Nurse Aide Training
Our next Nurse Aide Training class will be held Monday–Thursday, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, February 20–March 8, 2017. (Class will not meet on Monday, February 19 due to Presidents Day but will meet on Friday, February 23 to make up that time).
We are currently accepting applications.
Applicants will be required to attend two days of orientation and assessments:
Monday, January 8th, 9:00 am–12:00 pm: Program information, orientation, and pre-testing in math and reading
Wednesday January 10th, 9:00 am–12:00 pm: Registration and completion of math and reading assessments
Following these sessions, qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Nurse Aides is expected to grow by 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects for Nurse Aides with formal training are excellent, particularly in long-term care facilities. Explore more about the profession here and here.
Many individuals may want to begin healthcare careers as Nurse Aides, but may lack the necessary knowledge, skills, and resources to successfully complete the clinical training and testing. The Employment Skills Center trains potential candidates to better prepare them to excel in healthcare training and careers.
After completing our Pre-Clinical course, qualified participants are awarded scholarships to continue on to Clinical Nurse Aide studies, preparing them for the Nurse Aide Registry certification examination. Math, science, reading, life skills, basic nursing concepts and the professional environment as well as workplace skills are taught to maximize career success. In order to better cope and serve the demands of caring for others, a reinforcement of personal life skills, such as managing stress, teamwork and self-esteem, is also an essential part of the training.
Many of our graduates are now a valuable part of nursing homes and health home care services in our area. Our graduates tend to remain on the job for a longer period of time thereby being of added value to the firms that hire them.
- The Pre-Clinical classes run for 3 weeks followed by 3 weeks of Clinical studies. Those who are successful in the Pre-Clinical course will be recommended for a full HACC scholarship to complete Clinical studies on-site at a nursing home.
- The Employment Skills Center continues to monitor and assist students, when needed, to successfully complete their Clinical studies. Our instructor is involved in all aspects of their training and journey to employment.
- Once employed we will continue to work with graduates, as needed, to see that they are applying the skills that they learned in their Pre-Clinical phase to the workplace. We normally continue to receive updates from our new nurse aides for a year or more.
Funding provided in part by the Partnership for Better Health
Read what our students are saying about the program!
“I have learned to believe in myself. I tell myself I can do anything in life. I think more positively.”
“I feel very prepared for clinicals and beyond.”
“This class really helped me. I feel so proud of myself and so smart. This is exactly what I needed. This is my calling. Thank you so much!”