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Graduation Held for Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Students

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 The American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program recently held a graduation ceremony for students who have completed the course.

“We are so pleased to graduate these students today as they embark on their new career pathway,” said Ann Holt, manager of the Nurse Assistant Training Program. “Our comprehensive training program can considerably improve the lives of these individuals by providing them a competitive advantage. With an emphasis on academics and hands on skills training, they are better prepared for the requirements to pass the state test as well as to be successfully employed in hospitals, long-term care facilities and home healthcare settings.”

The four-week, 155-hour Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program provides comprehensive classroom and hands-on clinical/lab experience led by highly qualified Red Cross Registered Nurse instructors. Exceeding the national and state guidelines, the course also prepares students for certification by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and incorporates not only nursing skills but life and career skills as well.

The program will help prepare participants for job opportunities and help develop a skilled workforce to meet the Salisbury and surrounding communities healthcare needs of today and the future demands of a growing aging population.  The US Bureau of Labor rank nursing assistants as the number-one fastest growing occupation nationwide. BLS projects a 78% employment growth rate over the next seven years.

To register or for more information for the upcoming session scheduled to begin June 27, 2014, Contact Ann Holt at 704.864.2623, ext. 11 or
Attend an information session, held on Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Elizabeth H. Dole Chapter 1930 Jake Alexander Blvd., W, Salisbury.  This session is designed to help individuals learn how to qualify for the program, inquire about tuition assistance and pick up an application packet. The application process can take up to 30 days to complete. Registration is not required for this session.

The Nurse Assistant Training Program is an approved training provider for the Work Investment Act (WIA) for 8 counties – Rowan, Cabarrus, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Union, Anson and Gaston. For more information, contact a WIA representative at one of the 8 County Employment Security Commissions.
*Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.

Photo: Left to Right: Graduates - Jacob Pond, Laura Mower, Jasmine James,  Mindy Faircloth,  Nyanpu Chea