A new career in the health care field can start with a three-week class in certified nurse assistant training at Owens Community College.
The Nurse Assistant Program is offered through Owens Community College's Center for Development and Training (CDT), which is the largest training provider for nurse assistants in Northwest Ohio.
The course meets at the Toledo-area Campus from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 30 - August 17. The program repeats at the same time, September 10-28. Evening classes are 3 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, August 20 - September 7.
Nurse assistants care for a variety of patients, including the mentally retarded, the elderly, cancer patients and children. They are one-on-one caregivers and often work in hospitals, nursing homes, home health care agencies and hospices.
Nurse assistants are required by the Ohio Department of Health to be professionally trained and registered. The Nurse Assistant Training Program offered by CDT is state-approved and prepares the nurse assistant to take the state exam.
Basic nursing skills, personal care skills, mental health and social service needs, safety and emergency procedures, infection control and respecting and promoting patients' rights are covered. Two 8-hour clinical days also are included in the course.
Enrollment in the Nurse Assistant Program is open to the public and formal admission to the College is not required.
To register for the training classes, or for more information, call
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