May 29, 2014


Nursing Assistant Training and Certification Start in July

The Nursing Assistant program at Northeast Alabama Community College begins its next courses Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Students are trained in a classroom setting with 55 hours of instruction and 20 hours of clinical hands-on experience. The classroom curriculum is based on lecture and interactive DVDs in which the student gains a real world insight for their future career. Students who successfully complete 11 weeks of training are eligible to take the state license exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. Program director Rachel Walker states, “The best benefit of the program is the student can take the state certification exam at the college and not have to go out of town to other testing sites.”

There continues to be a demand for Certified Nursing Assistants in long term care and home health careers. According to Julie George, Skills Training Coordinator, “Many students begin jobs immediately after program completion. Instructors are highly trained and enthusiastic about the participants and their ability to begin a new career.” Training is available in April, July, October, and January. Short-term trainings for month of July include Pharmacy Technician and Spanish for Healthcare. Registration deadline for July courses is by 4 pm, July 8, 2014. Persons interested should contact the Skills Training Coordinator, Julie George, or phone extension 2214 for more information.

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