Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Curriculum

This resource supports the teaching of specific education and training content that can be implemented by classroom instructors in the context of a particular career cluster.

Julia Carlo
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation
WSA 6 - SW Minnesota (Marshall, MN)
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Instructional Material
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This 130 hour/6 week curriculum designed for English language learners (ELL) is taken in conjunction with a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training program. Students meet with their ELL instructor to review vocabulary, summarize the current unit of instruction, and complete activities to prepare them for class with the CNA instructor. The curriculum includes 11 units: (1) Introduction; (2) Safe and Clean; (3) Communication; (4) Basic Needs; (5) Personal Care; (6) Activity and Exercise; (7) Foods and Fluids; (8) Elimination; (9) Vital Signs; (10) Special Procedure; and (11) Mental Health. The program makes use of computer software that assists in pronunciation of the vocabulary.

Benefits and Uses

The materials teach and reinforce communication and literacy skills and introduce entry level record keeping and patient care within the context of Health Science and specifically as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Resource Notice

This resource was reviewed and vetted through the Designing Instruction for Career Pathways initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education under Contract No. ED-CFO-10-A-0072/0001.