Online study guide provides easier path to becoming a registered nurse


November 5th, 2010

Phelbotomy Career Training (PCT) has introduced the Online Certified Nursing Assistant Training Course (OCNATC) to help student nursing assistants pass the Thompson Prometric CNA test.

The CNA test itself is offered entirely online, in a format that may make some student nursing assistants uncomfortable, according to PCT. The organization believes that access to online study tutorials will lead these individuals to become more comfortable test takers.

All material included in the OCNATC – including tests that closely mimic the CNA test, quizzes, relevant articles and more – are presented in an easy-to-read format. Also included are videos that cover the 21 clinical skills that are addressed in the CNA test.

The OCNATC’s integrated learning process was invented and patented by professor Nancy Kimmel, president of PCT. She said that the ability to provide student nursing assistants with an easier path to a nursing career is the “most wonderful opportunity” she can offer.

Student nursing assistants must pass the CNA test to be listed on the Nurse Aide Registry of a particular state and become eligible for employment. Becoming a certified nursing assistant can be a stepping stone to pursuing a nursing degree or a career as a registered nurse.

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