According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry is exploding. Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 1.9 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any other occupational group.

This high growth rate is driven by development of new technology and treatment modalities, aging of the population, increased healthcare spending, and the need to replace healthcare workers who retire or leave their jobs for other reasons. Growing demand for qualified healthcare workers means excellent employment opportunities for a wide variety of people. Most health support occupations require less than four years of college and many employers offer competitive wage and benefit packages including insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours to allow for continued education.

The Pre-Nursing program is designed to prepare students to pursue a profession in nursing, as well as provide a foundation for students interested in pursuing another health-related field.  By completing certifications in Nurse Aide (NA) and/or Advanced Unlicensed Assistant (AUA), students become qualified to work in hospitals and long term care facilities. High school students may also begin working toward pursuing one of our other adult health programs.

At A Glance

Open To

Adults

Campus

Rockwell

Total Hours Required

400 hours

Length

Full-time: 4 months of instruction

Part-time: 8 months of instruction

Times

2 sessions, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am -10:55 am and 12:30 pm -3:25 pm

Part-time adults enroll in either the AM or PM session.

Full-time adult students enroll in both sessions.

Courses

  • Nurse Aide 140 hours
  • Advanced Unlicensed Assistant 200 hours
  • Medical Terminology 45 hours
  • CPR/First Aid 15 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • CPR/First Aid
  • Long Term Care Nurse Aide Certification-$80.00
  • Advanced Unlicensed AssistantState Certification-$170.00

Tuition & Fees

  • In-State Tuition -$880.00
  • Application Fee (non-refundable) -$15.00

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Textbooks -$120.00-$200.00
  • Background check and drugscreen-$60.00-$100.00
  • Immunizations for clinical (approximate) -$250.00 -$300.00
  • Scrubs and Shoes-$75.00
  • Certifications -$250.00

Total Estimated Costs for In-State Adult Students

In-State Adult Students –Approximately $1,740.00
Immunization costs can vary widely depending upon the specific immunizations needed and where they are obtained. All students add cost of immunizations to the estimated total. Additional scrubs may be purchased for approximately $30.00 each, if desired. For adult students (with instructor approval), Francis Tuttle will pay the cost of one certification. If choosing to obtain all certifications, add certification costs not paid by Francis Tuttle to the estimated total cost. Students must have a social security card or proof of US citizenship and must be able to pass a background check in order to take the CNA and AUA exams. All students are required to pass a drug screen prior to attendance at clinicals.

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • CPR/First Aid
  • Long Term Care Nurse Aide Certification-$80.00
  • Advanced Unlicensed AssistantState Certification-$170.00

Tuition & Fees

  • Out-of-State Tuition -$1,760.00
  • Application Fee (non-refundable) -$15.00

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Textbooks -$120.00-$200.00
  • Background check and drugscreen-$60.00-$100.00
  • Immunizations for clinical (approximate) -$250.00 -$300.00
  • Scrubs and Shoes-$75.00
  • Certifications -$250.00

Total Estimated Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Out-of-State Adult Students –Approximately $2,620.00
Immunization costs can vary widely depending upon the specific immunizations needed and where they are obtained. All students add cost of immunizations to the estimated total. Additional scrubs may be purchased for approximately $30.00 each, if desired. For adult students (with instructor approval), Francis Tuttle will pay the cost of one certification. If choosing to obtain all certifications, add certification costs not paid by Francis Tuttle to the estimated total cost. Students must have a social security card or proof of US citizenship and must be able to pass a background check in order to take the CNA and AUA exams. All students are required to pass a drug screen prior to attendance at clinicals.

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$9.00 -$15.00

per hour

Gainful Employment

This program leads to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. For more information on occupational outcomes, job placement rates, on-time completion rates, loan debt, and other useful information, see

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Pass Rate

86%

completion

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Hospitals and Long-Term Care facilities, Healthcare Provider Offices

NA/AUA