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Nursing assistant training Jonesboro GA

​Nurse Assistant Training

In the greater Atlanta and Jonesboro area, as well as the rest of the country, Certified Nurse Assistants are in high demand. If you enjoy caring for others, Family Bridge Healthcare can train you for a rewarding job that you'll love. Being a CNA is a challenging career in which you will make a real difference in the lives of others. If you've always wanted a career in health care, consider becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant. 

Certified Nursings Assistants are a crucial component of quality health care. You'll gain knowledge and skills that will always be in demand and appreciated. The Family Bridge Healthcare CNA program was created with input from educators and established care industry professionals. Let us help you to become a certified nurse assistant and begin your career in health care.

Our Nursing Assistant program is certified by the State of Georgia's Department of Community Health. You will gain actual clinical experience through Westbury Nursing Home and Laurel Park Rehabilitation.

Family Bridge Healthcare's CNA classes are designed to meet or exceed state standards. As you progress through the program, just a few of the things you'll learn include:​​

As a student nurse aide you can only perform those tasks for which you have been trained and found proficient by the instructor. When you become certified you may perform those tasks that are identified in the State guidelines and Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA) legislation Nurse Aide Training Curriculum such as: At least a total of 16 hours of training in the following six areas prior to any direct contact with a resident:

Mental Health and Social Service Needs as follows: 

  • Modifying aide’s behavior in response to resident’s behavior including depression

  • Awareness of development tasks associated with the aging process

  • How to respond to resident behavior including depression

  • Allowing residents to make personal choices, providing and reinforcing other behavior consistent with the resident’s dignity

  • Utilizing resident’s family as a source of emotional suppor

  • Emotional and mental health needs of the residents

  • Spiritual and cultural needs of the residents 


Care of Cognitively Impaired Residents as follows: 

  • Techniques for addressing the unique needs and behaviors of individuals with dementia (Alzheimer’s and others)

  • Communicating with cognitively impaired residents

  • Understanding the behavior of cognitively impaired residents

  • Appropriate responses to the behavior of cognitively impaired residents

  • Methods of reducing the effects of cognitive impairments

  • Spiritual and cultural health 


Basic Restorative Services – The nurse aide should be able to demonstrate skills which incorporate principles of restorative nursing, including but not limited to: 

  • Training the resident in self-care according to the resident’s abilities

  • Ambulation with/without a gait belt

  • The use of assistive devices in transferring, ambulation, eating and dressing

  • Maintenance of range of motion

  • Proper turning and positioning in bed and chair

  • Bowel and bladder training

  • Care and use of prosthetic/orthotic devices and eyeglasses 

Residents Rights – The nurse aide should be able to demonstrate behavior which maintains residents’ right, including but not limited to: 

  • Providing privacy and maintenance of confidentiality

  • Promoting the residents’ right to make personal choices to accommodate their needs

  • Giving assistance in resolving grievances and disputes (to include the role of the ombudsman)

  • Providing needed assistance in getting to and participating in resident and family groups and other activities

  • Maintaining care and security of resident’s personal possessions

  • Providing care which maintains the resident free from abuse, mistreatment and neglect and reporting any instances of such treatment to appropriate facility staff

  • Avoiding the need for restraints in accordance with current professional standard 

Reference: Federal Register/Vol.56, No. 187, Subpart D, Sec. 483.152, (b), (1-7). State of Georgia Nurse Aide Training Manual

  • Communication and interpersonal skills (to include stress management)

  • Infection control

  • Safety/emergency/FBAO/Body Mechanics

  • Promoting residents’ independence

  • Respecting residents’ rights

  • Legal/ethical behavior and scope of practice


Basic Nursing Skills as follows:

  • Taking/recording vital signs and vital signs parameters

  • Measuring and recording height and weight

  • Caring for the residents’ environment

  • Recognizing abnormal changes in body function and the importance of reporting such changes to a supervisor. Some examples of abnormal changes are:

  • Shortness of breath

  • Rapid respiration

  • Fever

  • Coughs

  • Chills

  • Pains in chest

  • Blue color to lips

  • Pain in abdomen

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Drowsiness

  • Excessive thirst

  • Sweating

  • Pus

  • Blood or sediment in urine

  • Difficulty urinating

  • Frequent urination in small amounts

  • Pain or burning on urination

  • Urine has dark color or strong odor

  • Behavioral change

  • Talks or communicates less

  • Physical appearance/mental health changes

  • Participated less in activities or refused to attend

  • Eating less

  • Drinking less

  • Weight change

  • Appears tired, weak, confused or drowsy

  • Change in skin color or condition

  • Requires more assistance with dressing, toileting, transfers

  • Recognizing and reporting paint to supervisor and

  • Caring for a resident when death is imminent and post mortem care


Personal Care Skills, including but not limited to, the following:

  • Bathing (to include observation for pressure ulcers)Grooming, including mouth care

  • Dressing

  • Toileting

  • Assisting with eating and hydration

  • Proper feeding techniques

  • Skin-care including observation for pressure ulcers and skin tears

  • Transfers, positioning and turning (to include observation for pressure ulcers) 

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