New Nurse Assistant Training Sessions Posted

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The NAT course helps give students a career pathway into the fast-growing industry, while also helping communities like ours alleviate a shortage of adequately trained Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs)

Upcoming sessions are now available for Nurse Assistant Training in Birmingham.

The dates of the classes are as follows:

January 13-February 12; February 14-March 25; and March 31-April 29

Scholarships may be available. For more information contact Laura Wilson at (205) 795-8740.

Thanks to a grant from the Walmart Foundation, the Alabama Red Cross Jefferson-Shelby Chapter is offering $1,000 scholarships for the Nurse Assistant Training (NAT) that will start in October. The NAT course helps give students a career pathway into the fast-growing industry, while also helping communities like ours alleviate a shortage of adequately trained Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs).

Red Cross NAT instructors equip students with the skills required to become CNAs and provide basic care such as feeding, dressing, bathing and monitoring patients so they can work in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes and assisted living, hospitals and in-home health care. The program also offers graduates placement support and a distinct emphasis on professionalism, punctuality, and a commitment towards work. New features of the program include resume writing, interviewing skills, and job fair.

Class times will be Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for four and half weeks. The class will be held at the Jefferson-Shelby Red Cross located at 114 22nd Street South in downtown Birmingham.

The requirements* for a Walmart scholarship for the class include the following:

• High school diploma or GED

• Letter of Reference

* These requirements are not necessary for non-scholarship students.

For more information or to register, contact Laura Wilson at (205) 795-8740 or laura.wilson@redcross.org.

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 redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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