Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified nursing assistant (CNA), also known as patient care assistant (PCA), Nursing Assistant (NA), State Tested Nurse Aid (STNA), and home health aides, work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). A CNA provides assistance to patients with daily living tasks.

What Does A CNA Do?

A Certified Nursing Assistant works closely with patients and is responsible for basic care services such as bathing, grooming, feeding patients, assisting nurses with medical equipment, and checking patient vital signs. A CNA provides patients with important social and emotional support and also provide vital information on patient conditions to nurses.

Certified Nursing Assistants typically work in various settings such as: active adult communities, retirement/independent communities, personal care home, home care providers, day care etc., and perform everyday living tasks for the elderly, chronically sick, or rehabilitation patients who cannot care for themselves

This program introduces students to basic nursing skills. The students will learn and demonstrate these skills, which include:

  • CPR/ 1st Aid/ AED
  • Total Patient Care
  • Taking Vital Signs
  • Communication with Patients & Family Members
  • Residents Rights
  • Infection Control & Safety Measures

Classroom instruction in a certified nursing assistant program generally includes: basic nursing skills, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and infection control. Students also gain plenty of hands-on experience during clinical activities.

Classes are 4 weeks – 8 weeks long. Weekday, weeknights, and weekend classes are available, so you can complete you certified nursing assistant training in a very short period of time.

A Certified Nursing Assistant job is a great entry point for the healthcare industry. You will be deeply involved in patient-care, making sure that sick and injured patients have their basic needs met, You can be employed at any Hospital, Adult care center, nursing home, etc.


The mission of FAKS Allied Health is to design programs that prepare students to functions safely and efficiently and be ready for entry-level positions in their respective fields.

We are committed to excellence in education and take pride in our educational mission and our ability to respond to the educational needs of a changing community and its institutions in the healthcare field.

FAKS Allied Health Education Center was established in October 2001. The school initially offered Certified Nursing Assistant Certification (CNA) with the approval of the Georgia Medical Care Foundation. Since then, the school has enrolled, graduated, and placed 1100 plus students in jobs with local health care facilities. Recently, school officials applied and received authorization to offer several other programs.