The Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA) mandates that all nurse aides working in long-term care facilities must be evaluated to determine competency.
The CNA Certification course provides the student with the necessary skills to seek employment in long-term care facilities as Certified Nursing Assistants. Emphasis is on basic principles of nursing, development and application of nursing skills in long-term care facilities.
The CNA Certification class is a 100 hour course; 41 hours of self-paced online learning and 59 hours of hands-on instruction (including both in-class and clinicals).
The Nursing Assistant competency exam is broken into two parts, a written portion, and a skills demonstration portion. Applicants may retake either portion three times. If either portion is failed three times, the student must repeat the entire training. Examinations are given at a variety of locations and times throughout the state.
For General information about CNA registration within the state of Utah, including test tips and schedules, go to the UNAR web site at: www.utahcna.com
At the end of your training and after you have passed our final test, your information will be entered into the UNAR database, and then UNAR will email you instructions on how to pay and test.
Becoming a Certified Nurse Aide is your first step towards becoming a Nurse. Most colleges require a CNA certification prior to acceptance into their Nursing programs. Use your certification as a stepping stone to other health careers!