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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. 

    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 tution payment to finalize accepttance 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 from February 23, 2019 to June 1. Clinical instruction (32 hours) takes place on May 11,18,25, June 1 at Fletcher Allen, 8am-4:30pm. Time and dates can be determined differently by instructor and class.  Febraury 23 is an orientation/instruction class and will last only 2 hours.  Class dates may change due to weather, etc. 

    Cost:   $1,200.00 (additional costs include a $130 testing fee and a $20 Nursing Board fee.)

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

    Instructor:   Miriam Sheehey, RN