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Reynolds Community College Catalog 2022-2023 
Reynolds Community College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certified Nurse Aide


Nurse Aide

This program will prepare the student for a career in the nursing field. Training will focus on the improvement and enhancement of quality of life for long-term care residents and introduce the growing need in long-term care. Course topics include: the nurse aide’s role focusing on legal responsibilities, desirable qualities, accountability, standards of conduct, and professionalism, appropriate personal care of long-term residents and special needs residents and successful completion of the Nurse Aid Competency Evaluation and Exams. Participants are taught to: Take and record Vital Signs, monitor urinary catheters, apply dressings, monitor patients and report adverse reactions of medications or treatments, feed patients, monitor patient safety, record intake and output, assist with bathing, dressing, feeding, enemas, basic wound care, patient mobility and personal hygiene. Students must have a high school diploma or GED and the ability to pass drug and criminal background screening. A TB test is also administered.

FOR INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION: Visit ccwatraining.org/healthcare or call 804-523-2292.

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PURPOSE: The Community College Workforce Alliance works in partnership with Reynolds and Brightpoint Community Colleges to serve students with a fast track to the workforce with training and credentialing programs that can be completed in weeks or months. CCWA offers workforce training and certifications in transportation and logistics, construction and trades, customer service, health care and manufacturing. These programs are supported through state-funded tuition assistance available to all Virginians, making Short-term Training Programs low cost or no cost. Short-term Training Programs also offer career coaching and job connections.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Short-term Training credentials prepare students for entry-level careers in high-demand occupational fields offering good starting wages - many with benefits and promotion opportunities. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: There are no admissions requirements. Tuition assistance is available to all residents of Virginia, regardless of income. Classes may be free to those qualifying for additional financial aid.

PROGRAM NOTES: In certain industries, prior convictions may prohibit employment. Drug testing and a pre-employment physical may be required for some occupations. Some companies may have minimum age requirements for select positions.