FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
What is required for acceptance into the CNA training program?
Anyone over the age of 16 may take the CNA training course. Open to the public, all students are required to have a valid driver’s license, social security card and subject to background check. All students accepted into the class must complete and pass drug-screening tests.
Orientation occurs twice each month, at 2pm. All students must attend an orientation prior to attending class. However, please know that attending orientation does not obligate you or assure you a position.
How long does the training/certification take?
The required length of the entire course is 110 clinical hours over 21 days. The class continues for four weeks, Monday – Friday. During clinical, day class is from 9am – 3pm, and evening class runs from 4pm- 10pm to accommodate schedules.
At what location do the classes take place?
Currently, all classes are held at the PrimeCare Center, which is located at 316 West 10th Street, Rome, Georgia, 30165. (Clinical training is held at local nursing facilities.)
When I complete the course, will I be certified?
When you have completed the class and passed the state test, which is administered by a state instructor, you will be a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). You will also be qualified and certified in CPR & First-Aid.
What is the cost of the training course?
The total fee for the PrimeCare CNA class is $725. A non-refundable deposit of $250. reserves your placement, and payments may be arranged on the remainder. Without exception, all monies due must be paid in full by the 16th day of class. A minimum of 4 and maximum of 14 students are admitted per class.
You’ll be pleased to know…
PrimeCare Nursing Services provides quality one-on-one care for clients who require assistance in the home, hospital, nursing home or assisted living facilities. As a trained and certified CNA, you are part of a growing team that has served (18) counties in Georgia since 1993.
PrimeCare is licensed by the Department of Community Health, Healthcare Facility Regulation Division as a Private Duty Home Care Provider.