NCS-112: Competency Evaluated Nursing Assistant (2020-2021)

Catalog Info

Title when registering
Competency Evaluated NA(CENA)
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
7 (for 15-week classes)
Course Description

Prepares individuals to become a Nurse Aide. This course serves as the educational foundation for the Nursing Care Skills certificate. Aides render care to clients in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and in home-care. This course, and the Nursing Care Skills certificate, consists of 35 hours of course work in theory, 45 hours of laboratory activities, and 20 hours in a clinical agency. The course requires consistent attendance from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. four days a week.

Note: NOTE: Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible to take the state of Michigan Nurse Aide competency exam for certification to receive the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) designation. The exam is not included in this course. After certification, many students return to college to become nurses or other health care professionals. The CNA program is a great foundation for an Associate Degree in Applied Science.

High School diploma/GED; satisfactory completion of ENG-081 or ENG-082 or a "C" grade or better in ENG-131 or a satisfactory score on the English placement exam. Current Basic Life Support (CPR) card from American Red Cross or American Heart Association. Drug screening and criminal background check.

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Certificate of Achievement
Licensure/Certification Details

Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to take the State of Michigan Nurse Aide Competency exam for certification. Students must pass a knowledge test and a clinical skills test to receive the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) designation. This exam is not included in this course.

Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2019 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.