• TCD NATP Age and Educational Requirements

     


    Age and Academic Requirements


    Students must be at least 16 years of age and have completed at least 8 years of grade school or provide proof of equivalent knowledge.


    Academic Performance Levels of Program:

    • Mathematics:  The state certification exam is written at a 9th Grade - 6 Month level (calculators are not permitted).
    • Mathematics: The ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractional math is beneficial for students.
    • Reading/Writing:  The state certification exam is written at a 9th Grade - 6 Month level.  The textbook is written at a 7th - 9th grade reading level.
    • Science: Knowledge of Biology or anatomy is beneficial for students.
    • Students must be able to speak and understand the English language.


    Professional Skills of Program:


    Certified Nursing Assistant students are also expected to effectively display the following attributes:

    • Time Management
    • Personal Motivation
    • Problem-Solving Ability
    • Reliability/Dependability
    • Ability to Work with Others
    • Ability to Stay Organized
    • Accountability
    • Accepting of corrections/interventions
    • Flexibility
    • Regard for regulations
    • Empathy and compassion towards others