CNAs can be found in nursing homes, hospitals, adult day health centers, assisted living facilities, and personal homes. Wherever there is a need for personal care, Certified Nursing Assistants are the ones who, for the most part, perform the most basic needs for patients, young and old alike. They work under the supervision of a nurse.
Since aides have extensive daily contact with each patient, they are key to providing vital information on the patients' conditions to the nurse. The daily tasks of a CNA include serving meals, making beds and helping patients eat, dress and bathe. CNAs also provide basic health information for nurses and doctors by taking a patient's temperature, blood pressure and pulse rate.
The Vincennes University Jasper 105 hour program includes 30 classroom hours and 75 clinical hours. All clinicals will be done at nursing home facilities in Jasper. The curriculum provided at VUJ meets all required guidelines for nursing assistant training set forth by the Federal Government and the State of Indiana. Upon completion of the course each student is eligible to sit for the Indiana State CNA competency examination.