassesThe Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program follows the Perry Foundation Academy ofHealth cancellation and refund policy in in compliance with NRS 394.449. You may cancel out ofa course up to 24 hours before the scheduled start date and receive a full refund minus 150.Requests for refunds must be made in writing. Requests to drop classes can be submittedonline, via fax at 702-895-4195, or via email to [email protected] Requests mustinclude the following information: Student Name, Student Email Address and/or TelephoneNumber, Class Title and Start Date, and Reason for Dropping the Class.Course Cancellations and ChangesThe Division of Educational Outreach reserves the right to cancel any class or make any otherchanges it deems necessary in order to provide students with the best educational experiencepossible as well as to ensure the health and safety of all members of the university community.Changes include but are not limited to the following: change of schedule, location, instructor,and mode of instruction. If a class is canceled, the university will issue a full refund of theregistration fee to each enrolled student. Under no circumstances will the amount refundedexceed the amount of the registration fee.3 Certified Nursing Assistant CatalogUNLVCE 2.5.21

Learning Objectives1. Describe the functions of body systems appropriate to the nursing assistant scope ofpractice.2. Describe the roles and responsibility of nursing assistants including ethics,communication, legal responsibilities, abuse laws, and Nevada State Board of Nursingregulations.3. Demonstrate professional communication skills including recording and reporting, andlegal and ethical responsibilities.4. Demonstrate safety and infection control practices that comply with standards ofpractice for nursing assistants.5. Identify stages of growth and development.6. Define common medical terms and abbreviations used in health care.7. Demonstrate competence and proficiency in the following categories of skills:§ Communication and interpersonal relationships.§ Safety and infection control.§ Personal care procedures.§ Vital signs.§ Nutritional requirements and techniques.§ Admission, transfer, and discharge procedures.§ Exercise and activity.§ Elimination.§ Unsterile warm and cold applications.§ Care to clients with special needs.§ End of life care.§ Care to clients with cognitive impairment.8. Comply with privacy and confidentiality laws.9. Demonstrate behaviors consistent with professional work ethics.10. Adhere to the policies and procedures of clinical sites.Learning Outcomes1. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of common elements required forcertification by the Nevada State Board of Nursing. This will be measured by studentachievement of a passing grade on instructor developed and administered finalexaminations.2. Students will be able to demonstrate compliance with standards of practice for nursingassistants.3. Students will be able to demonstrate competence with all skills required for certification.This will be measured by an administered skills competency test given at the end of theprogram that contains elements of all required steps for all required skills.4 Certified Nursing Assistant CatalogUNLVCE 2.5.21

Nevada State Board of Nursing CNA Examination and LicensureOnce students have successfully completed the Nurse Assistant Training Program, they mustcomplete the following requirements for licensure:Step 1: Schedule and pay for both the knowledge and the skills exam with the NSBNapproved testing vendor, Headmaster LLP.Visit the Headmaster website at for scheduling information andpayment instructions.Step 2: Ensure proper Nevada State Board of Nursing approved fingerprinting /background check has been completed. Confirmation receipt may be required as part ofthe application submission.Step 3: Complete online application and submit application fee.Visit the Nevada State Board of Nursing website at andclick on the Nurse Portal to create your account and begin your application. It is stronglyencouraged that you create your account in advance. Be advised, you will be asked toupload a copy of your certificate of completion.ConductUnsafe & Unsatisfactory PerformanceStudents that exhibit poor behavior or are disruptive during any learning sessions, will besubject to conduct documentation so that they may take immediate corrective action. Inaddition, in the event unsatisfactory academic or clinical performance occurs, the student willalso receive written documentation as follows:First offence – Documented verbal warning.Second offence - Written warning.Third offence - Dismissal. (Refund policy applies)Severe Infractions that Demand Immediate DismissalStudents are expected to maintain high moral and ethical standards during all learning sessionsand clinicals.Perry Foundation Academy of Health maintains the right to immediately dismiss any student,without prior warning for the following infractions (refund policy applies):1. Falsification of any records including patient and student records.2. Carelessness or violations of Facility rules and procedures which could jeopardize thesafety of self or others and/or which could result in bodily injury or damage to Facilityproperty.3. Failure to apply clinical principles learned in class and laboratory sessions.4. Disorderly conduct including fighting, horseplay, threatening, or abusing any individual,patient, visitor, or member of the public. Immoral or indecent conduct.5. Refusal to follow the instruction of the instructor, preceptor, or facility leadership.5 Certified Nursing Assistant CatalogUNLVCE 2.5.21

6. Distribution, use, possession, purchase or sale of or being under the influence ofalcohol, narcotics, intoxicants, drugs or hallucinatory agents during class or clinicalrotations.7. Use of alcohol or drugs while in a student uniform.8. Threats of violence, acts of violence, terrorist threats or acts of terrorism against thefacility, patients, employees or the general public.9. Sleeping during clinical rotations.10. Stealing from the facility, fellow students, patients or members of the public,regardless of the amount. Soliciting tips, gifts or other gratuities or favors from patientsor their families.11. Possession of weapons or explosives on school or facility premises.12. Disclosure (whether negligent or intentional) of confidential information pertaining topatients including, but not limited to the violation of the Patient’s Right andConfidentiality Policies and the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act(HIPAA).13. Repeat tardiness or unexcused absences.14. Academic Dishonesty, as defined by the following:§ Obtaining or providing unauthorized information during an examinationthrough verbal, visual, or unauthorized use of books or other aides.§ Obtaining or providing information concerning all or part of anexamination prior to that examination.§ Taking an examination for another student, or arranging for anotherperson to take an exam in one’s place.§ Altering or changing test answers after submittal for grading, grades aftergrades have been awarded, or other academic records once these areofficial.6 Certified Nursing Assistant CatalogUNLVCE 2.5.21

Clinical PoliciesClinical instruction is provided during the program. This instruction is provided in variouslocations, such as the Perry Foundation Academy of Health, long-term acute hospitals, andvarious skilled nursing facilities.1. The purpose of the clinical session is for the student to extend the learning experience ina real-life setting.2. Individual instructors, prior to each clinical rotation, give specific instructions regardingpreparation for scheduled clinical lab sessions.3. Students are expected to perform safely in all areas of client care. Any performance,which endangers a patient’s well-being may result in the student’s removal from theclinical.4. Students will be expected to follow all policies and procedures in relation to parking, useof cafeteria, nursing assistant scope of practice, uniform requirements, and routinesestablished for the nursing unit.5. Reporting Suspected Child or Elder Abuse: Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 432B.220and NRS 200.5091 require a student to report suspected child or elder abuse or neglectto the clinical instructor. Per the statute, this includes physical or mental injury of a nonaccidental nature, sexual abuse or exploitation, or negligent treatment or maltreatment.Anyone who fails to report these conditions is guilty of a misdemeanor, as indicated inNRS 432B.240 and NRS 200.5099.6. Reporting of problems during clinical:A. Students noting patient or staff problems during clinical should inform theirclinical instructor immediately.B. The instructor will evaluate the behavior or problem against the criteria forUnprofessional Behavior before reporting to the School Director or AcademicDirector.§ Generally, the criteria are: gross negligence, abuse, or performing dutiesoutside the scope of practice.§ Each clinical instructor is responsible for reporting unprofessionalbehavior directly to the Academic Director.§ The Academic Director will evaluate the behavior and discuss with thefacility site representative and report it if necessary.C. If the incident needs to be addressed, the student should:§ Ask the staff diplomatically OR§ Question the staff to help understand the behavior or action OR§ Report the incident to the clinical instructor who will follow up with facilitystaff if necessary.§ The student should always be prepared to state or write what they woulddo differently in the same circumstance and provide a rationale.D. The clinical instructor’s role is to manage the event for a good outcome for thestudent, the facility staff, and the facility.E. Global or system issues should be discussed with the facility and the AcademicDirector.7 Certified Nursing Assistant CatalogUNLVCE 2.5.21

ConfidentialityConfidentiality is both a legal and ethical concern in nursing practice. Confidentiality is theprotection of private information gathered about a client during the provision of health careservices. It is the CNA student’s responsibility to safeguard the client’s right to privacy byprotecting information of a confidential nature.Perry Foundation Academy of Health expects that all students and faculty will protect theprivacy rights, including maintaining confidentiality, of all clients. It is expected that studentsand faculty will NOT: Discuss the care of clients with anyone not involved in the client’s direct care. Discuss the care of clients in any public setting. Remove any actual/copied client records from the clinical setting (this includescomputer printout information). Use the client’s name on any written form or notation (initials only).Dress CodeThe dress code is to be followed in both classroom and clinical settings unless otherwisestated. Perry Foundation Academy of Health scrubs to be worn at clinicals. Classroom attire isat the discretion of the instructor and will be communicated prior to the start of class.No canvas, open-toe, or high-heeled shoes. Open-back shoes are permitted, but must beworn with the strap in position to hold the shoe on. Athletic shoes are acceptable, butmust be white or black.Hose/socks must be worn at all times.Any shirt worn under the scrub top must be white or black only, at the discretion of theinstructor based on the policy of the clinical site.Perry Foundation Academy of Health issued badges are to be worn at all times on theupper torso (above the waist) during clinical sessions so that it may easily be read bypatients, visitors, co-workers, and physicians.During clinicals, facial piercings, tongue rings, or nose ornamentation may only be wornonly if the clinical training site allows.Tattoo(s) that are exposed are not considered appropriate during clinical sessions andmust be covered unless otherwise permitted by the clinical site.Please be aware and conscientious of your personal hygiene, neatness of attire andcleanliness of apparel. Strong odors or excessive use of perfume or cologne areinappropriate.Hair is to be clean, neat, and safely secured so as not to compromise the patient’smedical condition.No nail extensions.No hats.Cell phone usage is prohibited during lab and clinical sessions.No chewing gum during clinical sessions.No food is allowed in clinical sessions unless on a break and in a designated breakroom.8 Certified Nursing Assistant CatalogUNLVCE 2.5.21

Coordinating Clinical Experience with Health Care FacilitiesPerry Foundation Academy of Health students are in clinical settings to learn as much aspossible (in a very limited time) on how to give the best care possible. These experiences vary.Students should give or seek help when it is needed. Students may work alone, with each other,or with a staff member. Instructors help the students understand their roles, teach and guide thestudents’ learning experience.Each facility’s nursing staff is responsible for the quality of nursing care the patients receivefrom all members of the health care team; therefore, the facility nursing staff is responsible forthe quality of care the patients receive from students. Because the staff knows the patient andare ultimately responsible for their patient, the instructor and students must collaborate withthese nurses for their skills and knowledge to give the best nursing care possible.The following guidelines for students, instructors and staff nurses should help clarifyresponsibilities for each role in the clinical setting:Student Commitments:1. Arrive at the designated clinical assignment 15 minutes before the shift is scheduledto begin.2. Notify the clinical instructor at least two hours in advance of an absence.3. Understand and follow facility policies.4. Understand scope of practice and skill level. Only provide care in which you arequalified and competent.5. Not pass a patient call light.6. Actively seek help when uncertain of ability to perform tasks.7. Be a team member by offering assistance whenever possible.8. Seek out learning opportunities and discuss with preceptor and instructor.9. Report errors and omissions immediately and take necessary action.10. Report any illness or injury to instructor or unit supervisor immediately.Instructor Commitments:1. Be responsible for the overall supervision of the students including beingphysically in the facility during the clinical rotation.2. Understand, teach, and follow facility policies and procedures.3. Be responsible for the overall learning experience of the students.4. Seek out learning experiences for students.5. Keep facility informed as to: names of students, dates of experiences, changes inplans, and types of clients to meet lab objectives, lab objectives; list skillsstudents can perform.6. Collaborate with students and staff.7. Evaluate student performance.8. Facilitate post-conferences.9. Maintain good relationships and act as a mediator when needed.9 Certified Nursing Assistant CatalogUNLVCE 2.5.21

Clinical Facility Staff Commitments:1. Helping students and instructors select clients to meet learning objectives.2. Educate student on facility policies, procedures, and standards of practice.3. Assisting the students with direct patient care.4. Notifying the instructor and student of learning opportunities.5. Notifying the student and instructor if