Nurse Assistant

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Program Description

Certified Nursing Assistants work under the supervision of licensed nursing professionals. CNA’s are the health professionals that patients encounter most often. They are a very important part of the Health Care Team. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA’s) are qualified to care for patients at assisted living centers, long-term care centers, home health agencies, and hospitals. Most LPN and RN training institutions require CNA Certification as a prerequisite.

The primary duty of Certified Nursing Assistants, or CNA’s, is direct patient care, including attending to daily needs such as bathing and hygiene, assisting those with eating difficulties, and helping patients with range-of-motion exercises. Nursing Assistants also record and monitor patients’ vital signs, as well as remaining alert for any changes in the patient’s behavior or condition that might signal problems.

Students are trained under the direction of a licensed nurse in a patient’s physical, emotional, and social care.

The Nursing Assistant program will cover:

  • Professional ethics
  • Basic safety and emergencies
  • CPR Certification
  • Communication skills
  • Body mechanics
  • Nutrition
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Vital signs
  • Infection control
  • Body systems and diseases
  • Personal care of the patient and the patient’s environment

Both classroom theory and clinical experience in a healthcare facility will be provided. Often the clinical experience will not be scheduled at the same time as classes. When students pass this course they will be qualified to sit for the Utah’s certification, written and skills exam.



  • MATC Nurse Assistant Program Certificate
  • State of Utah Certified Nurse Assistant
  • American Heart Association (AHA) CPR/First Aid Certification

Prerequisites, locations, schedules, costs and other requirements.

Utah Valley Option

Adults and high school students in Utah Valley can enroll in this schedule. For more information please see the following Program Details.

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Utah Valley Accelerated Option

This accelerated option offers all of the same content as the semester based course but in a more condensed and intense format.

High school students are not eligible to enroll in any accelerated option. High school students must enroll in semester based courses or courses offered directly at their high schools.

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Wasatch UVU Option

High school students wanting to attend at Wasatch can enroll for this program using the following Program Details.

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Upper Valley Option

High school students in the Upper Valley should  enroll in this schedule. For more information please see the following Program Details.

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CNA Refresher Option

This course is designed to give MATC students additional instruction and practice to prepare to pass the skills and written portion of the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry State Test.

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