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Nursing Assistant I

If you are interested in entering the health care field, the Nursing Assistant I Training Program is a good place to start. As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), you will be on the front line of patient care. CNAs are employed by nursing homes, hospitals, home health organizations, and in doctor’s offices. And you can also use the position as a steppingstone to becoming a Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse.

The Nursing Assistant I Training Program consists of approximately 160 hours of classroom work and training, which includes 48 hours of clinical training. Classes are held at the Goodwill Resource Center in Reidsville. Requirements for taking Nursing Assistant I coursework include:

  • An accredited high school diploma transcript or GED diploma
  • Picture ID (such as a driver’s license) and Social Security card with correct name
  • Proof of TB skin test with results (within one year)
  • Criminal background check (conviction of certain crimes may prevent students from gaining employment.)

For more information call 336.342.4261, ext. 2588.