Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

October 19, 2020

A certified nurse aide (CNA) is an individual who works primarily in long term care facilities or nursing homes. The CNA assists residents with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, or eating. A CNA works under the direct supervision of licensed practical nurse or registered nurse and can perform only procedures that are within the scope of practice for a CNA. All training programs are approved based on compliance with federal regulations, state rules and administrative standards. In addition, all programs are expected to utilize the Indiana Nurse Aide Curriculum that establishes the minimum course standards. The nurse aide training program must consist of a minimum of 30 hours of traditional classroom or on-line equivalent instruction and 75 hours of clinical instruction. Each lesson provides objectives, terms, content, resident care procedures (RCPs) and review questions.