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SkillTech: LNA Training Program (Saturdays)

  • The LNA Training Program prepares adult students to pass the state exam required to obtain a license as a nursing assistant. The course focuses on the essentials for a nursing assistant`s safe and effective practices for care in a health care setting. Students will learn the basics of assisting patients, body mechanics, ethics and communication. Clinicals are held at a nursing home TBD. 

    The typical program format has changed for the duration of the CoVid19 crisis. The program will proceed as follows: 

    1. 80 hours of classroom/lab instruction. This instruction may be delivered on-site or through online format (Zoom platform).
    2. If the course is delivered online, each student will need online access and a housemate or family member that will serve as a “practice patient”. Required skills will be demonstrated by the instructor and each student will demonstrate mastery of skill attainment to the instructor online. 
    3. Whether the class is successfully completed online or on-site, the Vermont Board of Nursing will issue students a Temporary Emergency License. This allows the  student to be hired by a health care facility as an LNA.
    4. When employed at a health care facility, the student will work with live patients to become proficient on required skills. When proficient, the student will be allowed to test for permanent icensure through the Red Cross.        

    In order to be accepted into the program, students must have earned a high school diploma, GED, or successfully passed an assessment of English literacy and basic math skills given by Vermont Adult Learning. There is no cost for this assessment but you must call Maureen Cooney-Moore at 802-735-1676 to schedule an assessment time. The textbook for this course is written at a level suitable for high school/college graduates. If you have a high school diploma or a GED but still have doubts about your math and literacy skills please schedule an assessment.

    You must submit a copy of your high school diploma, GED or VAL assessment results along with the tuition payment to finalize acceptance into program. You must be 18 by first clinical session.Students who meet all the prerequisites listed above are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 802-857-7942 if you have questions. 

    Day/Time: Classroom/lab(80 hours) meets on Saturdays, 8am to 4:30pm on December 5 for 14 weeks. Classes do not meet during Christmas and New Years wee. Clinical instruction (32 hours) is no longer available due to CoVid crisis. Time and dates can be determined differently by instructor and class.  Class dates may change due to weather, etc. 

    Cost:   $1,350 (additional costs include a $130 testing fee and a $20 Nursing Board fee.)

    Registration Deadline: Open until fully enrolled (8 students). 

    Instructor:   Ann Barton-Sullivan, RN



SkillTech Nondiscrimination Statement

  • SkillTech  is committed to providing a comfortable and encouraging learning environment for all students. We support and value tolerance and responsibility and expect students to treat each other and the staff with respect. Disrespectful behavior is unwelcome, and interactions that are offensive will not be tolerated. 

    The Center for Technology, Essex does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national
    origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or age in its programs or
    activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:

    Bob Travers, Director
    2 Educational Drive Suite 200
    Essex Junction, VT 05452