Licensed Nurse Assistant – LNA
The LNA Program is designed to prepare eligible candidates to practice as a nurse assistant providing direct patient care. The necessary knowledge and skills gained throughout the course will prepare the student to apply for Licensed Nurse Assistant (LNA) licensure with the State Board of Nursing. The program is targeted to individuals who are interested in an entry level position in healthcare and immediate employment that will best meet their needs and those of their family unit. Nurse assistants may work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, doctor’s offices, private duty, home health, and other medical facilities. This program is 124 hours in length and is delivered according to the published schedule over a period of ten (10) weeks. This program includes a combination of live classroom and laboratory instruction at Stafford Technical Center and a clinical component at a long-term care facility which might include weekend hours. Every attempt is made by your instructor to schedule the clinical experience in a timely fashion so that you can plan your work and personal calendar accordingly. Beyond the “standard” components of our curriculum already mentioned, our program also includes the BLS Healthcare Provider course from the American Heart Association. This module will give you with the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide you with CPR and AED certifications, and teach you how to address and relieve in a safe, timely and effective manner instances where patients are choking.
- The registration process will include the completion of a criminal background check.
- Official signed verification of immunizations/titers is mandatory and must be presented to the instructor BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS MEETING. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- ALL STUDENTS REGISTERING FOR THE LNA PROGRAM MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE A PERSONAL INTERVIEW AND SCREENING EXAM. PLEASE CALL THE ADULT EDUCATION OFFICE at (802) 770-1178 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.