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Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide

The Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide (NA/HHA) program is a twenty-five (25) credit hour program. A combination of classroom theory, lab, and supervised clinical experiences is offered during the program and is taught on the campus and at local healthcare facilities. The NA/HHA program prepares the student to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Exam (NNAAP) administered by Pearson VUE in conjunction with NACES Plus Foundation, Inc.

Educational Options

  • Short Term Certificate —Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide (CNA)
  • After completion of the program, a student is eligible to take the NNAAP certification examination. A student who demonstrates competency on the exam is placed on the Alabama Nurse Aide Registry maintained by the Alabama Department of Public Health.

What can I earn?

The national average for annual earnings is $25,100 and the hourly earnings is $12.07. The top 10% annual earnings is $36,200 and the hourly earnings is $17.39.

Your future

Employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Because of the growing elderly population, many nursing assistants, home health aides, and orderlies will be needed to assist and care for these patients.

 

Program Information

Nursing Assistant Program Information