Healthcare Assistant

Director: Melissa Temple, PhD, MSN, RN

Advisor: Tangela Edwards, RN

The Nursing Assistant program prepares the individual to provide direct basic nursing care to clients/residents/patients in prescribed settings under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Inclusive in the nursing assistant title are: Homemaker, Home Health Aide, and Nursing Assistant. Graduates of the one-semester program will be awarded a completion certificate and may apply for certification by taking and passing the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) Examination. A minimum grade of 75 percent is required in each course. Students who do not maintain this grade in each course are dismissed from the program.

Program Costs

Tuition and Fees*: $ 1,240.00 (1)
Room and Board*:     1,835.00 (1)
Books:       200.00
Uniforms/Shoes:       100.00
Accessories/Supplies:        150.00
Written & Skills Test:        100.00
Immunizations:         50.00
CPR:          45.00

*Fee charged per semester

Career Information

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be qualified for, but not limited to, the following careers:

Gainful Employment

Graduate Information

Year Completed Placed
2011-12 100% 67%
2012-13 96% 78%
2013-14 96% 92%
2014-15 100% 92%
2015-16 100% 100%