Thirteen students recently graduated from Northeastern Technical College’s nursing assistant program.
The program consists of 80 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of supervised clinical training and is offered by the college’s division of continuing education.
Nursing assistant graduates include Sharonica Boston of Bennettsville, Ida Breshears of Cheraw, Samantha Burns of Chesterfield, Tiesha Burns of Darlington, Michelle Vazquez Franco of Bennettsville, Brittney Gadson of Cheraw, Corey Graham of Bennettsville, Qua’Meisha McGill of Lakeview, Sera Reep of Chesterfield, Sherrell Robinson of Cheraw, Toya Robinson of Cheraw, Dori Sanders of McColl and Katherine Watson of Cheraw.
Upon completion of the course, graduates acquire the academic and practical skills necessary to successfully complete the Nursing Assistant Certification Exam. This exam is required by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control for employment as nurse aides and certified nursing assistants.
The CNA pathway program is offered during the day and evening every semester at Northeastern Technical College. The day class option lasts about eight weeks and the evening class option lasts about 15 weeks. Individuals with SNAP benefits qualify for 100 percent scholarship funding through the SNAP2Work program.
Registration for these classes is completed by filling out a continuing education registration form and paying the tuition fee. This may be done at the office of continuing education, located in Hampton Hall on the Cheraw campus (Building 200) Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
For more information about admission or the CNA pathway, call the office of continuing education at 843-921-6925 or 1-800-921-7399 and choose option 4.
Shannon Justice is public relations coordinator for Northeastern Technical College.