The Bridge – Home Health Aide Bridge Program – introduces students to the health care profession. Students are taught the requirements and skills necessary to succeed in providing care to clients, specifically in the environment of home care.
The Bridge Program of Home Health Aide Training is designed only for students who have already earned their Certified Nurse Aide—CNA—certification, or have completed a minimum 75 hour nurse aide training program. In addition to the health care training they have already completed, this program offers them an opportunity to provide home health care.
Students in the program learn the following:
Introduction to Home Care, Safety in the Home, Medications in Home Care, Infection Prevention, Shopping, Food Storage and Preparation, Meal Planning, Managing Households and Maintaining Home Environments.
The lab and lecture classes are held at the training facility’s simulated lab, which is onsite. Students in the program have either (1) completed a minimum 75 hour nurse aide training program or (2) earned their CNA certificate.
- Home Health Aide Bridge is a one-day class offered once every five weeks.
- The class is approximately eight hours.
* Classes are offered subject to and based on the enrollment of four or more students.