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Red Cross NAT Students Part of Today’s Health Care

The American Red Cross offers a Nurse Assistant Training Program (NAT) which prepares students to play an important role in today’s health care.

Nurse Assistants learn to provide quality care for residents in long-term care facilities, hospitals, home health care and hospice settings. The Red Cross program is designed with input from educators, caregivers and industry representatives from across the United States.

PROGRAM DETAILS The Red Cross NAT program offers day classes which provide a hands-on environment including lectures, DVDs, role-playing and laboratory practice to teach students procedural skills such as vital signs, bathing, dressing and positioning. The classroom is equipped with hospital beds and medical equipment for students to use to practice. The Red Cross curriculum meets or exceeds state standards. Graduates are prepared to pass the requirements for state testing, as well as to be successfully employed in hospitals, long-term care facilities and home healthcare settings.


  • Small classes
  • Good locations
  • Hands-on experience
  • Licensed instructors with professional experience
  • Training requirements vary from state to state. Students will learn the following:

  • Infection control
  • Taking vital signs
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Being a valuable and adaptable employee
  • Communication, teamwork and diversity skills
  • Skills and techniques for being a successful nurse assistant
  • For more details, including how to register for training, visit ourTraining and Certification information.

    About the American Red Cross:

    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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