CNA Schools in Nebraska must also follow the provisions laid down by OBRA-87 and state approved training programs, which can prepare a student to provide competent nursing care to bed side or ailing patients.
In Nebraska, The Nebraska Department of Health has the responsibility to regulate facilities and schools offering CNA classes and the Department of Health and Human Service maintain the Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry.
The trainings programs consist of classroom and clinical trainings of 75 hours, which include 1 hours spent on training, such as reporting suspected abuse or neglect, 16 hours clinical hands-on training and rest classroom theoretical learning.
These programs are based on basic nursing care skills that are required to provide competent care to suffering bed side patients. The curriculum of the training program consist of safety and emergency procedures, basic nursing skills, measuring height and weight, taking and recording temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure, infection control, recognizing the physical and emotional changes of aging, palliative nursing care. In addition they are also instructed on rights of residents, infection control, nutrition, anatomy, physiology and communication skills.
The basic requirements for enrolling in any CNA schools in Nebraska is 16 years age or older, a current Tuberculosis Test and Assessment Testing in English writing and reading skills.
The completion of these programs allows a student to sit for the Nebraska State Certification test. The passing of competency Evaluation exam gets the passing candidate listed with Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry. The listing also offers them legal working conditions in hospitals, long term care units, respite services, home health agencies, hospice, adult day care, rehabilitation facility, assisted living and other various health care facilities.
It is also to be noted that, to work in a intermediate care facility for mentally retarded, it is not necessary to sit for the certification test. A nurse aide can complete a 21 hour basic resident care course, which allows them to work in these facilities.
The tuition fees charged by different schools in Nebraska for CAN training program is around $400.CNA schools in Nebraska also offer optional Medication Aide training, which certifies the student to be able to administer medications as part of their job in medical care facilities.