Certified nursing assistant classes in Lenoir City, Tennessee that are open for enrollment are shown to you here. For any questions about signing up for class instruction, you can call the phone number provided below. Students must join a state authorized course to be eligible to take the exams for their license to work.
Baptist Health Care Center
700 Williams Ferry Road,
Lenoir City, TN 37771
There are different routes that you can take in order to become a CNA in Tennessee. You can complete an approved vocational course, get Military Education and Training as a medic or corpsman, or learn the Fundamentals of Nursing as a student, graduate, or an RN or LPN. If you are a graduate nurse, have practiced medicine in the military, or have been certified in another state then you may be able to skip the training requirement. To find out if you qualify for reciprocity you can call the Tennessee Nurse Aide Program Office at (615) 532-5171.
To be able to become a nursing assistant, the most common route is to finish a CNA training class that is state approved and offers 75 hours of instruction. Your school instruction will teach you 25 fundamental health care related proficiencies and prepare you to take the certification test. You must also be able to pass both the federal and the state background checks, as well as provide some documents that they will ask for like identification, social security card and school transcripts.
Following any of those routes will make you eligible to challenge the certification exam. By passing all the tests in the exam, you will gain entry into the state’s Nurse Aide Registry. According to the federal and state law you must be listed on the Registry to work as a nursing aide in a certified healthcare facility. The certification exam is divided into a knowledge test and a skills evaluation.
This test is the first part of the exams. All candidates will take this exam simultaneously in the testing area. You will be given 90 minutes to answer all 75 multiple-choice questions. This exam is normally given as a written test. If you have difficulty in reading English, you may request to have an oral exam instead. This request must be made upon initial application. The test will cover multiple concepts like infection control; care impaired, communication, roles and responsibilities, illness, mental health, aging process, and many more.
In this part, you will be asked to perform 5 different nursing skills in front of an evaluator. These skills are taken from a set list, which can be found in the Candidate Handbook (http://www.hdmaster.com/testing/cnatesting/tennessee/tnformpages/tnforms/TNJan2013CandidateHandbookv10.0.pdf). You will have 30 minutes to perform all 5 skills. There is a series of steps that you must perform for each skill. Each step will correspond to a point. You must not miss an important step that is written in bold.
You and every candidate will be given 3 attempts to pass all the tests. If you fail in one test, you will have to reapply for the certification exam and retake the step you failed in. All attempts must also be done within 2 years after you complete your training.
The exams for this state are handled by the Headmaster Testing Service. If you pass all the tests, they will forward your results to the NAR to be entered. You can then expect your CNA card to be delivered to your address within 4-6 weeks. Your certification will only be valid for 2 years. During that time you must find work as a paid nursing aide for at least 8 hours. This will make you eligible for renewal. If you fail to renew your certification, your name will be removed from the Registry and you will no longer be allowed to work in a certified healthcare facility.
This city is a part of Loudon County. Located in the eastern part of Tennessee, it is only a few miles from Knoxville and is on the Tennessee River. The Fort Lourdon Dam can also be seen just nearby. During the 2010 census, the total population of the city was about 8,462 people. They had an estimated population density of 1,099.2/sq mile. The total area of the city is approximately 6.2 sq miles.
The Advanced Medical Group, Lenoir Medical Clinic, Lenoir City Health Care, Caris Healthcare, Physician’s Care, Peninsula-A Division of Parkwest Medical Center, Apex Medical Group, STD Test Express, Summit Medical Group, and Tennessee Foot & Ankle Clinic are examples of health care providers that are located in the area. photo attribution: westconn