Congratulations to the latest graduates of the NCC Certified Nurse Aide (C.N.A.) program.
A graduation ceremony was held on August 9 in the PepsiCo Theater. More than two dozen students completed the non-credit health care career program, which is offered by the NCC Continuing Education and Workforce Development division.
The C.N.A. program prepares students to work in hospitals and long-term care nursing facilities. This 108-hour course include 36 hours of classroom instruction and 72 hours of practical hands-on training in a laboratory and clinical setting to enable students to deliver all aspects of personal care to clients.
Job growth for nursing assistants in general is expected to be at a rate of 21% through 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This projected growth is faster than the average for all occupations and is expected to create 312,200 new positions by 2022.
NCC’s C.N.A. program has been approved by the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Graduates are eligible to apply for a State certificate to work in long-term care facilities.