Program Clinical Requirements

All required screening and immunization documentation must be received by the school business office by the first day of labs.

Clinical TB Screening Documentation Deadline:

  • NA-1 and MA Program students must obtain and submit documentation to the school business office of a current negative QuantiFERON Gold blood test, negative T-SPOT blood test, negative TB Skin Test (PPD), and/or a Chest X-ray for TB documentation, conducted in a manner consistent with CDC guidelines as set by OHA regulations, by the first day of labs, or the students will be removed from their scheduled clinical rotation and moved to a wait list to go into the clinical setting. 
  • CNA-2 Program students must obtain and submit documentation to the school business office of a current negative QuantiFERON Gold blood test, negative T-SPOT blood test, negative TB test via Two Step TB Skin Test (PPD), and/or current Chest X-ray for TB documentation, conducted in a manner consistent with CDC guidelines as set by OHA regulations, by the first day of labs, or the students will be removed from their scheduled clinical rotation and moved to a wait list to go into the clinical setting. 
  • TB Tests MUST NOT be more than one (1) year old and must not expire during the program. (Note: The expiration date of a TB test is documented as one (1) year from the date the TB test was read.). Chest X-rays are valid for seven (7) years.
  • For the TB test and/or Chest X-ray to be valid and acceptable, we will only accept copies of TB test and Chest X-ray documentation on a document appropriately signed or officially stamped and dated by a qualified medical professional, or an authorized representative of the local health department, that is submitted in English on business letterhead.  

Clinical Substance Abuse Screening Documentation Deadline:

  • Students are required to have a 10-panel drug screen as set by the OHA regulations to screen for substance abuse and misuse.
  • Substance abuse screening tests are only available through the school’s contracted service provider. The screening tests cost $60.00.
  • Confirmation of completed substance abuse screening services and negative results must be received by the school business office by the first day of labs, or the students will be removed from their scheduled clinical rotation and moved to a wait list to go into the clinical setting. 

Clinical Immunization Requirements Deadline:

  • Any required clinical immunization documentation for students in the NA-1, CNA-2, and MA Program students must be received by the school business office by the first day of labs, or the students will be removed from their scheduled clinical rotation and moved to a wait list to go into the clinical setting. 
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Only FULLY VACCINATED students (14 days past last required dose) students will be allowed into clinical rotations.
  • Flu Vaccination Requirement: Clinical sites MAY REQUIRE that NA-1, CNA-2, and MA students obtain and provide documentation of receiving the Influenza vaccine (Flu) prior to the start of their clinical rotation during the flu season or during a declared pandemic.  Clinical sites and hospitals will notify the school of timeframe requirements. 
  • OHA Vaccination Requirements:  
    • NA-1 and MA Program students at Caregiver Training Institute ARE NOT REQUIRED to obtain and provide OHA required immunization documentation.  
    • Under OHA regulations, clinical facilities that have less stringent requirements for their employees may request an exemption from specific provisions of the OHA requirements through the student’s training program provider.  
    • Caregiver Training Institute has pursued obtaining exemptions from all the school’s clinical NA-1 and MA program training partners.
  • CNA-2 Program students MUST OBTAIN AND PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION of the following immunizations consistent with CDC guidelines and as set by the mandatory hospital requirements:
    • Hep B (Hepatitis B):  documentation of three (3) shots given; a positive titer for Hepatitis B antibodies; or the first shot given in the series that is no more than 30 days old.
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella): documentation of two (2) injections of MMR; or the first vaccination in a series; or a titer must be done to establish immunity. 
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox): documentation of two (2) injections of Varicella; or a titer to establish immunity; or the first vaccination in a series; or medically documented history of the disease.
    • TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis): documentation of TDAP within past 10 years.
  • Evidence of Immunization:
    • May be demonstrated through a document appropriately signed or officially stamped and dated by a qualified medical professional or an authorized representative of the local health department which must include the following:
      • Documented Receipt of Vaccine (month and year of each dose of each vaccine received)
      • Documented Immunity Via Titer (month and year of lab results)
      • Valid History of Disease (month and year the diagnosis of the disease was confirmed)

Clinical AHA BLS CPR Training Deadline:

  • NA-1, CNA-2 and MA Program students must obtain and provide documentation of the completion of AHA BLS CPR training.
  • CPR cards must maintain current certification status during their clinical rotation.  

CPR Training – Scheduled at Caregiver Training Institute

  • AHA BLS CPR training purchased and scheduled through the school by NA-1, CNA-2, and MA program students must be completed, and the e-card received by the school business office prior to the beginning of the student’s clinical rotation, or the students will be removed from their scheduled clinical rotation and moved to a wait list to go into the clinical setting. 

CPR Training – Not Scheduled at Caregiver Training Institute

  • Current e-card documentation of AHA BLS CPR training not purchased and scheduled through the school by NA-1, CNA-2, and MA program students must be submitted to the school business office by the first day of labs, or the students will be removed from their scheduled clinical rotation and moved to a wait list to go into the clinical setting.

Class / Lab Completion Requirements:

Prior to being cleared to attend clinical:

  • Students must have successfully completed of all the required hours in the didactic classroom and skills lab portions of their training. Any missing time must be made up.
  • Students must have successfully demonstrated all the required skills on the skills lab checklist.
  • Students must have passed the classroom written final exam with a score of at least:
    • 75% - NA-1 Faculty-led Students
    • 80% - NA-1 Online Self-directed Students
    • 80% - CNA-2 Faculty-led Students
    • 80% - MA Faculty-led Students