Post-Acute Care Certified Nursing Assistant (PAC-CNA) Course
The Post-Acute Care Certified Nursing Assistant (PAC-CNA) course is the only foundational program you will need to be successful in your role as a CNA at the post-acute care setting. The PAC-CNA program is made up of a robust curriculum which includes a full spectrum of training in clinical areas and provides practical examples within each module. Additionally, you will be provided tools and resources to promote efficiency and provide quality outcomes for your residents. Our program has been peer reviewed and endorsed by Nursing Directors/Nurse Leaders, Registered Nurses,State Surveyors, and Certified Nursing Assistants as the premier program for CNA’s working in the Post-Acute Care setting.
Advantages of the PAC-CNA Course
We have developed the PAC-CNA curriculum with robust, evidence-based materials which are extensively reviewed by leading industry experts to ensure that appropriate knowledge and competencies are acquired. Upon completion, the student is adequately prepared to take the PAC-CNA certification exam.
In addition, the course offers the following:
- Enhances professional credibility
- Extends knowledge and skills
- Serves as a proof of ability
- Enriches self-image and reputation with peers
- Improves career opportunities
- Increases earning potential
- Opportunity for continuing education hours for license renewal and competency requirements.
The course can be taken either by enrollment in instructor-led classes or self-study using written, audio and video materials segregated into course modules. Either option is specially designed to meet the needs of adult learners and busy working professionals.
This training is intended for the following roles:
- All Certified Nursing Assistant (CNAs) including new graduates and seasoned CNAs returning to nursing practice after a long leave of absence.
- CNAs who desire a career in the Post-Acute care environment are highly encouraged to take this course.
- CNAs working in the following areas:
- Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)
- Long Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACH)
- Assisted Living Facilities (ALF)
- Home Care and Hospice
- Introduction to Post-Acute Care
- The Role of the Nursing Assistant in Post-Acute Care
- Accident and Incident Reporting Best Practices-Role of the CNA
- Documentation Essentials-Why it’s important
- Fall Prevention and Management
- Infection Prevention and Control
- Corporate Compliance
- Pressure Injury reporting
- Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement
- Body Mechanics
- Customer Service
- Direct Care Training
- Review of Rop 1-3
- The role of the nurse aide during survey
Course Eligibility Requirement
An active and unencumbered CNA license within a state or territory of the United States of America.
Continuing Education Units
There is opportunity for 15 Nursing Contact Hours (approved by the American Nurses credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) once all requirements are met. Among the requirement are completion of the course curriculum, and completion of the course evaluation.
- Complete the PAC-CNA Course (optional)
- An active and unencumbered CNA license within a state or territory of the United States.
- Register and take the competency-based PAC-CNA certification examination
- Obtain a passing grade of 80 percent or better on the PAC-CNA examination
- The initial certification is valid two years after the date of passing the examination and meeting all requirements of the certification.
- Certifications are renewable every 2 years