Restorative Nurse Assistant
Online Course

Critical Care Training Center offers Restorative Nurse Assistant online program that provides CNA’s (Certified Nursing Assistants) the knowledge and skills to advance their career in long term care. The online RNA course was created is to give CNA’s the training and expertise they need to provide the most efficient restorative care to residents in nursing homes. The Restorative Nurse Assistant (RNA) online course describes the rehab team with detailed instructions on how to take care of various conditions that affect rehab residents, as well as basic care and procedures required to facilitate resident recovery and function.

Course Length: 8 hours
Course Format: Online RNA lecture | Study Guides | Exams

Upon completing the online RNA course, students will learn how to assist patients to maximize their mobility, range of motion, ambulating and transferring techniques, activities of daily living, feeding, and documentation.

Other applications of restorative techniques will also be covered:

  • Role of rehabilitation services in the skilled nursing setting.
  • Purpose of the Restorative Aide on the rehab team.
  • Care of stroke patients and feeding.
  • Care of the hip fracture patients.
  • Correct posture and body mechanics when mobilizing patients.
  • Proper positioning seating, ROM exercises & gait assistance.
  • Proper transfer techniques & adequate transfer techniques.
  • ADL skills.
  • Proper documentation.

Course Fee


Prerequisite for the course:
1. Active CA CNA license or Physical Therapy Assistant

Nurse Care

What is a Restorative Nurse Care?

The goal of restorative nursing care is to maximize a person’s level of function and minimize decline. With training, nursing assistants and physical therapy assistants engage people to participate in their care by encouraging them to make decisions. These activities include allowing people to participate as much as possible in their daily activities, including bathing, dressing and going to the bathroom. Restorative care also includes physical activity while promoting safety–for example, instructing a person on how to safely transfer to bed from a wheelchair. Restorative care aides reinforce the training people receive from physical, speech and respiratory therapy.

A 2009 CDC report states that 131 billion dollars were spent on nursing home care in 2007. Some pay out of pocket for long-term care, and many others use Medicaid or private long-term insurance care policies. State Medicaid programs limit the types and amounts of assets a person can hold and still qualify for Medicaid. Long-term care insurance may cover home care, assisted living and restorative nursing home care, depending on the policy. It can be a good investment, considering family and personal medical history and resources.

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