A new 12-week program at New River Community College in Dublin will allow eligible participants to earn a GED diploma and credits toward nurse aide certification.
The program will run May 17 through Aug. 5 at NRCC. Registration deadline is April 16.
“The GED to Healthcare Provider program will allow participants to explore healthcare career opportunities, earn a GED diploma and CNA license, interview with local employers, and earn six college credits,” says Jenny Bolte, program director.
CNAs are trained and certified in basic patient care skills that allow them to work in an entry-level position in the field of nursing. CNAs are employed in a wide variety of locations including hospitals, nursing homes, medical offices, rehabilitation and independent living centers, private health care, home health, dialysis centers, laboratories, clinics, private duty, pediatrics, nurseries, day care and more.
The course schedule includes: Career Education, May 17-28, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; GED Writing and Reading, May 31 through June 25, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; the CNA class from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and GED Math from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on June 28 through Aug. 5.
Upon completing the program, students will be prepared to take the GED test and the nurse aide certification exam through the state of Virginia Nurse Aide Registry.
Registration information is available by calling Bolte at 674-3645.