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Nurse Assistant (CNA)

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Location: JATC-North
9301 South Wights Fort Road
West Jordan, UT 84088
 
Instructor
Julie Huffman RN
 
 
Program Description
This semester-long program is available to juniors and seniors. It will provide an introduction to the health care field and the role of a nursing assistant. Students will learn the skills needed to work as a nursing assistant and will prepare to become certified through the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry. This class is an excellent introduction to any career in the health care field. A CNA certificate is also a required prerequisite for most nursing programs in the state of Utah.
 
 
Program Expectations
Students are expected to have excellent attendance. They will complete a 100 hour clinical externship in a nursing home that will require a commitment of 6 hours a week, either after school or on Saturdays. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to their externship site. Textbooks are college level reading. All students will be required to provide immunization records and pass random drug testing in order to remain in the program.
 
 
About the Instructor
julie

Julie Huffman earned her nursing degree right out of high school and then spent the next 15 years working with patients in a variety of hospital settings. On a whim she took a clinical instructor position with the Nurse Assisting program and was delighted to discover she not only loves teaching, she also loves her students. Four years later she moved into the classroom instructor position, where she has been since 2006. When she isn’t spending time in the classroom she enjoys hiking, reading anything that is mysterious and bloodthirsty, and riding roller coasters.