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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Learning Outcomes 

  • Perform essential nursing skills such as taking vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and respiration), measuring and recording intake and output, and assisting with mobility.

  • Assist patients with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, and oral care.

  • Effectively communicate with patients, their families, and the healthcare team.

  • Recognize signs of cognitive and mental health issues and provide appropriate support.

  • Monitor and report changes in patient appetite and hydration status.

  • Provide compassionate care to patients at the end of life and support their families.

  • Safely assist patients with mobility, transfers, and positioning, and use mobility aids when necessary.

  • Respect and uphold patient rights and ethical principles in healthcare.


Job Market 

  • Long-Term Care Facilities: Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and rehabilitation centers are major employers of CNAs.

  • Home Healthcare: Many individuals prefer to receive care in their own homes, and CNAs are often employed by home healthcare agencies to provide in-home support.

  • Hospitals: CNAs work in various hospital departments, including medical-surgical, intensive care, and maternity units. They assist with patient care, which can range from basic activities to more specialized tasks.

  • Mental Health and Rehabilitation Centers: CNAs may find employment in mental health facilities and rehabilitation centers, where they assist individuals with psychiatric or substance use disorders or those recovering from injuries or surgeries.

  • Flexibility: The CNA profession often provides flexibility in terms of work settings and shifts. CNAs can choose to work full-time, part-time, or even on a per-diem basis.

  • Steady Demand: The healthcare industry's need for CNAs remains relatively consistent, as people continue to require care and support, regardless of economic conditions.

Entry Criteria 

Gender: Male and Female

Applicant must meet one of the following:

Matric:   45% (Physics, Chemistry, and biology as compulsory subjects)  or Arts 50%  or FA 50%

HSSC :   Pre-medical 45%  (Physics, Chemistry, and biology as compulsory subjects)

Fee Structure 

Course Name:
Certified Nursing Assistant
2 years 
Admissions Fee:
Rs 50000
Semester Fee
Rs 48000
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