International Certified
Nursing Assistant Course

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More About Our Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Course

A CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) possesses a magnificent range of skills and knowledge. Once you have successfully completed our fully accredited internationally recognised CNA(Certified Nursing Assistant) course, not only will you be fully qualified with highly sought after skills in a thriving and growing industry but you may also be added to our UK Placement Programme free of charge. Qualified CNAs earn significantly more than caregivers. For this reason, the CNA programme is very desirable and highly recommended. This is the most comprehensive course that we offer and the favourite package of ambitious students like yourself! Start your lucrative nursing career today!

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It does not matter where in the course you begin. There is not necessarily a beginning or an end. All the units and modules are taught on a rotating timetable, meaning that no matter where and when you begin, you will cover all the content.

Certified Nursing Assistant Curriculum

Course Fee: R50,000

  • The course fee is R50,000.
  • The initial deposit fee is R10,000.
  • This means that you have the option to pay in 5 instalments of R10,000 per month.
  • The course fee must be paid in full before taking the exam and receiving the final certificate. If you complete the course in less than 5 months, all payments must be complete before you can take the final exams and earn your final certificate.
  • You may also pay by cash or card at the college. If you pay the full amount of R50,000 upfront in cash, then you earn a 10% discount! This means that you only pay R45,000.

Course Duration: 3-5 Months

  • Module 1 : Introduction to Nurse Assistant

    • The CNA/Nurse Relationship
    • Professionalism & Work Ethic

    Module 2 : Patient Rights

    • Maintaining Confidentiality
    • Patient Bill of Rights
    • Understanding & Supporting Advance Directives

    Module 3 :  Communication/Interpersonal Skills

    • Being Assertive
    • Special Communication Needs
    • Dealing with Family Members
    • Conflict in the Workplace
    • Customer Service in Healthcare
    • Being a Preceptor

    Module 4 – Prevention and Management of Catastrophe and Unusual Occurrences

    • Disaster Planning
    • Fire Prevention & Safety

    Module 5 : Safety

    • Taking Care of Your Back
    • Mechanical Lift Use & Safety
    • All about OSHA
    • Preventing Medical Errors
    • Understanding Medical Machines
    • Preventing Employee Falls

    Module 6 : Medical and Surgical Asepsis

    • Standard Precautions
    • Handling Biomedical Waste 

    Module 7 : Weights and Measures

    • Understanding Weights and Measures 

    Module 8 : Patient Care Skills

    • Common Cardiac Conditions
    • Common Respiratory Conditions
    • Common GI Disorders
    • Client-Centered Care
    • Helping Clients with Mobility
    • Understanding Pain Management
    • Perineal & Catheter Care
    • Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Understanding Dementia

    Module 9 : Patient Care Procedures

    • Helping with Activities of Daily Living
    • Bathing Tips
    • Performing Mouth Care
    • Dressing & Grooming Tips
    • Understanding Ostomies and Ostomy Care

    Module 10 : Vital Signs


    • A Vital Signs Update
    • Understanding Hypertension
    • An Overview of the Human Body

    Module 11 : Nutrition

    • Basic Nutrition & Hydration
    • Feeding Your Clients
    • Fluid & Electrolytes Made Easy

    Module 12 : Emergency Procedures


    • Basic First Aid
    • A CPR Update

    Module 13 : Long-Term Care Resident

    • Helping New Clients Adjust
    • Emotional Losses in the Elderly
    • Handling Complaints
    • Adult Failure to Thrive
    • Using Technology with Seniors
    • Reducing & Preventing Readmissions to the Hospital
    • Intimacy in the Elderly
    • Maintaining Your Client’s Dignity
    • Understanding Restraints & Alternatives
    • Caring for Bedbound Clients
    • Understanding Common Medications

    Module 14 : Rehabilitative Nursing

    • Understanding Restorative Care
    • Caring for Clients After Orthopedic Surgery
    • What You Should Know about Surgery

    Module 15 : Observation and Charting

    • Recognizing & Reporting Abnormal Observations
    • Reporting & Documenting Client Care
    • The Care Planning Process
    • Enhancing Attention to Detail
    • Medical Terminology


    Module 16 : Death and Dying

    • Talking about Death
    • End-of-life Care
    • Understanding Pastoral Care


    Module 17 : Patient/Resident Abuse

    • Understanding Abuse
    • Understanding Neglect
    • Understanding Domestic Violence
    • Understanding Substance Abuse
    • Understanding Suicide

    Module 18 : Infection Control

    • Understanding C-Diff
    • Understanding Drug Resistant Bacteria
    • An Infection Control Update
    • Understanding MRSA
    • Handwashing
  • Practical Learning for the CNA Course

    • The care plan and the CNA
    • Handwashing
    • Barrier rules
    • Measure and record pulse
    • Normal ranges of vital signs
    • Measure and record respiration’s
    • Blood pressure
    • Vitals
    • Measure and record a resident’s weight
    • Provide hand and nail care to the resident
    • Provide foot care to the resident
    • Give the resident a partial bedbath
    • Making an occupied bed
    • Change position to supported side-lying
    • Perform mouth care for a patient with teeth
    • Provide denture care
    • Dress resident with a weak arm
    • Feed resident in a chair
    • Ambulating resident with a gait belt
    • Transfer patient from bed to wheelchair
    • Perform passive range of motion to the shoulder
    • Perform passive range of motion to elbow and wrist
    • Perform passive range of motion to hip, knee and ankle
    • Assisting patient with a bedpan
    • Provide peri care to the incontinent patient
    • Provide catheter care
    • Measure and record the urinary drainage bag that has been emptied
    • Using a gait belt to transfer patients
    • Gloves with donning and doffing
    • Linen rules
    • Washing rules
    • Bed position
  • This package is an alternative to the caregiving +UK programme.  If you select the CNA course, then you will still reap the same benefits as those of the caregiving +UK programme, including assistance with the process of finding employment abroad, while also boasting a more advanced qualification, i.e. Certified Nursing Assistant qualification.

    This programme includes:

    • The main certification + 75 theory certificates (internationally certified and accredited)
    • The care plan and the CNA
    • Practical hands-on training
    • International licence to practise caregiving/assistant nursing
    • Assistance with local placement
    • Letter of recommendation and transcript of records once the course has been completed and all the assessments passed successfully
    • Assistance with the process of finding employment abroad
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