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Shelton State Community College CNA Program

Shelton State Community College CNA Program – Tuscaloosa
Nursing Assistant / Home Health Aide Certificate Program

9500 Old Greensboro Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405-8522
(205) 391-2214

Nursing Assistant / Home Health Aide Certificate Program

The NA/HHA program is a thirteen (13) credit hour program. The NA/HHA Program prepares the student to sit for the National Nurse Aide Certification Exam (NNAAP) administered by the Pearson VUE. After completion of the program a student is eligible to take the Nurse Aide Certification Exam.

Students who demonstrate competency on the exam are placed on the Alabama Nurse Aide Registry. Successful completion of the program will qualify the student for employment as a Home Health Aide. Courses include classroom, lab and clinical experiences at local health care facilities. Classes begin each semester.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NA/HHA PROGRAM

1. Completed application for admission to Shelton State Community College (if you have attended Shelton State previously, you do not have to complete the application again).




2. Completed application for admission to the NA/HHA Program.
3. A copy of an official high school transcript (send a transcript to Office of SSCC Admission Office, 9500 Old Greensboro, Rd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35405) or GED.
4. A cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale on all previous college (if application).
5. Eligibility to enroll in COM 100 as measured by COMPASS Testing. Placement testing can be scheduled through the Counseling Office (391-2232).
6. Students may be required to take a WorkKeys assessment prior to admission to the program.

Graduation

To participate in SSCC graduation and/or receive a certificate from SSCC Nuring Assistant/Home Health Aide Program, students must complete all of the required nursing assistant courses.

INFORMATION ABOUT CERTIFICATION

The Alabama department of Health has contracted with Pearson VUE to develop score and report the results of the Competency exam required for certification and placement in the Alabama Nurse Aide Registry. NACES Plus Foundation, Inc. Works with Pearson VUE to schedule and administer the examination. To be eligible, candidates must have completed a nurse aide training course approved by the Alabama Department of Health’s Division of Provider Services within the last twenty-four months. Individuals who demonstrate competency on the exam are placed on the Nurse Aide Registry maintained by the Alabama Department of Public Health (334) 206-5169. To maintain certification a nurse aide must work at least eight (8) hours in twenty-four (24 ) months. If not the nurse aide must retrain and retest.


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