Careers at Lifespan Health System

Nursing Assistant Training Program

The Workforce Solutions, Training, and Teamwork (STAT) Nursing Assistant Program features a series of free, educational training and support services for those ages 18 and older. The program was designed by and for Rhode Island’s growing healthcare industry and will meet health care industry needs by transforming, in an accelerated manner, a group of unemployed and underemployed entry-level Rhode Islanders into a prepared, well-qualified nursing assistant (NA) workforce to help care for patients. Program graduates have opportunities to secure employment at Lifespan after program completion and have access to a variety of benefits.

Chloe Grenga, BSN, RN, CCRN

How to Register

For information about the next cohort, submit this Workforce STAT Interest Form and you will be notified by email when the next program is scheduled to begin.   

Sign up online

More About the Nursing Assistant Training Program

Each cohort of students complete a free program consisting of: 

  • Classroom training with partnering institutions, clinical rotations, and a four-week unpaid internship (subject to change). 
  • Hands on experience at a Lifespan affiliate. 
  • AHA Basic Life Support certification.
  • Structured work-readiness training and workshops to build employability skills. 
  • The possibility of employment upon successful completion of the program.
Adrianna Nursing Assistant Training Program

Hear from a Nursing Assistant

“I always had a passion to help people that need it the most. I wanted to get my feet wet in the medical field, and I know choosing this career path can give me that opportunity. The Workforce STAT program has guided me through the process, and I truly enjoyed all their help during and after the program. I truly enjoy working as a team with physicians, nurses, paramedics, and many others in the emergency department. This program is worth applying for if you are interested in working in the healthcare field. You will create great connections and meet amazing people who are going to guide you all the way!”

Job Responsibilities 

The program will require students to:

  • Take vital signs.
  • Perform EKGs.
  • Perform blood sugar readings.  
  • Perform denture care/mouth care. 
  • Bathe patients. 
  • Feed patients.
  • Provide incontinence care/bathroom assistance.
  • Make occupied/unoccupied beds.
  • Perform phlebotomy (depending on floor assignment.) 

Program Completion Requirements 

Students should note that:

  • Attendance is mandatory. Any missed clinical time will need to be made up before certificate is awarded.
  • A certificate will be awarded to those candidates who have successfully completed the program.