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Certified Nursing Assistant

Meet the Instructor

Pam Nance, RN, CNA Instructor 

(870) 933.5891 ext. 28229

Office Hours:  2:25pm - 3:05pm

Get ready to dive into the world of healthcare with the incredible Mrs. Pam Nance, your guide to becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant at NEACTC!  With over 40 years of industry wisdom tucked under her stethoscope, she's your ultimate go-to for all things nursing. 

Mrs. Nance's journey reads like a medical adventure novel!  Starting at Delta Vo Tech, she paved her way from LPN to RN with a heart full of passion. From bustling hospital med-surg floors to ambulance rides, she's done it all.  She even mastered the art of X-rays, cared for chronic patients, and danced with heart monitors – talk about a healthcare superstar. 

After collecting accolades like puzzle pieces, she wrapped up her educational journey with a BSN from Chamberlain College of Nursing.  And oh boy, did she don different hats as an RN: from managing dialysis clinics to overseeing VA healthcare, she's done it with a smile. 

And now, she's sharing her treasure chest of knowledge as a CNA instructor!  With a listening ear and a dash of empathy, Mrs. Nance's here to make learning a breeze. Homework? Nah, she's all about in-class learning. Expectations? Simple – give it a try!  Pam believes that effort is the key to success. She's like a supportive mentor who's always ready to lend a helping hand when you're putting in the effort. 

There's more to Mrs. Nance than just the medical world.  She's the life of the party, loves a good laugh, and enjoys watching bloopers – because life's too short not to giggle!  And her class? "You have to try hard to fail," she says, always ready to catch you when you stumble.

About CNA

Get ready to take the first step towards an incredible healthcare career with the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program of study at NEA Career & Tech Center! This curriculum is specifically designed to provide you with an engaging and interactive learning experience, combining classroom discussions, laboratory work, clinical practice, and hands-on training.

Throughout the program, you'll dive into a variety of classes that will build your knowledge and skills in the medical field. From Medical Professions and Medical Terminology to Clinical Specialization and Pathology, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of essential healthcare concepts. Strong reading, spelling, and logical thinking abilities are key qualifications for success in this program.

Upon successful completion of the program, you'll receive training as a certified nursing assistant in accordance with the state of Arkansas Office of Long Term Care. This certification will open doors to exciting career opportunities as a CNA. Furthermore, you'll be eligible to test for CNA licensure, solidifying your qualifications as a healthcare professional. 

While the CNA program provides you with a strong foundation, we also encourage you to consider further education and training in post-secondary institutions after high school graduation. Continuing your studies will expand your career prospects and provide you with even greater opportunities within the healthcare field. 

So, if you're passionate about making a difference in people's lives, have a genuine interest in the medical field, and possess a drive to learn and grow, the Certified Nursing Assistant program at NEA Career & Tech Center is the perfect choice for you. Join us on this transformative journey and unlock a world of rewarding healthcare opportunities. Your future as a compassionate healthcare professional begins here!

What You'll Learn

CNA Fall 2023 Curriculum Map

CNA Spring 2024 Curriculum Map

Concurrent Credit

Articulated college credit is available at no cost to students through ASUN, Arkansas State University - Newport.  Enrolled students have the opportunity to receive up to 8 hours of college credit through our CNA program.  The current available college credit courses are the following:  CPR & First Aid (1 hours) and Certified Nursing Assistant (7 hours).  Concurrent credit goes alongside the student's classroom work which means no extra work!


The certifications that we currently offer in our CNA program are the following: CNA Certified Nursing Assistant, BLS First Aid, CPR & AED.