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DSLCC Nursing Assistant Course Starts October 18

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Categories: adult learning, community, student success     /     Tags: adult education, community, nursing, workforce

DSLCC Nursing Assistant Course Start October 18

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College will offer a course in Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training for the fall semester, beginning October 18, at the Jackson River Technical Center in Valley Ridge.

Class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 9:30 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm, through January 29, 2018. Clinical experience will be at The Woodlands Health & Rehab Center, a local care facility.

The CNA course provides students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to sit for the state certification examination. CNA’s may be employed in hospitals, long-term care facilities or private homes. They provide basic care and are important members of the healthcare team. Numerous facilities throughout the area report the need for more qualified aides available for immediate employment.

Experience as a CNA is a solid entry point for those who wish to work in healthcare. While most continue employment as aides, some decide to continue their education and enroll in other healthcare related training programs.

Special financial aid funding is available through the new FastForward grant in which students are eligible for up to $3,000 in free grant money to help pay for the cost of credential training. For more information, contact Brooke Shehan at (540) 863-2848 or bshehan@dslcc.edu.