$570.00 Payment plans are available. Only $190.00 is required to start. _____________________________________________________________________________
March 18, 2019 Day Schedule (9:00am-2:15pm)
March 18, 2019 Evening Schedule (4:00pm-8:30pm)
April 6, 2019 Weekend Schedule (7:00am- 5:30pm) These dates are subject to change
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Note: Effective July 1, 2018 Prometric will be the nursing assistant competency testing company for ALL Nursing Assistant programs Louisiana.
Prometric Certification examination fees are not included in tuition.
In an effort to standardize the certification and reciprocity processes of the LA Nurse Aide Registry, the LA Department of Health (LDH) has partnered with Prometric to deliver Nurse Aide Competency Evaluations (examinations). St Agatha Career School is not an in-facility testing site. Upon completion of classroom and clinical hours, students are required to contact Prometric for testing. Please refer the following link for additional information. https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/Nurseaide/Pages/la.aspx _____________________________________________________________________________
The Certified Nursing Assistant Program is approved by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Health Standard Section. The program is 40 hours of classroom instruction/skills lab and 40 hours of clinical training. The typical classroom and clinical training takes a month.
*An additional 4 hours of facility orientation is also required and is not included in the core curriculum.
Following completion of Nurse Aide Training and certification, the individual will be eligible to apply for employment in long-term care facilities, acute care settings, clinics, and home health agencies. Applicants are encouraged to refer to the human resource department of institutions as specific employment requirements may vary.
Growth is projected 18% between 2008-2018 which is faster than the average for all occupations.
According to the U.S. Labor Bureau, Nursing Assistants will be one of the most in-demand careers for the next several decades.
No standardized admission test is required.
Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
Please note that a favorable state-wide background investigation report which includes a national sex offender registry check from the LA State Police Department is required.
Please go to the LA State Police 7919 Independence Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70806 to have a state-wide background check done. You MUST bring a vaild photo ID (i.e. drivers license/state id or passport) to complete the "right to review" forms along with the $39.00 payment.
Policy: School must determine that the nurse aide trainee has not been convicted or found guilty by a court of law of: a. abusing, neglecting or mistreating the elderly or infirm; or b. misappropriating a resident's property; or 2. has not had a finding of abuse, neglect, mistreatment or misappropriation of a resident's property placed on the Nurse Aide Registry or the Direct Service Worker Registry.
Complete tuberculosis screening prior to clinical orientation and training.