Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)?
The main role of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is to provide direct, hands-on care to patients. They assist patients with activities of daily living (ADL’s) such as bathing, dressing, serving meals, feeding, changing bed linens, restocking of supplies, mobility assistance, turning and repositioning, lifting, obtaining and documentating vital signs, etc… It is important for a person who wants to become a CNA to understand the importance of providing compassionate, quality care and they must enjoy helping others. These are qualities that bring enjoyment and fulfillment as a CNA. CNA’s work under the supervison of a licensed personnel such as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse. A Certified Nursing Assistant is the backbone of healthcare!
Is FHTC an approved CNA Training Program?
Yes, FHTC is approved by the Indiana State Department of Health to operate a Certified Nurse Aide program. Approval was granted in September 2019.
What are the requirements of becoming a CNA?
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Must pass a Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen
- Must have a negative PPD or Chest X-Ray
- High School Diploma or GED recommended, but NOT required
- Pass a basic math and reading comprehension exam
- Completed student application
- Valid State Government Issued photo ID and Social Security Card
Is there a pre-entrance exam to take?
Yes, each student will need to complete and pass a basic math and reading comprehension exam with an 80% or higher.
Where can CNA's work at?
CNA’s can work in various healthcare settings such as hospitals, long term care facilities, home health care, residential settings, long term acute care hospitals, hospice care, etc…
How old do I have to be to take the CNA course?
FHTC requires an individual to be at least 18 years of age or older.
Do I need a high school diploma or GED to start the course?
You are not required to have a high school diploma or GED, but it is recommended as some employers may require it.
Are you guaranteed a job after completion of the course?
FHTC does not guarantee job placement because it is your responsibility to pass all requirements of the training program. There will be opportunities for you to apply to open positions at the nursing facilities where you complete your clinicals at. In addition, job openings throughout the city will be posted on our Social Media sites.
Do you offer financial aid?
FHTC does not offer financial aid. We do offer payment plans and we are an approved training provider for WorkOne.
How long is the course?
Our course can be completed in 14 days over a 5 week period.
When do I take the state exam and how much does it cost?
Once a student has completed the course and a Certificate of Completion has been issued, FHTC will submit your application to test along with the $75 fee which is included in your tuition.