If you find yourself wanting to do good in your community and you’re interested in the medical field, consider becoming a Nursing Assistant. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are vital to the healthcare industry, taking care of the basic needs of the patient (brushing teeth, lifting, bathing, feeding, and general care). While often it is a thankless task overlooked by many. CNAs strengthen the environment they are in, often working in care centers, home health agencies, and hospitals. Becoming a CNA is the first step into the medical field and a prerequisite when applying to nursing programs. Whether you are looking to advance into the nursing field or you simply want to care for others, a Certified Nursing Assistant is a valuable and rewarding career path!
This program is exclusively for high school students.
Caring for and interacting with the elderly population.
Essential nursing skills for obtaining vital signs and assisting residents with activities of daily living.
Basic introduction to the body systems and how they work.
Students will go over proper communication will be used with residents you’re taking care of, as well as other members of the healthcare team.
An introduction to becoming part of the healthcare team and the important roles and responsibilities a CNA has on this team.
Learn all of the required skills & knowledge outlined by the state of Utah to be prepared to eventually test to become a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Prefer starting their nursing career with hands-on practical experience instead of learning it from a textbook.
Are eager to learn introductory medical skills such as taking vitals, basic body system functions, how to communicate with patients, and more!
Are deeply interested in a career centered around the human body and helping individuals.
They find pleasure in getting to know patients while administering to their basic medical needs.
Their job plays a vital role in assisting their fellow medical professionals who provide treatment.
It provides them with a starting point that enables them to branch out into a more in-depth or specialized medical career.
When you arrive on campus, you will be greeted by one of our experienced and friendly Dixie Tech recruiters. They will guide you through our state-of-the-art college and answer any and every question you may have! Feel free to bring friends and family along for the tour, the more the merrier!
Can’t make it for a tour? Not a problem! You are more than welcome to have a family member or friend take a tour and gather information for you.
Do you already know what program you’re interested in? Then this is the tour for you! See all of the buildings, classrooms, and labs related to your program of interest!
Not sure what program you’re interested in? No worries! This tour will take you through the buildings, classrooms, and programs related to your area of interest.
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Kristin Davis earned her Bachelors of Nursing degree from Eastern Kentucky University and started her nursing career in the trauma department at the University of Kentucky hospital. She began her teaching career at Bluegrass Community & Technical College in the Nursing Assistant program. Kristin joined the faculty at Dixie Tech in 2019 as the lead instructor of the Nursing Assistant program. “ I enjoy teaching and sharing all the things I learned working at the bedside to enable new NA’s to thrive when they join the workforce. I tell my students that a healthcare education is a marathon and not a sprint, they can continue to learn as long as they desire to.”
Interested in learning more about this program? Our Academic Advisors are here for you and can answer whatever questions you may have.