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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.
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.
“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!”
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.