Upcoming Weekend-Only CNA Class Starts Sunday 5/5/2019!

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Legacy Healthcare Careers, a small vocational career-training school in the Mid Cities area of the Dallas /Fort Worth Metroplex, is pleased to offer an upcoming weekend-only certified nursing assistant (CNA) training class with a start date of Sunday May 5, 2019. This weekend CNA training program is approximately one month long and has a scheduled graduation date of June 3, 2019.

Prospective students will be able to continue to work their full-time jobs while enrolled in the weekend CNA training program at Legacy Healthcare Careers. In addition, these nurse aide training classes have been conveniently scheduled to be in session every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, enabling students to have the rest of the week off. Call (682)626-5266 for more information or to begin the enrollment process.

Legacy Healthcare Careers is a practical, affordable family-owned school that was initially founded with the internal passion to cultivate a new generation of competent, caring and compassionate entry-level healthcare workers. The staff of Legacy Healthcare Careers is deeply committed to providing nursing assistants with the training that shall serve as the foundation to their careers in the medical sector. 

The school’s Mid Cities location is convenient to those who live in Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Irving and other communities in and around the DFW metro area. The weekend evening classes have been specially crafted to fit into the unique lifestyles of busy adult learners while still leaving plenty of precious time to spend with family and friends on weekend mornings.

Legacy Healthcare Careers’ nurse aide training programs are accredited by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s (HHSC) Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). Additionally, the school has full regulation and approval to operate from the Career Schools and Colleges division of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) in Austin, Texas.

Visit http://www.LegacyHealthcareCareers.com for more information or to submit an online admission application. Also, feel free to call Legacy Healthcare Careers at (682)626-5266 or the 24-hour hotline at (682)313-6404 for additional information.

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Reasons to Consider a Healthcare Career (Part One)

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NOTE: This piece is the very first post in a comprehensive six-part series of essays that attempts to shine the figurative light upon some of the more compelling reasons people should seriously think about paving a career pathway in the burgeoning healthcare industry. Click here to read the second part, and click here for part three. Also, click here for parts four and five. Finally, click right here to read part six.

Healthcare is a huge industry in many countries around the world. Therefore, it would make absolutely perfect sense that a large industry such as healthcare would be bursting at the seams with an abundance of good opportunities for people who have enough tenacity to pursue it as a career. A number of very compelling reasons exist for considering a career pathway in the healthcare field. Keep reading to unearth some of these reasons!

REASON 1: Healthcare workplaces tend to be very interesting.

It is true: there is hardly ever a dull moment in healthcare. There will always be a new admission, discharge, interesting medical conditions, entertaining family members, helpful coworkers, changing workflows, and learning opportunities to keep your days at work filled with excitement. Healthcare work environments such as hospitals and skilled nursing facilities tend to be particularly interesting workplaces.

REASON 2: Healthcare jobs are associated with good pay and benefits.

The majority of healthcare job openings are for full-time positions that offer steady pay, decent benefit packages, and the potential for wage increases. In addition to the pay, the benefit packages are worth some money, too! Benefits such as employer-sponsored health insurance, paid time off, vacation hours, sick pay and life insurance cost the employer money while financially benefiting you.

Also, many employers provide a perk known as 401k matching. In other words, if a worker contributes a certain amount of money to a 401k retirement account, the employer will actually match it by contributing the exact same amount. This can result in thousands of free dollars to the employee every year if regular 401k contributions are made. 401k matching is a fringe benefit that cannot be beat!

REASON 3: Some healthcare jobs do not require many years of training.

A number of the most popular healthcare jobs do not require many years of education or training. For example, an individual can become a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in just a few short weeks. A person can study to become a medical assistant in a few short months. Moreover, someone can become a licensed practical nurse (LPN), known as a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) in Texas and California, in about a year.

Legacy Healthcare Careers CNA School is excited to announce course offerings that can enable people to enter the healthcare industry in as little as 7 days (one week). Legacy Healthcare Careers offers a 4-week CNA program as well as a 1-week CNA program in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. Both CNA courses of study are state-approved and can permanently transform students’ lives by jump-starting their healthcare careers.

Please place that telephone call to Legacy Healthcare Careers at (682)626-5266 to enroll. Legacy Healthcare Careers will also offer a certified medication aide program in the very near future to CNAs and direct care workers who would like to advance their healthcare careers to the next level. Jump-start your legacy today…

 

CNA State Examination Practice Questions (Part Four)

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QUESTION: The resident has returned to the nursing home this afternoon after having undergone a minor same-day surgery at a freestanding surgical center earlier this morning. The resident has a doctor’s order to receive a full liquid diet for the rest of the day. The resident is now telling the nursing assistant, “I am getting really hungry right now.” Which food items and fluids would be appropriate on the meal tray of a resident who has been prescribed a full liquid diet?

A. Cream soup, broth, vanilla ice cream, water, and orange juice

B. Chicken noodle soup, sliced apples, side salad, and hot tea

C. Turkey bacon sandwich, corn on the cob, pudding, and milk

D. Spaghetti with meatballs, green beans, chocolate cake, and cola

ANSWER: A (The full liquid diet consists of fluids and food items that are usually in liquid form, as well as food items that will melt into liquid form when they are at room temperature, such as ice cream, ice cubes and popsicles. The full liquid diet allows the resident’s body to heal from the recent surgical procedure).

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QUESTION: The charge nurse has told the nursing assistant, “The patient in room 209 is in shock.” The nursing assistant knows to place the patient in which of the following positions in bed if any signs and symptoms of shock are noted:

A. The high Fowler’s position

B. The Trendelenberg position

C. The Sims’ position

D. The low Fowler’s position

ANSWER: B (The nursing assistant would place the patient in the Trendelenberg position when the signs and symptoms of shock are being experienced by the patient. This position places the legs of the patient in an elevated position that is higher than the head. This position also promotes return of the blood in the extremities (arms and legs) back into the circulating blood, therefore increasing the patient’s blood volume and blood pressure. The Sims and Fowler’s positions cannot produce these effects).

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QUESTION: The instructor is teaching a group of nurse aide students about the various roles of the different members of the multidisciplinary team within a typical nursing home setting. The instructor knows that her teaching has been effective if the nurse aide student is able to correctly pair the following healthcare worker with the associated duties and functions:

A. Dietitian: meal preparation

B. Speech language pathologist: instruction of new languages

C. Physical therapist: ambulation and balance/gait exercises

D. Certified nursing assistant: ordering medications

ANSWER: C (Physical therapists deliver rehabilitative and restorative care techniques, including assistance with ambulation and balance/gait exercises. Speech language pathologists, also known as speech therapists, assess and treat residents who are afflicted with swallowing disorders; in addition, they assess and treat residents with speech disorders and communicative problems that sometimes happen after a stroke. Speech language pathologists do not teach people new languages.

The primary role of a dietitian in the nursing home setting is to formulate nutritional programs designed to improve or maintain the health statuses of the residents who reside there; conversely, they do not prepare meals in the nursing home setting. Ordering medications is not within the scope of practice for certified nursing assistants).

 

Legacy Healthcare Careers Nurse Aide Training School Introduces the 7-Day CNA Program

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Prospective students who would like to enjoy a rewarding, fulfilling, invigorating healthcare career as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in the Dallas / Fort Worth area of Texas now have a fast-track option that enables them to accomplish their occupational goals drastically sooner than average. The members of staff at Legacy Healthcare Careers Nursing Assistant School are extremely excited to introduce the 7-day CNA program.

The caring, professional instructors at Legacy Healthcare Careers Nursing Assistant School can assist prospective pupils to convert their career-oriented dreams into reality in as little as 7 days! Those who are ready and willing to devote one long week to their schooling can enter a new and exciting career pathway in only 7 days. Continue reading for more details about this innovative nurse aide training program.

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The 7-day CNA program entails attending school for seven long days in a row. The 7-day CNA program consists of four days of nursing assistant theory instruction in the classroom setting. The four days of classroom and lab instruction will be followed by three days of hands-on clinical practicum externship at a local healthcare facility in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex area.

After successful completion of the one week of nurse aide training at Legacy Healthcare Careers Nursing Assistant School, students are considered official graduates who are now legally allowed to secure employment as nursing assistants. Once the nurse aide graduate takes and passes both sections of the CNA state test, he or she is granted state certification as a certified nursing assistant (CNA).

The CNA certification opens the doors to an amazing abundance of healthcare employment opportunities associated with steady income and job security. CNAs are in demand in most employment markets in Texas with employment numbers expected to be on the rise through the year 2026 according to projections from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In addition, due to longstanding reciprocity and endorsement agreements between nursing assistant registries and boards of nursing in different states in the US, the CNA certification bestows an array of marketable job skills upon the nurse aide graduate that can potentially be transferred from region to region.

Please watch the video below for more information regarding the 7-day CNA program. Moreover, interested prospective applicants should feel free to place a telephone call to Legacy Healthcare Careers Nursing Assistant School at (682)626-5266 to schedule a tour of the school and to inquire about enrollment. Prospective students should also feel free to submit an application to the CNA program online by visiting the school’s website at www.LegacyHealthcareCareers.com.

Nursing Career Ladder in the United States (Part One): Certified Nursing Assistants

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This post is the first of a four-part series that will aim to elucidate the nursing career ladder in the United States. The certified nursing assistant (CNA) is the core foundation and backbone of the nursing career ladder in the United States. Without the hard work and merit-worthy contributions of CNAs, most nurses who work in direct patient care capacities would have extreme difficulty accomplishing the myriad of duties and tasks.

CNAs are vital allied healthcare workers who deliver basic nursing care to patients, residents and clients under the supervision of licensed nurses and physicians. CNAs assist patients and residents with the care tasks that the patient might be unable to do on his or her own due to weakness, debility, illness, cognitive impairment, fluctuations in mentation, or a variety of other reasons.

In essence, CNAs are supervised by licensed nurses while assisting patients with basic nursing care tasks. These basic nursing tasks include routine care duties such as getting dressed, making occupied and unoccupied beds, taking showers, helping with feedings at mealtimes, taking baths, using the toilet, performing incontinent care, taking and documenting vital signs, and observing and reporting changes in patients’ conditions.

CNAs often spend more time with the patient than any other member of the healthcare team. Their insights and observations are often utilized to formulate patients’ plans of care. In addition, CNAs report their observations and suspected changes in patients’ conditions to the nurse. Therefore, the role of a CNA is vital to the functioning of the healthcare industry in the United States.

CNAs can be found working in hospitals, home health companies, private duty cases, skilled nursing facilities, group homes, clinics, psychiatric facilities, rehabilitation centers, hospices, adult daycare settings, prison infirmaries, the military, and a number of other types of workplace settings.

CNAs, also known as nurse aides, are the premier backbones of the majority of hospitals, healthcare centers and skilled nursing facilities in the United States.  Legacy Healthcare Careers LLC provides low-cost, high-quality certified nursing assistant classes that will prepare prospective pupils for a dynamic career in allied healthcare as a Dallas/Fort Worth nurses aide in just a few weeks. Telephone (682)626-5266 or the 24-hour hotline at (682)313-6404 to enroll in CNA classes in the Mid-Cities / HEB area.

While the CNA occupies an amazingly important role in the nursing profession, many nurses aides opt to utilize the CNA career as a foundation-like springboard into other higher-paying nursing career pathways such as the licensed practical / vocational nurse (LPN / LVN), professional registered nurse (RN), and the advanced practice nurse (APN). In other words, many CNAs choose to climb up the nursing career ladder for increased pay and employment opportunities filled with more complexities.

Please stay tuned for part two of this four-part series that sheds some light on the nursing career ladder in the United States.

Where Can I Train to Become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area?

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When the topic of nurse aide training is brought to the forefront, a number of different options are available to a prospective student located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas who would like to train to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA). CNAs are also known as nurses aides, patient care assistants, nursing aides, nursing assistants, and orderlies.

First of all, multiple local community colleges provide high-quality nursing assistant training in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Some of the local community college programs that deliver nursing assistant training programs include Brookhaven College, Tarrant County College (TCC), North Central Texas College (NCTC), Hill College, Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC), El Centro College, Weatherford College, and Navarro College.

Community college CNA programs are wonderful options for several reasons. First and foremost, community college CNA programs tend to be very affordable. Second of all, community college CNA programs simultaneously provide excellent nurse aide training, academic instruction and practical hands-on preparation to pupils.

Nonetheless, a major drawback associated with typical community college CNA programs is the fact that the training can sometimes take eight (8) weeks or longer to complete. Not everyone wants to spend half a semester in the nurse aide training program. After all, time is of the essence.

Another potential drawback is that these community college CNA programs frequently have inflexible admissions requirements that may exclude many wonderful prospective students. Normally, these programs attract far more interested applicants than can be reasonably admitted while not having enough seats available to everyone who would like to attend CNA school. In other words, some prospective students are turned away due to seats filling quickly at community college CNA programs.

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Legacy Healthcare Careers LLC is a school that provides very affordable CNA classes in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The CNA lessons are approved to operate by both the state Department on Aging and Disability Services (DADS) and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

Tuition is for the certified nursing assistant program is $850 and the program is only two weeks long from start to graduation. Also, Legacy Healthcare Careers offers a fast track one-week CNA program. Moreover, a high school diploma or general education diploma (GED) is not needed to enroll.

In addition, Legacy Healthcare Careers provides theoretical and clinical practicum instruction to students that is based on the Texas-approved state curriculum. Moreover, the one-week and two-week nursing assistant training programs can potentially open the doors to a dynamic allied healthcare career as a nursing assistant in LESS THAN ONE WEEK!

Feel free to call Legacy Healthcare Careers CNA School at (682)626-5266 or telephone the 24-hour hotline at (682)313-6404 for more information regarding enrollment. Classes are starting soon.

CNA Program in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Area

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Legacy Healthcare Careers LLC is a CNA school that offers high quality daytime, evening and weekend certified nursing assistant programs in the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex area. Tuition for the nursing assistant training programs is very affordable, and flexible payment plans are available to fit into most prospective students’ budgets and lifestyles.

In addition, Legacy Healthcare Careers is home to the one-week CNA program. Students who have the motivation to attend school for seven long days in a row could graduate as nursing assistants. Call (682)626-5266 for more information on Legacy Healthcare Careers’ seven (7) day CNA program.

Legacy Healthcare Careers offers quality, affordable CNA lessons for a wide service area in the DFW Metroplex that can easily accommodate prospective students who reside in Fort Worth and its suburbs. Students have commuted from Azle, Haslet, Lake Worth, Saginaw, Pelican Bay, Grapevine, Colleyville, Haltom City, Hurst, North Richland Hills, Bedford, Watauga and the Mid-Cities HEB area.

Most of the day, evening and weekend certified nursing assistant programs at Legacy Healthcare Careers are only a few weeks in length, and all CNA lessons are taught by experienced registered nurses (RNs). The fast track nurse aide programs are designed to enable students to jump-start their legacies and brand new careers as nursing assistants sooner rather than later. After all, time is of the essence for most people.

In addition, various Fort Worth area cities and suburbs such as Crowley, Coppell, Burleson, Keller, Everman, Arlington, Euless, Forest Hill, Kennedale, Mansfield, Irving, Grand Prairie, White Settlement, Midlothian, Meadowbrook, River Oaks, Benbrook, River Oaks, Weatherford, Roanoke, Aledo, Dallas, Springtown, and other local surrounding cities are in the service area for Legacy Healthcare Careers CNA School.

Legacy Healthcare Careers CNA school has a conveniently located Mid-Cities HEB area campus that is located smack dab in the middle of the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex. The Legacy Healthcare Careers campus location is convenient to prospective pupils who live in Fort Worth, Arlington, Dallas, the HEB area and surrounding cities, towns and suburbs.

The $850 tuition for the CNA programs is really affordable, competitively priced, and an amazing deal. Legacy Healthcare Careers offers a wide variety of different class schedules and nursing assistant courses that will conveniently fit into the busy lifestyles and schedules of prospective students.

16 years old is the minimum age to enroll with parental consent. Also, no high school diploma or GED is needed to enroll as long as applicants can prove they have completed at least an eighth (8th) grade education by providing a middle school diploma, high school transcripts, high school diploma or college transcripts.

All courses are taught by experienced RNs, which is not the case at other CNA schools in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. Call the Legacy Healthcare Careers campus line at (682)626-5266 or the school’s 24-hour hotline at (682)313-6404 to ask about scheduling a tour of the school and enrolling in nursing assistant lessons today. Jump-start your legacy right now in the present day to provide a good investment in your future career pathway.

Also visit the school’s website, www.LegacyHealthcareCareers.com or the school’s blog at www.LegacyHealthcareCareers.org for additional information and resources on careers in the nursing profession.