BECOME A CNA WITH HOME INSTEAD

If you have ever considered becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant, Home Instead wants to help you!  This year, we are proud to announce that we will be offering our own courses for CAREGivers at our North Kingstown Training Center.  

Details

Home Instead now officially has our state licensing to begin our fully accredited CNA program!  This is an 8-week course including 6 weeks of classroom training and 2 weeks of clinical training.  The application process is currently open to Home Instead CAREGivers only. 

Prerequisites

In order to join a class, you must complete certain requirements as a CAREGiver.  An applicant should:

  • Complete a minimum of 100 hours worked as a CAREGiver

  • Be in good standing

  • Have a complete and up-to-date personnel file (No expired auto insurance, driver's license, etc.)

  • Meet with office staff for a CNA school information session (Call the office for upcoming sessions or to schedule a 1-on-1 meeting)

Documentation Needed

Becoming a CNA requires certain physical abilities as well as medical and immunization records to be completed.  It is important to read through the CNA Job Description to be sure that you are able to meet the minimum requirements for the position.

The following forms are REQUIRED to begin classes:

  • Required Immunizations document signed and dated by your Healthcare Provider and accompanying shot records MUST include:

    • Tdap (within last 10 years)

    • MMR (2 shots) or Titer

    • Varicella (2 shots) or Titer

    • TB Skin Test Negative (within 1 year)

    • Proof of current year Influenza Vaccine OR completed Declination Form

    • Proof of Hepatitis B (3 shot series) OR completed Declination Form

  • Current Healthcare Physical document signed and dated by your Healthcare Provider (no older than 1 year) showing student free of all communicable diseases and no restrictions to perform skills as a CNA

  • Home Instead initiated Criminal History/Background Check (including fingerprints)

SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT:

Home Instead provided scrub top, black or khaki scrub bottoms, comfortable closed-toe sneakers

*All forms must be directly from Home Instead Senior Care.  You can download any forms needed below.

I'm interested... where do I begin?

The first step is to read through the CNA Job Description and be sure that you meet all requirements for attending the school.  You can call the office to find out dates and times of upcoming info sessions.  We require all applicants to attend an info session so that we can explain our expectations as well as answer any questions you may have prior to applying.  You will then need to:

  • Complete an essay telling us why you want to become a Certified Nursing Assistant

  • Score at least 75% on the pre-test

More information on the essay and pre-test will be given during the info session.

Home Instead Senior Care

NK: 7291 Post Rd. North Kingstown, RI 02852

T: 401-667-2923 | F: 401-667-2928

Warwick: 100 Jefferson Blvd. Suite 310 Warwick, RI 02888

T: 401-214-2470

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