2-Week CNA Program Registration: Friday May 17, 2019 From 2:00 to 5:00pm

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Legacy Healthcare Careers CNA School, a family-owned institution in the Mid Cities section of the DFW metro area, is hosting an open registration event on Friday May 17th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. The address is 7100 Blvd. 26 #205, Richland Hills TX 76180. This event gives potential students the chance to quickly register for 2-week day and evening certified nursing assistant (CNA) training classes that will begin on May 20, 2019.

As an optional courtesy, please feel free to RSVP to Ms. Kee Randall by telephoning (682)313-6404. Students who enroll in one of the the upcoming 2-week CNA training programs begin coursework on May 20th and graduate just two weeks later on June 3, 2019. As an option, another class begins on June 11th, thereby allowing students to graduate just two weeks later on June 25th.

One of these programs is a daytime CNA class, while the other one is a nighttime CNA class. Therefore, students have their choice of start dates and potential class schedules so as to fit in with peoples’ busy lifestyles outside the school setting. Students who attend CNA classes will be able to continue working their full-time jobs while going to the 2-week CNA programs at Legacy Healthcare Careers.

This is an Open Registration event, so all interested students should arrive prepared by having a picture ID, social security card and a $200 down payment to ensure a seat in one of the upcoming 2-week fast track CNA training programs. Proof of prior education such as diploma, GED, college degree, high school or college transcripts, report card or evidence of 8th (eighth) grade completion will be needed, too.

Legacy Healthcare Careers offers an astounding combination of support services like job placement assistance, resume and cover letter preparation help, hands-on procedural skills practice at no additional charge, and so much more. Students also have access to the school’s 24-hour hotline. In other words, show up to to the Open Registration event at Legacy Healthcare Careers to see what this school has to offer.

Legacy Healthcare Careers is a small family-owned career training school that delivers individualized attention to all students. All of the school’s nurse aide (CNA) training programs are accredited by the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). The school has approval to operate via the Career Schools and Colleges division of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

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2-Week Day and Evening Nurse Aide (CNA) Training Classes Start Monday 4/8/2019

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The next daytime and evening certified nursing assistant (CNA) training programs at Legacy Healthcare Careers are scheduled to begin on Monday April 8, 2019. Both of these are fast track two-week nurse aide training classes that prepare students to sit for both the written and skills sections of the Texas CNA state examination. Call the school at (682)626-5266 or (682)313-6404 for additional information.

Legacy Healthcare Careers is a small healthcare occupations vocational school that delivers extremely affordable nurse aide training classes in the middle of the Dallas /Fort Worth metropolitan area. All of the CNA training programs at Legacy Healthcare Careers have full programmatic approvals to operate by both the state Department on Aging and Disability Services (DADS) and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

Tuition and registration fees for the certified nursing assistant training programs are $850; in addition, the school has flexible payment plans. The coursework is only two weeks from start to finish. Also, the planned graduation date for the upcoming April 8th CNA training class will be April 22, 2019. In other words, a motivated individual could potentially enjoy a new career in the exciting healthcare field in just a couple of weeks.

Legacy Healthcare Careers is also offering a fast track one-week (7-day) CNA training program that entails four very long days in the class and three really long clinical shifts. Additionally, a high school diploma or general education diploma (GED) is not required to enroll in nurse aide training program coursework as long as the prospective student can provide timely evidence of an eighth (8th) grade educational attainment.

Also, Legacy Healthcare Careers provides all enrolled nurse aide training students with a comprehensive clinical practicum externship that allows them to deliver hands-on basic nursing care and perform procedural skills on real patients and residents at a skilled healthcare center. Let us not forget that the one week and two week nursing assistant training programs can quickly open the doors to a dynamic career as a nurse aide.

Real job placement assistance is offered to all graduates of the healthcare occupational training programs offered at Legacy Healthcare Careers. A sizable network of hiring managers and healthcare workplaces with job openings is waiting to recruit the in-demand nurse aide graduates and hire them as soon as reasonably possible.

Again, feel free to place a telephone call to Legacy Healthcare Careers CNA School at (682)626-5266 for more information. Prospective students can also call the 24-hour enrollment hotline at (682)313-6404 for more information and/or questions regarding upcoming class schedules, clinical externship sites, and any other inquiries about CNA school that need to be clarified. Classes will be starting soon, so reserve a seat now.

Scholastic Spotlight: a Description of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) for CNAs

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Activities of daily living, most commonly represented by the acronym ‘ADLs,’ consist of the everyday actions that revolve around the provision of the most fundamental self-care activities for one’s own body. The main ADLs include seemingly simple tasks such as bathing, eating, dressing, mobility, toileting (continence), grooming (personal hygiene), and transferring (ambulation).

Even though the aforementioned ADLs seem fairly simple for a healthy person to carry out, they can pose a number of uphill battles for many clients and residents in medical settings. Workplaces such as hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, personal care group homes, and clients’ private residences are full of patients who cannot do their own ADLS due to weakness, immobility, cognitive impairment and/or long term illness.

For example, a male patient whose entire left side of the body is very weak due to an old stroke might have extreme difficulty getting himself dressed. This same patient may really struggle to transfer himself from the bed to the wheelchair. There’s a good chance he probably has issues with mobility. He might also need assistance with other activities like eating, showers, personal hygiene, and going to the restroom.

Furthermore, a client’s general ability to complete ADLs is affected by a number of differing factors. These can include cognition, motor skills, physical abilities, and overall functional status. A person’s functional status is defined as one’s ability to accomplish tasks that are imperative for living. Factors such as confusion, dementia, debility, weakness, deconditioning and prolonged immobility affect ADL performance.

Functional status is a very important concept in healthcare because it is one of those defining things that dictates whether or not an elder will require daily caregiving and assistance with ADLs. For elders in the community, their level of functional status will determine whether or not they are placed in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Functional status is also a good predictor of morbidity (illness) and mortality (death).

Of course, anyone who is enrolled in a nurse aide training program has probably been taught that one of the CNA’s most crucial roles in the workplace is to help patients and residents complete ADLs. In fact, the CNA is entrusted with knowing how to help their patients perform ADLs in an efficient manner while maintaining an environment of safety, cleanliness and privacy regardless of the setting.

Tasks such as feeding, mouth care, incontinent care, combing hair, showering, bathing, abiding by timed toileting programs, and pushing a resident’s wheelchair are all things CNAs do to assist clients with ADLs. This is consistently true whether a CNA works in a nursing home, hospital, group home, assisted living facility, or a private duty nursing case at a client’s personal residence.

Here are some rules of thumb when delivering assistance with ADLs. CNAs should ask the client about his or her preferences when providing care, as well as allow them to do as much as they reasonably can for themselves. Also, CNAs should praise their clients when they are cooperating or doing things the right way. Finally, a calm attitude of caring and empathy goes a long way in forming bonds of trust with patients.

Do not forget to call Legacy Healthcare Careers CNA School at (682)626-5266 to jump-start a fulfilling career in the healthcare sector as a nurse aide. The nurse aide classes offered by Legacy Healthcare Careers all include classroom instruction as well as hands-on training with real patients by way of clinical externships at local healthcare centers in the Dallas /Fort Worth metro area of Texas.

 

Partial Tuition Scholarship Money to Help Pay For CNA Classes

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The following news is specifically directed toward any prospective students in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area of Texas who would like to receive some monetary assistance by way of a partial tuition scholarship to cover the costs of attending CNA (certified nursing assistant) classes. The Health Occupations Scholarship Award helps prospective pupils to attend a CNA training program by partially covering some of the expenses.

For certain students, the Health Occupations Scholarship Award could provide helpful financial assistance that they should surely look up further. Offered by Legacy Healthcare Careers Nursing Assistant School in the Mid Cities region of DFW, this particular scholarship award can be granted to people who are planning to attend a healthcare training program at this Dallas/Fort Worth area institution.

To be eligible, all candidates need to be 18 years of age or older. Ideally, all candidates should have a desire to either join the medical field or healthcare industry, or at least have plans to further their careers in a healthcare vocation. All winners of the Health Occupations Scholarship Award will receive one partial tuition scholarship that also covers the costs of needed books, fees and other pertinent scholastic supplies.

The Health Occupations Scholarship Award has been specifically designated for students who have intentions to enroll in nursing assistant training courses or another type of healthcare occupational training program at Legacy Healthcare Careers CNA School. Scholarship applicants are allowed to enroll in healthcare training coursework at Legacy Healthcare Careers on either a full time or part time status.

Students who are potentially eligible for the scholarship award must also exhibit or express their dedication to the medical field and/or healthcare industry by submitting a short essay as part of their application package. Students must have a strong work ethic, prove a verifiable work history, and sign an enrollment agreement in person to attend healthcare training classes at Legacy Healthcare Careers.

Completion of an application for the Health Occupations Scholarship Award is a somewhat simple process to follow. To apply for the scholarship award, visit the Legacy Healthcare Careers official school website (www.LegacyHealthcareCareers.com) and continue to scroll down several pages in order find the correct icon to click to submit a scholarship application.

Potential students are also able to gain immediate access to the application form for the scholarship application if they click on the following link that appears below. Students can also feel free to simply copy and paste the following link into any web browser of their choice to retrieve and access the scholarship application form:

http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-4595340/scholarship-application

The Health Occupations Scholarship awards are issued in the amounts of $250, $100 and $50. Moreover, three (3) scholarship awards are to be issued to winning students on a monthly basis. The scholarship application requires candidates to prepare a short essay of approximately three to seven sentences that provides one or more good reasons for wanting to join the ranks of the healthcare industry or medical field.

It is mandatory that prospective pupils who submit an application package for a scholarship award follow up with a face to face meeting with the Legacy Healthcare Careers director of education or program administrator for a school tour. Only students and prospective students who sign enrollment agreements with Legacy Healthcare Careers will receive one of the partial tuition scholarship awards.

Each scholarship award winner will be chosen on the overall strength of the application package including several factors. These factors include quality, perceived authenticity of the prospective pupil’s essay submission, and the required follow-up visit with a school official at Legacy Healthcare Careers. Scholarship winners will be made aware of their award via telephone calls or face to face during a tour with the director of education.

It must be repeated that the Health Occupations Scholarship Award is only being made available to individuals who sign an enrollment agreement to go to nurse aide training classes or one of the health occupational training programs offered at Legacy Healthcare Careers. Place a call to the school’s 24-hour enrollment hotline number at (682)313-6404 if there are any other questions, concerns, comments or info that need to be addressed.

Do you have the desire to change your life? Wouldn’t you prefer a career instead of just a job? Have you been thinking about acquiring a fulfilling career in the healthcare field? Do you really have what it takes to follow through and make the changes in your life to obtain the new career that you want?

Well, a position as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a wondrous way to get one’s foot into the exciting doors of the medical field. Legacy Healthcare Careers is a local school in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas that offers several quick, quality CNA programs. Call us at (682)626-5266 or place a call to our 24-hour hotline at (682)313-6404 if more information is needed.

CNA School Open Enrollment Event: February 12, 2019

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The time has come to welcome prospective nurse aide students to Legacy Healthcare Careers CNA School’s Open House /Open Enrollment event located at 7100 Boulevard 26, Suite 205, Richland Hills, Texas 76180. Food will be provided on a first come /first serve basis. This event takes place on Tuesday February 12, 2019 between 2:00pm and 5:00pm.

The staff of Legacy Healthcare Careers will be offering helpful information on healthcare careers, immediate assistance with enrollment in nurse aide training classes on the spot, and tours of the school. Please bring a photo ID, social security card, and a $200 down payment to enroll.

The next CNA classes at this Fort Worth area school will be starting on Monday February 18, 2019 as well as Monday February 25, 2019. Legacy Healthcare Careers offers an affordable 7-day (1-week) CNA program. In addition, the school offers a 2-week CNA program and a 3-week CNA program.

Please RSVP via e-mail to Legacy Healthcare Careers at LegacyHealthcareCareers@ Yahoo.com by Tuesday February 12 to indicate whether you can attend, or feel free to telephone the school’s 24-hour enrollment hotline at (682)313-6404 to confirm your attendance at this open house event.

The staff of Legacy Healthcare Careers hopes to see you at this special open enrollment event. The school owes its success to people like you, so please graciously accept our sincere gratitude for your support. A career in the healthcare industry can be fulfilling and transforming. In addition, a healthcare career can boost your value in the local employment value, so jump-start your legacy today.

Reasons to Consider a Healthcare Career (Part Two)

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NOTE: This is the second piece in a five-part series that aims to bring up some compelling reasons for considering a career in the healthcare industry. Click here to read part one of this series.

As some might already know, the healthcare sector is a huge industry that employs a whole lot of people in the United States and around the world. In addition, the healthcare sector continues to grow each and every day due to an array of factors. These factors include an increasing population, varied funding sources, and a large number of aging people that belong to the Baby Boomer generation who need healthcare since they have chronic illnesses that are associated with advanced age.

Hence, it would make logical sense that a massive field such as the healthcare industry would be loaded with plenty of lucrative opportunities for those with enough tenacity and grit to continually plug away at it until they meet their career goals. A multitude of great reasons exist for seriously thinking about paving a path into healthcare career. Continue to read in order to discover a few more of these solid reasons!

REASON 4: There is the potential to have a positive impact on patients.

Regardless of one’s role or job title in the healthcare industry, every single task will contribute in some way to helping patients and their families. A career in the healthcare field enables workers to achieve their goals of assisting people while simultaneously earning a paycheck and livelihood. Every duty and task in healthcare is meaningful and effective in some way.

As previously stated, one’s role in healthcare does not matter in relation to the positive things that can be carried out. For instance, a dietary aide can make a patient feel like his preferences matter when she asks him about his likes and dislikes concerning food. A nursing assistant can lift the spirits of the lonely elderly patient by paying attention to him. The activities director can spark interest and put smiles on the faces of bored nursing home residents.

REASON 5: Multiple career options exist for people with differing preferences.

Some people thrive when they have close contact with others. These people would be fulfilled with a healthcare career that allows them to provide direct patient care and build meaningful relationships during the course of each shift at work. Nursing assistants, nurses, and other members of direct care nursing staff typically have the closest contact with patients and their families.

Other people prefer to assist society in a more indirect manner while working behind the scenes. These types of people would also be fulfilled with a career in the healthcare field that allows them to be of assistance in a less visible way. For instance, case managers coordinate the care of patients and assist them with obtaining services without ever laying a finger on them. A few case managers work remotely via telephone, and therefore, never meet patients face to face.

REASON 6: Healthcare workers are held in high esteem by the public.

Individuals who work in the healthcare field are often held in high esteem as valuable members of society. This is due to the fact that they devote their time to at work to assist other people. Healthcare workers of all types are also regarded as important because they routinely provide services that are very much needed and potentially life-saving.

The nursing assistant who notifies the charge nurse on duty that one of her patients has left-sided chest pain might have saved a life by reporting a change in a patient’s status in a timely manner, thereby preventing a heart attack. The restorative aide who assists a choking patient with the Heimlich maneuver during mealtime might have saved a life by intervening with a sense of urgency.

Healthcare workers give so much of themselves throughout the course of a typical shift at the workplace. Most members of the general public are keenly aware of the sacrifices made by the selfless people who work in the healthcare industry. Therefore, the public tends to view healthcare workers in an immensely positive light.

Now is the time to enter the healthcare industry. You can enjoy a career as a nursing assistant in as little as 7 days (one week) in the D/FW area of Texas. Call Legacy Healthcare Careers CNA School at (682)626-5266 to enroll in affordable certified assistant classes now. Jump-start your legacy today…

 

New Years Resolutions Related to Your Career

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Yes! The air is so thick with giddy anticipation that a person could figuratively cut through it with a knife. To some individuals, the new year is the most wondrous time of the year due to the professional and personal transformations that could be initiated if one is motivated enough to make changes. Another new year has entered our lives and consciousness along with the awesome promise of 365 new days that lie ahead.

Since everyone has been gifted with the same 365 days per calendar year, the ultimate goal is to avoid frittering those precious days away with lofty new years’ resolutions that turn out to be mostly unattainable. After all, it has been wisely said that time is an individual’s most valuable asset. Once a person wastes his or her valuable time, it is gone forever and can never be replenished again.

New years’ resolutions related to occupations and careers are of the utmost importance. After all, most people spend a considerable amount of their lives at work. In addition, the earnings from gainful employment often dictate how comfortable our personal lives will be. Bluntly put, money makes things happen, while a lack of money can cause even the best person to struggle with constant uphill battles related to finances.

For those who would like to make some career-related resolutions in the new year, the following is a brief list of ideas that may result in professional and personal self-improvement. Keep in mind that discomfort is usually the motivating factor that drives positive change in people. In other words, some of these new years’ resolutions might feel somewhat uncomfortable at first.

However, these new years’ resolutions are most definitely worth the time and effort in the long run for those who possess the perseverance and tenacity to keep plugging away at them. Without further ado, keep reading to find out about the actions that virtually any individual can take in order to transform one’s career prospects and overall value in the employment marketplace for the better.

Enter the healthcare industry

People who are unhappy with their current jobs or careers may wish to consider a career pathway in the healthcare sector. No matter the educational level, there is room for all types of people in the healthcare industry. A fulfilling position in the healthcare industry can be a life-changing new years’ resolution for so many individuals who are disgruntled with their present situations in life.

A dishwasher with a ninth grade education who is dissatisfied with his current job can transform his life and financial situation by completing a certified nursing assistant (CNA) program to become a nurses aide. Likewise, an overworked, underpaid social worker with a masters degree can retrain to become a registered nurse (RN), physicians assistant (PA-C) or any number of fulfilling roles in healthcare.

Pick up a technical-related skill

Let’s face it. Computers and technology are the towering waves of the future. Thus, it would be reasonable to say that those who are proficient with technical skills are the least likely to be left behind in this ever-changing, often brutal employment market. The olden adage advises people to either adapt or die! Knowledge is power, so empower yourself with relevant skills to boost your fund of knowledge.

People who are not very computer-literate might pursue an attainable goal of learning how to operate a basic computer. Those who are unfamiliar with the Microsoft Office suite of applications may wish to learn how to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint since many employers like to see these skills on a job applicant’s resume. Those who are already proficient should consider learning the basics of coding.

Pursue a volunteering opportunity

Volunteers often dictate the amount of time they can devote to their volunteering ventures. Furthermore, volunteering involves devoting one’s personal time to assist others, and providing assistance to others is an essential ingredient in altruism. Also, volunteering can cause the volunteer to feel good and build character by providing exposure to diverse life experiences.

Most hospice companies accept and train interested persons who want to volunteer their time to help terminally ill patients and their families. Another noble organization is Meals on Wheels, a nonprofit service that arranges deliveries of prepared meals to those who are homebound and unable to cook for themselves. Also, many emergency medical services (EMS) companies readily accept volunteers.

Legacy Healthcare Careers CNA School offers a 4-week CNA program as well as a 1-week (7 day) CNA program to prospective students who are located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. Both the 1-week and the 4-week CNA classes are state-approved.

Call (682)626-5266 to enroll in classes today. Legacy Healthcare Careers will also be offering a certified medication aide program later in 2019 to currently employed CNAs and unlicensed direct care staff workers who seek advancement in their healthcare careers.

Visit www.LegacyHealthcareCareers.com for additional info on the CNA classes offered at Legacy Healthcare Careers CNA School. Jump-start your legacy today…

 

Texas CNA Skills (Part Nine): Skills on the CNA State Test that Require Measurements

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The National Nurse Aide Assessment Program, or NNAAP for short, is a nationwide credentialing program for nurse aides who want to pursue certification as a certified nursing assistant (CNA). In other words, the NNAAP exam is better known as the CNA state test. Additionally, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is the entity that has been entrusted with the formulation, revision and administration of the CNA state test.

In most states in the US, the CNA state test is comprised of two distinct sections: a written (or oral) knowledge test made up of 70 multiple choice questions, and a procedural skills competency evaluation consisting of five different hands-on skills that must be demonstrated in front of a nurse aide evaluator.

The procedural hands-on skills evaluation section of the CNA state test takes place in a setting that has been arranged to simulate a patient care environment such as a room inside a long term care facility. Each test taker will have exactly 30 minutes to demonstrate competency in the five skills. The nurse aide candidate must attain a passing cut score on four out of the five procedural skills in order to pass the skills evaluation section of the CNA state test.

The first procedural skill that all test takers in Texas complete is hand-washing, and the remaining four skills will be selected totally at random. Moreover, the NNAAP skills evaluation mandates that all test takers complete at least one numerical measurement skill as part of the CNA state test (Pearson Vue, 2018). All of the hands-on procedural skills that require documentation of a numeric measurement have been listed below.

  1. Measurement and documentation of blood pressure
  2. Measurement and documentation of respiration rate
  3. Measurement and documentation of radial pulse
  4. Measurement and documentation of urinary output
  5. Measurement and documentation of an ambulatory patient’s body weight

On the scheduled day of the CNA state test, the test taker will need to bring three sharpened number two pencils with erasers to the testing center site to record the numerical measurements. The test taker will also need to bring a wristwatch with a second hand to the testing center to perform certain skills.

During the CNA state test, nurse aide test takers in Texas will be using the following standardized, approved form to document the numerical measurement(s) of the random procedural skill(s) they have been assigned.

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REFERENCES

National Council of State Boards of Nursing. (2018). NNAAP & MACE. Retrieved from https://www.ncsbn.org/nnaap-and-mace.htm

Pearson Vue. (2018). Texas Nurse Aide Candidate Handbook. Retrieved from https://home.pearsonvue.com/getattachment/73a0c524-4cbe-401a-aa5c-fe1ebf4e2517/Texas