2-Week Day and Night CNA Classes Start Monday 4/29/19 in Dallas/ Fort Worth!

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Legacy Healthcare Careers, a family-owned career training school in the Mid Cities area of the Dallas /Fort Worth Metro area, offers another round of 2-week certified nursing assistant (CNA) training classes starting on Monday April 29, 2019. These 2-week CNA training programs have a scheduled graduation date of May 13, 2019. One is a day CNA class. The other is a night CNA class. Weekend CNA classes are also offered here.

Most or all enrolled students will be able to continue to work their full-time jobs while they attend the 2-week CNA training program classes at Legacy Healthcare Careers. Another plus is that these nurse aide training classes are conveniently offered during both the daytime and evening hours, thereby allowing students to pick the schedule that works out the best for them. Call (682)626-5266 to get more information.

Legacy Healthcare Careers is a cost-effective, small trade school that had been initially founded with the fire and drive to create a newer crop of competent, passionate and caring entry-level healthcare workers. The staff of Legacy Healthcare Careers is very much committed to providing new nursing assistants with the training that will serve as the foundation to the rest of their blossoming careers in the medical sector. 

The school’s centrally located Mid Cities campus will be convenient to those who live in Fort Worth, Dallas, Denton, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Irving and other communities in and around the DFW metro area. The 2-week day and evening CNA classes have been specially made to fit into the unique lifestyles of busy adult learners while still leaving plenty of valuable time to spend with loved ones and friends on weekends.

Legacy Healthcare Careers is a good school that has produced multiple happy, gainfully employed graduates. The nurse aide training programs are accredited by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s (HHSC) Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). The school has full regulation and approval to operate from the Career Schools and Colleges division of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

Please feel free to visit http://www.LegacyHealthcareCareers.com for more information or to submit an online application for the purpose of enrolling in one of the CNA training programs. Interested persons can also pick up the phone and call Legacy Healthcare Careers at (682)626-5266 or the 24-hour hotline at (682)313-6404 for more info on all the great things that the school has to offer. Job placement assistance is available to grads.

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Definition of Job Placement Assistance

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First of all, let’s start with a working definition of what job placement assistance is. Job placement assistance is a cluster of services, either formalized or informal, that focuses on the placement of people into jobs and formal employment. Job placement assistance can entail activities such as help with searching for job openings, career training, or adding names of hiring managers and business owners to one’s professional network.

The array of services that fall under the wide umbrella of job placement assistance are done to boost the chances that participating persons will successfully make the crucial transition from career training to actual jobs and gainful employment. After all, people who ask for job placement assistance want to be put into paid jobs. Thus, job placement assistance helps job seekers with their ultimate goal of securing employment.

A number of varied activities can be considered job placement assistance. For instance, attendance in job preparedness courses, completion of basic skills training, and receipt of support services can all be regarded as job placement assistance since these activities increase the likelihood that participants will land gainful employment. Other activities include the provision of an updated bulletin board with active job openings.

Legacy Healthcare Careers, a small vocational school in the Dallas /Fort Worth area of Texas, offers a variety of specific services that fall under the realm of job placement assistance. Firstly, the school offers fast, affordable career training in high-demand healthcare occupations. Second of all, the kind staff has direct partnerships with multiple local employers that can lead to potential placement in paid jobs in the healthcare field.

Third of all, Legacy Healthcare Careers offers a number of helpful aftercare services to former students who have previously graduated from one of the school’s healthcare career training programs. These aftercare services include targeted activities such as resume preparation, ongoing skills review, career advice, and possible introductions to community stakeholders who will want to hire graduates.

Call Legacy Healthcare Careers at (682)626-5266 to enroll in the 2-week nursing assistant (CNA) training program. Jump-start your legacy!

 

Healthcare Experience Allowance: Be Rewarded for Your Prior Knowledge

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Legacy Healthcare Careers has come up with yet another creative way to help certain new students save some much-needed money on their tuition and fees while rewarding them for prior healthcare career training, work experience or schooling. In essence, a $50 allowance will be granted to newly enrolled students who possess workplace and/or scholastic experience in the medical field or healthcare sector.

The Healthcare Experience Allowance offers new enrollees with healthcare experience or previous training the opportunity to obtain a $50 allowance to be applied toward tuition at Legacy Healthcare Careers. This monetary allowance is really useful in the context that it can help offset some often-forgotten expenses associated with attendance such as gas, lunch money, school supplies, transportation and so forth.

To be eligible for the Healthcare Experience Allowance, newly enrolled students must have prior experience or training in the healthcare or medical fields. Attendees can have experience as a home health aide, emergency medical technician, medical assistant, nursing assistant (CNA), phlebotomy technician, dialysis technician direct care worker, transporter, patient care technician, 911 dispatcher or personal care attendant. 

Other persons who are eligible to receive the Healthcare Experience Allowance include students in nursing school, healthcare occupational programs, and other health science training programs. To download the $50 voucher, click here to visit Legacy Healthcare Career’s school website, then scroll until the Healthcare Experience Allowance section is found. As always, call (682)313-6404 for questions, concerns or more information.

Once the voucher is accessed, show it to a school official at Legacy Healthcare Careers during the enrollment process in person, either by printing it out or displaying it using a cell phone. The voucher is valid for $50 off the usual tuition and/or fees at the time of registration. Enrolled students cannot receive additional allowances or discounts off the previously agreed-upon tuition and fees after enrolling. Discounts cannot be combined.

Reminder of the CNA School Open House + Open Registration Event Friday 4/5/2019

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This is yet another friendly reminder that Legacy Healthcare Careers, an approved vocational school with a small campus in the Mid Cities area of the Dallas /Fort Worth Metroplex region, will host an Open House and Open Registration Event on Friday April 5, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The address of Legacy Healthcare Careers’ Mid Cities campus location is 7100 Boulevard 26, Suite 205, Richland Hills, Texas 76180. Please feel free to telephone either (682)313-6404 or (682)626-5266 to RSVP and confirm your attendance. As always, snacks, light refreshments, coffee, bottled water and beverages will be served.

During the Open House, the nurse aide training program instructors plan to make themselves available to answer any questions that potential students may have regarding the school, nurse aide training, nursing careers and job outlook. As a gentle reminder, two nurse aide (CNA) training programs, one for the daytime and one at night, will begin on Monday April 8, 2019.

Both of the aforementioned nurse aide training programs are fast-track two-week CNA classes with planned graduation dates of April 22, 2019. On par with the course, these class schedules are hand-crafted to be as convenient as possible for adult learners who might be managing full time jobs, families and busy lifestyles outside the school setting.

Since this is also an Open Registration event, all new enrollees must present an acceptable form of picture ID. Acceptable forms of picture identification include a drivers license, state ID card, passport, or school picture ID. During registration, a social security card will be needed along with a diploma, GED, high school transcript, college transcript, an old report card or any proof of completion of the 8th (eighth) grade.

To register for any of the two-week CNA programs, new enrollees need to provide a $200 down payment in order to guarantee their seat in the next nurse aide training class that starts on April 8. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, credit card, debit card, money orders, and cashiers checks. Legacy Healthcare Careers helps students set up flexible payment plans with as low as $200 down to begin coursework.

www.LegacyHealthcareCareers.Com is the official school website for Legacy Healthcare Careers CNA School.

Open House & Open Registration Event for 2-Week CNA Program: Friday April 5th 2:00-5:00pm

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It is that time of the month again! Legacy Healthcare Careers, a small trade school with a cozy campus located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, is hosting an Open House and Open Registration Event on Friday April 5, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Legacy Healthcare Careers is located at 7100 Boulevard 26, Suite 205, Richland Hills TX 76180. Call (682)313-6404 or (682)626-5266 to RSVP and confirm your attendance.

Light refreshments and beverages will be served, and the nurse aide training program instructors will be readily available to address questions potential students might have. Two nurse aide (CNA) training programs, one for mornings and one for evenings, start on Monday April 8, 2019. Both of these are two-week CNA training classes. As always, class schedules are created to fit into the lives of adult learners who have full time jobs.

This is an Open House event; in addition, this is an Open Registration event. In order to enroll, new students will need to provide a picture identification such as a drivers license, passport, school ID or state issued identification card. Also, a social security card will need to be presented along with a diploma, GED, high school transcript, college transcript, old report cards or any proof of completing the 8th (eighth) grade.

To register for the two-week CNA program, new students will need to have a $200 down payment to ensure their seat in class for the next nurse aide training class that starts on April 8. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, credit card, debit card, money orders, and cashiers checks. Moreover, Legacy Healthcare Careers will set up flexible payment plans with as low as $200 down to begin the next class.

Legacy Healthcare Careers is a legitimate career training school. All of the healthcare training programs offered at Legacy Healthcare Careers are wholly approved to operate by the Texas Workforce Commission. Programs also have full approval to operate from the state Department of Aging and Disability. Rest assured that new students are in competent, caring hands at Legacy Healthcare Careers CNA School!

Well, here is the million dollar question: why should potential students and adult learners pick Legacy Healthcare Careers over other local career training schools? First of all, we offer smaller class to promote learning. We provide hardcore job placement assistance before students even graduate. We offer after-care support services after students graduate such as resume preparation, skills practice, and career coaching.

Do any other compelling reasons exist to choose Legacy Healthcare Careers over some of the other nurse aide /CNA training programs in the Dallas /Fort Worth metroplex? The school’s convienient Mid Cities area campus is easily accessible for those who live in Dallas, Grand Prairie, Fort Worth, Denton, Arlington, Euless, Irving and surrounding cities. The tuition and fees are very affordable, and scholarships are available.

Every enrolled nurse aide student undergoes a 40 hour hands-on clinical practicum externship at a local skilled nursing facility or licensed healthcare center. During this comprehensive clinical externship, an abundance of chances to obtain practice with basic nursing care and personal care procedural skills on real patients, residents and clients are available.

Call (682)626-5266 or (682)313-6404 to jump-start your legacies at Legacy Healthcare Careers CNA School. We will see you in class soon.

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: the Importance of Classmates

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Classmates, also referred to as schoolmates, are defined as students who attend at least one of the same classes together at a particular school or educational institution. Classmates are important and can serve as amazingly valuable resources to a person’s future career pathway in the healthcare industry, albeit for a number of good reasons that might not be completely apparent at the first glance.

Why are classmates so valuable? Firstly, classmates can enlarge a person’s professional and personal network. Second, classmates are a great source of knowledge and wisdom. Third, classmates can make the time at school pleasurable. Fourth, classmates can be the ones to provide character references for jobs or college applications. Finally, classmates can help each other to learn the mountains of material being taught in school.

The majority of adult learners opt to go back to school or enroll in career training classes so they can acquire job skills that will make themselves more marketable and salable in the employment marketplace. In other words, people go back to school to increase the odds of getting better jobs for higher pay. Classmates can be a helpful part of a personal network since they may know of potential workplaces that have job openings.

Furthermore, classmates can bestow a lot of free knowledge and pearls of wisdom upon each other by way of sharing their life’s experiences, backgrounds, personal stories and work histories. For instance, the 48-year-old student with 25 years of home health care-giving experience can provide useful info to her classmates on the benefits and pitfalls of giving direct care to clients in a homelike residential workplace setting.

Also, friendly relationships with classmates can enhance the social experience at school. Aristotle said that human beings are social animals and therefore naturally seek the company of others as part of their well being (Cohen, 2010). Students often take pleasure in joining one another for coffee breaks, lunch time and class sessions. These friendly bonds may extend outside school and can last for many years after graduation day.

Do not forget about professional and personal references that a job seeker needs when applying to places of employment, educational programs and so on. Hiring managers and school program directors often request character references from people who can vouch for the applicant’s habits and goodness. When a former student keeps in touch with his classmates, they will be more likely to offer character references for him.

Finally, classmates can help each other learn the material that is being covered in school. Groups of students who attend the same class may form study groups to learn and retain the information. Also, classmates can share the techniques they use to study for quizzes, exams, hands-on skills and reading assignments. Some classmates exchange phone numbers and may call or text each other when they need help or clarification.

Classmates function in all sorts of useful ways. They boost the size of a student’s personal network and can help in the job hunt. They are full of free knowledge and pearls of wisdom, and can enhance the schooling experience. They may serve as much-needed character references and can help each other learn the material. Since classmates are so very useful, they are of the utmost importance during a student’s time in school.

REFERENCES

Cohen, E. (2010, September 21). You Are a Social Animal. Psychology Today. Retrieved March 24, 2019, from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/what-would-aristotle-do/201009/you-are-social-animal

Healthcare Career Spotlight: the Restorative Nursing Assistant

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First of all, a restorative nursing program is an organized series of measures that promote the nursing home resident’s restoration of maximum potential and fosters the ability to live as safely as possible while maintaining independence through specific nursing interventions.  Restorative nursing programs revolve around the attainment and maintenance of maximal physical and psychosocial functioning.

A restorative nursing program aims to to maximize the independence of nursing facility residents by way of preservation of functional abilities, enhancement of self confidence, improvement in function, promotion of safety and the reduction of physical debility.  All goals, objectives and nursing interventions that are incorporated into any restorative nursing program need to be measurable and achievable.

A restorative nursing assistant, also known as a restorative nurse’s aide, is a multi-skilled allied healthcare worker who is trained in rehabilitative techniques and modalities that promote the capability of nursing facility residents to live as independently as possible while emphasizing the highest level of functional ability. Restorative nursing assistants adhere to the nursing home resident’s specific care plan to deliver restorative care.

The main function of the restorative nursing assistant is the provision of rehabilitative and restorative nursing care tasks to patients under the supervision of a licensed nurse. A restorative nursing assistant renders restorative interventions and a wide variety of therapy tasks to patients as delegated to them by the nurse who supervises the restorative nursing program.

Restorative nursing assistants are entrusted with carefully following each patient’s plan of care to assist them in performing active range of motion (AROM) exercises and passive range of motion (PROM) exercises to prevent contracture. The training and knowledge base of most experienced restorative aides enables them to function in their roles competently in a maintenance capacity if the therapist ever happens to be absent.

All restorative nursing services are delivered by restorative nursing assistants in strict accordance with the patient’s uniquely tailored plan of care. In addition to range of motion exercises, restorative nursing assistants also perform bowel and bladder training to aid in restoring urinary and bowel continence, help residents with ambulation (walking), and assist with self-help skills training.

Since restorative nursing programs also promote optimization of mental well-being, restorative nursing assistants might be delegated the tasks of reality orientation, remotivation and reminiscence therapy. Reality orientation therapy gets confused elderly residents to focus on immediate surroundings, whereas reminiscent therapy helps elders by stimulating past thoughts and memories.

Most restorative nursing assistants can be found working in places of employment such as long term care nursing facilities, acute care hospitals, outpatient rehabilitative clinics and specialty rehabilitation hospitals. Restorative nursing assistants work side by side with nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapy aides, occupational therapy assistants and speech language pathologists.

In general, the ideal restorative nursing assistant needs to have a warm personality and plenty of patience to deal with the elderly nursing facility residents to whom they provide care. Also, a restorative nursing assistant should be well versed in proper body mechanics and possess some physical strength as a result of the bending, heavy lifting, occasional twisting, and long periods of standing they do in a usual shift at work.

Safety is of the essence in the role of a restorative nursing assistant. They must manage and handle patients cautiously to prevent injuries to themselves or the residents under their care. In addition, restorative nursing assistants need to adhere to standard precautions and other basic infection control principles. Furthermore, restorative aides must document the care they provide and any interventions they carry out.

The role of restorative nursing assisting necessitates continual contact with people. Therefore, restorative nursing assistants must be exceedingly comfortable mingling with a wide variety of individuals such as patients, nursing facility residents, nurses, doctors, physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, family members, nurse managers, coworkers, visitors and many others.

To become a restorative nursing assistant, an individual must complete a state-approved nurse aide training program and pass a state examination to obtain professional certification as a certified nursing assistant (CNA). After attaining CNA certification, an individual should amass at least six months of experience in the nursing specialties of acute rehabilitation or long term care.

All restorative nursing assistants are CNAs with specialized training in restorative care. The specialized restorative training can be obtained on the job at a place of employment that is willing to train the right candidate. In addition, CNAs with an interest in becoming restorative aides have the option of completing a formal seminar course to acquire the theoretical knowledge and skills to deliver restorative nursing care to patients.

Demand for restorative aides is projected to remain strong well into the foreseeable near future. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, which places restorative nursing assistants into the Nursing Assistants and Orderlies employment category, the projected job growth rate for this healthcare position is an estimated 11 percent through the year 2026. This projected growth rate exceeds the average for all other jobs.

The vast majority of growth in restorative nursing assistant job openings is the direct result of tens of millions of members of the Baby Boomer generation who are becoming elderly. Aging members of the Baby Boomer cohort have been entering the healthcare system at a steady rate and need restorative nursing care to maintain their levels of functional status. In essence, restorative nursing assistants are very much in demand.

Individuals in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area of Texas should feel free to call Legacy Healthcare Careers at (682)626-5266 to jump-start an amazing career in the healthcare field. Legacy Healthcare Careers provides high quality, personable, affordable healthcare job training in addition to an array of job placement assistance services. Call Legacy Healthcare Careers today...

Top Questions You Must Ask Of Any Nursing Assistant Training Program

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To communicate this message in the most straightforward manner possible, not all certified nursing assistant (CNA) training programs are created equally. First of all, some CNA programs are offered at community colleges whereas other classes are taught at private schools or nonprofit organizations. Second of all, differing schools can charge drastically different tuition and fees for what is essentially the same CNA training.

Thirdly, some schools offer ongoing support services after students graduate from the nursing assistant training program while other schools offer absolutely nothing whatsoever. Ongoing support for nursing assistant graduates that some schools offer can be in the form of job placement assistance, CNA state test preparation courses post-graduation, provision of recommendation letters to other schools and employers, and help with writing résumés and cover letters.

Without further ado, the following is a compilation of questions that prospective students may wish to ask of any nursing assistant training programs they are considering attending.

  1. Is the CNA program approved? Nurse aide training programs must be approved to operate in the state where the school is located. If the nurse aide training program is not approved, graduates will typically not qualify to sit for the CNA state test.
  2. How long does the CNA program take to complete? Some programs take a week or two to complete, whereas other programs drag it out over the duration of an 16-week entire semester.
  3.  Does this program offer job placement assistance? Some nurse aide training programs offer job placement assistance to graduates, which is an immensely helpful service.
  4. Is the CNA program taught by nurses? Most states require nurse aide training programs to be taught by licensed nurses. Some CNA programs employ registered nurses (RNs) to teach all classes, whereas other programs utilize licensed practical/ vocational nurses (LPNs/ LVNs) to provide all the instruction. RNs tend to have more years of clinical and theoretical education than LPNs/ LVNs.
  5. Does the school offer help with passing the CNA state test? Some programs provide ongoing support to help graduates of the CNA training program pass the CNA state test. This is a fabulously helpful service that comes in handy to graduates who need extra help.
  6. What is the average class size? Some schools offer smaller class sizes of less than 10 pupils per class. Other CNA programs can have up to 20+ students attending nurse aide classes together. In general, smaller class sizes can translate into a higher level of individualized attention and more time for questions.

The nursing assistant training programs at Legacy Healthcare Careers CNA School are fully approved to operate by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the state Department of Aging and Disability (DADS). In addition, Legacy Healthcare Careers offers job placement assistance to graduates, preparation for the CNA state test, and small class sizes that promote individualized attention to all students.

Moreover, all classes offered at Legacy Healthcare Careers are taught by RNs with many years of combined clinical experience. The tuition and fees for the CNA classes are affordable; additionally, the school offers a highly innovative 7-day course of study that enables students to become nursing assistants in only one week. Call (682)626-5266 to enroll or visit the school’s website at www.LegacyHealthcareCareers.com for more information.

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Texas CNA Skills (Part Six): the Art of Nurse Aide Communication on the CNA State Test

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Communication can be defined as the ongoing exchange of data, information, thoughts, opinions and feelings among persons by way of utilizing speech, gestures and/or other means (Kourkouta and Papathanasaiou, 2014). Since nursing assistants are on the front lines of direct care in healthcare facilities, the communication skills of CNAs are truly fundamental to smooth interpersonal interactions and enhanced patient satisfaction.

Communication between nursing assistants and their patients is firmly grounded in a trifecta of three essential elements. These three elements include competent social skills, proven communicative techniques, and the Golden Rule of always treating other individuals in the same manner that one would want to be treated.

The communication of each nursing assistant is also guided by several ethical principles. First of all, veracity is defined as truth-telling. Nursing assistants possess the ethical obligation to be truthful (read: veracious) in all communications with their patients. Secondly, the ethical principle of integrity imposes a duty upon all nursing assistants to behave in a straightforward manner while adhering to high standards in all communications and encounters with patients. Finally, the ethical principle of fidelity is defined as being faithful, and nursing assistants have the ethical obligation to exercise faithfulness when communicating with patients.

Communication is also an element that is heavily tied into the skills portion of the CNA state test. The test taker will need to communicate with a patient in a simulated patient care scenario as a testing site evaluator observes. The vast majority of the hands-on procedural skills involve some type of verbal and nonverbal communication in order to pass the CNA state test. For instance, most of the skills on the CNA state test call upon the nurse aide test taker to engage in multiple communicative tasks.

The communicative tasks that are incorporated into the skills portion of the CNA state test often include verbal and nonverbal responsibilities such as introducing oneself as the nursing assistant, vocally identifying the patient, referring to the patient by his or her preferred name, explaining the procedure, maintaining face to face contact whenever possible, and asking if anything else is needed.

The following list is a set of general guidelines on communicating clearly and effectively with patients during the skills competency evaluation section of the CNA state test.

  1. The nursing assistant should greet the patient by his or her preferred name.
  2. The nursing assistant should introduce himself or herself to the patient by announcing one’s name and title (e.g., “My name is Rob and I will be your nursing assistant today.”).
  3. The nursing assistant should maintain face to face contact with the patient whenever possible.
  4. The nursing assistant should avoid staring into space or talking aimlessly. The nursing assistant should focus on the topic to be discussed.
  5. The nursing assistant should occasionally talk to the patient while providing the care.
  6. The nursing assistant should listen to the patient as he or she speaks and respond as needed.
  7. The nursing assistant should utilize appropriate social reinforcements such as praise, smiling, and rephrasing of the patient’s words as needed.
  8. The nursing assistant should encourage the patient to utilize the call light as needed and make sure it remains within easy reach.
  9. The nursing assistant should be cordial, even-tempered and honest in all verbal and nonverbal interactions with the patient.
  10. The nursing assistant should let the patient know verbally when he or she is preparing to exit the room.

REFERENCES

Kourkouta, L., and Papathanasaiou, I. (2014). Communication in Nursing Practice. Materia Sociomedica, 26(1), 65-67.