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Nursing Assistant and Advanced Nursing Assistant Programs

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Basic Nurse’s Aide Program
This 125-hour program will focus on the bare essentials that are necessary to sit for the State of Connecticut CNA certification exam. Full and part-time schedules allow students to finish their program in as little as 4 weeks. Graduates of this program will be able to find employment in long-term care facilities and will work under the supervision of a Licensed Practical Nurse or a Registered Nurse.

Advanced Nurse’s Aide Program
The advanced CNA program, referred to as the Patient Care Specialist program, provides instruction that will allow graduates to work in expanded functions. While the program will cover the 25 basic nursing assistant skills required to sit for the certification exam, students will also receive instruction in the areas of dementia and Alzheimer’s care, recreational therapy, home health care, physical therapy and anatomy and physiology. These additional subjects will provide a solid foundation for students looking to advance into the field of nursing.

Graduates of this program will be able to find employment in long-term care facilities, hospitals, private duty assignments, rehabilitative care facilities.

Day Schedule

Advanced CNA:
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Monday through Friday

8:00 am to 2:30 pm
Monday through Friday

Evening Schedule

5:00 pm to 10:15 pm
Monday through Thursday

5:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Monday through Thursday

Weekend Schedule

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Program Overview

Stone Academy’s Nurse's Aide course trains students in the required 25 traditional nursing aide skills and additional pertinent clinical competencies necessary to sit for the State of Connecticut CNA certification exam. The 125-hour program includes on- and off-site clinical training that introduces students to specialized healthcare and prepares them for employment in nursing homes, long-term care facilities, hospitals, home health, sub-acute rehabilitation, hospice and other health care facilities.

Prior to graduation, all students are given the opportunity to practice clinical skills in an active medical facility. Clinical rotations are required by the State of Connecticut prior to taking the CNA certification exam. The clinical experience allows students a hands-on opportunity to demonstrate their nursing aide skills that will be used going forward in their career.

Program schedules are flexible: Day, Evening, and Weekend classes are offered and programs run for 4-16 weeks.

"Stone Academy benefited me with..."

Stone Academy benefited me with small classes and extra help! But most importantly the teachers and staff are inspirational, passionate about their work and motivated to have students learn and succeed!

- Elaine M.

"It is an honor to be a graduate..."

It is an honor to be a graduate of Stone Academy. The faculty and staff were always supportive of my journey and helped me reach my goal of becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse to make a difference in the lives of those in need.

-Tiha F.

"I cannot thank you Stone Academy enough..."

I cannot thank you Stone Academy enough for the tremendous work that they have done in preparing me to be a nurse and acquiring a position as an LPN. I will forever be indebted to Stone Academy for the training and the continued support that everyone has given me.

- Claudette L.

"As a graduate of the PCS program..."

As a graduate of the PCS program, Stone Academy has trained me all that I needed to know about patient care. I am now a Certified Nurse’s Assistant, and I am filled with gratitude for all of the attention that Stone Academy has given me during my time as a student and graduate.

-Jahnay D.

"My time at Stone has been challenging but rewarding.

My time at Stone has been challenging but rewarding. There was always someone to encourage you and help you to stay on the path to success. Stone has helped me to achieve my goal as an LPN to be better able to make a more meaningful contribution to those I serve. Thank you to teachers and staff at Stone Academy I would not be here without you. God bless you all.

-Audry M., PN Graduate

"My time at Stone Academy was a great experience."

My time at Stone Academy was a great experience. All the teachers were very helpful and taught me a lot about the medical field. I am very glad that I chose Stone Academy.

-Anisa, MA Graduate

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