Siegel High School Prepares State Certified Nursing Assistants

Siegel High School is proud to be the only school in Rutherford County Schools that offers a Certified Nursing Assistant Certification. Nursing Education is a capstone course designed to prepare students to pursue careers in the field of nursing. Upon completion of this course, a proficient student will be able to implement communication and interpersonal skills, maintain residents’ rights and independence, provide care safely, prevent emergency situations, prevent infection through infection control, and perform the skills required of a nursing assistant. At the conclusion of this course, students may take the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) exam.

Siegel High School Prepares State Certified Nursing Assistants
Back row left to right: Jiya Patel, Haley Pippin, Isabella Mccrary, Raegan Plucker, Kinsley Lewis, and Jackson Scott Bottom row left to right: Catherine Clark, Selina Ramirez, Briana Jennings, Alex Ledford, Katie Hodge, and teacher Lisa Snetsinger

Eligibility to take the certification examination as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is based upon the following: 40 hours of logged classroom instruction, 20 hours of classroom clinical instruction, and 40 hours of site-based clinical hours with at least 24 of those hours spent in a long-term care facility through a Tennessee Department of Health approved program.

For the 2023-2024 school year, eleven Siegel students took the exam and passed. These students are now State Certified Nursing Assistants and are practicing in the healthcare field.

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