Teal medical scrubs (to be worn on our first clinical day). No jogger-style uniforms are accepted. Please make sure that your uniform allows you to move freely when performing care with residents during clinical.
The student can wear nice street clothes during theory and classroom hours
Any color, closed-toe, closed-heel with non-skid soles.
Watch with a second hand. Easy removal of wristband for proper hand hygiene.
Our nurse assistant training program recommends no jewelry be worn. If you must wear jewelry for religious/cultural reasons, please make sure there are no dangling earrings or necklaces. Clinical facility protocols are to be followed regarding jewelry, which we will address on our mandatory orientation day.
Should be trimmed short. No nail polish is to be worn during clinicals.
Pen and Paper:
Ballpoint pens, black ink, highlighter, notepad.
No perfumes or colognes may be worn in our classroom or at the clinical sites. Others may be sensitive to these. Always maintain good personal hygiene.
Hair must be pulled back in a ponytail or bun in our clinical facilities and in our labs.
Name Badges (these will be provided to you by Alpha First Medical Academy):
Must be worn at all times including during theory, lab, and clinical rotations.
Food and Beverages:
There is a 30-minute lunch break and two 15-minute breaks. Please provide your own lunch, snacks, and beverages.
Please show up to class at least ten minutes early so that we can start on time. There is a lot of information and being punctual is important. If you are more than 10 minutes late, you will be counted as absent for that day.
You are required to come to class and/or clinical at the assigned times. You may miss one clinical day which you will need to make up during the clinical make-up day. Only one clinical make-up day will be offered per course. This will be discussed in the mandatory orientation.
If you miss a theory day, you must make up the information and the theory hours during the one theory day that is offered during the course. If you are to miss more, you will not have enough hours to sit for your certification exam.
You must pass all exams with an eighty percent (80%) or higher. If you do not, remediation will be given, and you will have a second attempt. If you do not pass with an eight percent (80%) or higher after your third attempt, you will not pass the class. Our job at the school is to ensure you have the knowledge to perform as a CNA and we will help you every step of the way!