Restorative CNA

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The Restorative Certified Nursing Assistant Program taught at the Arizona Medical Training Institute is for the Arizona Board of Nursing licensed CNA who desires to advance their training or others who can utilize the skills involved with restorative care. The comprehensive program provides the content necessary for training nursing assistants to provide restorative care in long-term care facilities or for caregivers who desire to expand their knowledge base. It enables the necessary training to advance the certified nursing assistant to the restorative certified nursing assistant level.

Restoritive CNA

This 19 hour (3 hours eLearning prior to the class beginning and 16 classroom hours) in-depth course features demonstrations of therapeutic methods to assist patients to achieve the most functional outcome possible. A step-by-step teaching style engages students working in all levels of care. The curriculum introduces learners to the foundation of therapeutic exercise, functional transfer, bed mobility and ambulation techniques, skills to promote independent self-care, and successful methods to assist with restorative dining. The student will learn approaches that promote independent activity, mobility, and independence in ADLs, increase muscle strength and balance, prevent contractures and skin breakdown, provide opportunities for meaningful activities, and provide a sense of accomplishment. Taught by a licensed physical therapist with guest lectures from an occupational therapist, a speech language pathologist and a prosthetics specialist, the program provides the student with a more comprehensive understanding of restorative care. To enhance the learner’s experience the course provides real life examples and immediate hands on practice in lab. Graduates will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment as a Restorative Certified Nursing Assistant (or Restorative Aide if not a licensed CNA) upon completion of the course.

The RCNA Program is a weekend seminar (Saturday & Sunday from 8:00am to 5:00pm) preceded by 3 hours of eLearning via AMTI’s web portal and is held three times per year.

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What are the RCNA program prerequisites:

  • Licensed Certified Nursing Assistant (RCNA candidates)
  • A desire to care for patients/residents/family members needing this level of care.

What are the RCNA completion requirements?:

  • Complete 16 classroom hours and 3 eLearning hours for 19 total hours
  • Score 75% or higher on course final exam.

How much does RCNA training cost?:

  • Course Tuition is $249.00 (includes all textbooks and lab materials and lunch on Saturday).

Where can a Restorative Nursing Assistant work?:

  • RCNA training can expand opportunities for the licensed CNA to apply their skills as part of the Skilled Nursing Facility’s Restorative Nursing Team.