KIND Health and Leadership Academy is a CNA training school like no other. Outside of the state required curriculum, we offer leadership development and financial literacy courses that are also a part of the program curriculum. We believe that it is essential for CNA's who are entering the workforce to understand how to lead, how to manage work loads and how to communicate effectively. All of which are covered at KIND Academy.
The classes cover a broad range of topics, ranging from how to bathe a patient, to positioning a patient properly. You will learn about abuse and neglect, how to feed and dress a patient, proper body mechanics for lifting and turning patients. Also, topics such as recognizing depression, dealing with dementia, infection control issues, and catheter care. There is much to learn, and the classroom time is 60 hours that is partly theory training and part hands on skills training. The clinical aspect is 40 hours and that is where you will be working during shifts at a clinical site and mastering all the skills you were taught during your theory and skills training.
At the end of clinical class, students who attain a passing grade will then be awarded the certificate of completion from KIND Health and Leadership Academy, and then be allowed to sign up for the state exam to become licensed Certified Nurses Aides. The test will be administered to determine competency. This test consists of two parts, written and clinical. The written test is made up of basic care giving questions, all of which will be covered during class hours. The clinical test consists of performing five random nursing duties while a state examiner oversees your procedure. The duties you may be asked to perform can be anything from giving a bedpan to weighing a patient.
Our Mission here at KIND Health and Leadership Academy is to provide an experience that properly prepares our students to enter the workforce ready for the realities of our healthcare situation today.
All applicants must be at least 16 years of age with valid proof of identification. Students under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian signature to proceed with enrollment. Applicants must be able to speak, read, and understand English. A physical form will be supplied by KIND Academy. and must be filled out proving a physical examination has been performed within the last year and also a negative PPD result within the last 3 months. If PPD results are positive, a chest x-ray must be done to prove a true negative result. Students will not be allowed to begin class without a completed Physical and PPD form.
GUARANTEED JOB PLACEMENT
Here at KIND Academy we not only offer tuition reimbursement with KIND Staffing Group, but we offer guaranteed job placement upon successful completion of the state exam with a passing score.
"Here at KIND Health and Leadership Academy our desire is to see students move on after graduating and becoming successful CNA's. We put a massive emphasis on developing high character human beings who understand how important their roles are in caring for the elderly and patients in this field. Learning how to effectively communicate and work hard is essential in the success of our program and the future of our students. We focus on affirmation leadership and teaching financial literacy to help our students understand finance on a more intimate and intentional level. We can only hope that our students walk away with a life changing experience that will impact them forever."