On Wednesday, January 7, 2015 the American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region celebrated the graduation of 13 Nurse Assistant Training (NAT) Program students. Surrounded by instructors, family and family these students received their certificate, participated in a pinning ceremony and took the Pledge of the American Red Cross Nurse Aide.
The Chesapeake Region NAT program was created in 1982 to train and prepare graduates to become Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs) and Geriatric Nurse Assistants (GNAs) within the community. Graduates go on to work at local hospitals, nursing homes, and other care companies, providing invaluable skills in a growing field.
The NAT program teaches students core competencies through lectures, videos, role-playing and more in a state of the art classroom setting and laboratory practice and clinical instruction in local partner facilities. Some of the skills students learn are bathing, dressing, positioning, vital signs and Adult CPR/First Aid.
For additional information about the program, please click here.