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.
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REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 2/13/23
Students Must Be 18 Years of Age
The cost of tuition does not include the following: Application Fees, Testing Fees, Books or Supplies.
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 150 hours in length and is delivered according to the published schedule over a period of fifteen (15) 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. And finally, you will be required to successfully complete an online Keys to Effective Communication course delivered through ed2go, the online education partner for Stafford Technical Center. Instructions for registering for this online course will be provided to you once you have been accepted into the LNA program.
Please be advised that Stafford Technical Center does not guarantee employment after students complete this training program nor does it provide access to school-based career counseling or employment placement services. When appropriate, referrals are made by STC program staff to local employers and government agencies that can assist eligible candidates in developing a strategy for employment.
- 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.
- STUDENTS MUST READ THE FIRST EIGHT (8) CHAPTERS BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS MEETING.
- QUESTIONS OR REQUESTS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO TRACEY MARSH IN THE ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION OFFICE at (802) 770-1178.