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Nurse Assistant Program Hosts Graduation Ceremony

CONTACT: Brittany Fowler
                  410.624.2082 (O)
                  443.473.6859 (C)
                  Brittany.fowler@redcross.org

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS OF THE CHESAPEAKE REGION HOSTS
NURSES ASSISTANT TRAINING GRADUATION CEREMONY

WHAT:      The American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region will host a graduation ceremony for the Nurse Assistant Training (NAT) Program where students, 
                 instructors and family members will gather to celebrate the accomplishment of the summer classes.

                 The 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.

WHEN:      Tuesday, August 26, 2014
                 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:    Chesapeake Region Headquarters
                 4800 Mount Hope Road
                 Baltimore, MD 21215


About the American Red Cross Chesapeake Region (www.redcross.org/chesapeake):
On average the American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region provides help to Maryland families two to three times each day after disasters including emergency shelter, food, clothing and counseling thanks to major support from donors to the United Way campaigns in Maryland. Each day the Red Cross also provides lifesaving blood to area hospitals; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information or to donate, please visit RedCross.org/Chesapeake or Tweet us @RedCrossMD.

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