CNA Admission Requirement

CNA Admission Requirement

Prerequisites

1.High School Diploma/GED or a minimum of 8 credit hours from an accredited U.S. College or University
2. Drug Testing: Students are required to undergo a 10-panel drug screen prior to the start of class. This drug screen is mandatory and the $40 fee is the student’s responsibility. Students must undergo drug testing throught Verve College’s authorized vendor (www.certifiedbackground.com or 1-888-723-4263 x7142).
3. Student must submit health requirements to Verve College Office before the start of class, regardless of registration date.Students who do not have Health Clearance will not be permitted to go to the clinicals. Below are the health requirements needed before a student will be allowed to attend clinical sections of the program:

A. Complete physical exam, signed by health care provider. Physicals are required annually and must not expire during the period of enrollment.
B. Immunization Records must include but are not limited to the following:

  • Measles (Rubella)
  • Mumps
  • German Measles (Rubella)
  • Chicken Pox (Varicella)
  • Tetanus

Students which do not have appropriate immunization records must obtain required immunizations prior to the start of the class.
C. Hepatitis B – Immunization is required

  • Either dates of series immunization
  • Positive titer – titer is recommended one to two months after receiving the complete series.

D. TB Testing – A two step Mantoux per Illinois Department of Public Health

  • Must be given and documented by health care provider
  • First test is to be “read” and documented on between 48 hours to 7 days after the test was initiated.
  • Second test is to be done 7-21 days after first and should be “read” 48 to 72 hours after the second test was administered.
  • If TB skin test is positive, or is known to be positive by the student, a chest x-ray will need to be done and referred to health care provider.

The above must be completed before the student will be allowed to attend clinical section of the program. Student will be held to the missed clinical policy.
It is the responsibility of the student to bring all health related information as stated above to the Verve College campus before the start of class.
4. Student must have a BACKGROUND CHECK performed. These checks are performed through SIUC and are included in the cost of the tuition.

5. Social Security Card

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Hours:80 hours Theory + 40 Clinical + 5 BLS