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Glen Oaks offering nurse aide training sessions

Persons interested in starting a career in the health care industry may consider signing up for one of the upcoming Nurse Aide Training programs at Glen Oaks Community College in Centreville, Mich.

Glen Oaks offers a six-credit hour nurse aide course designed to teach the skills required to certify as a nurse aide and prepare one for the state certification exam. The training helps someone understand his or her role in relation to that of patients and nursing home residents.

Nurse aides perform a wide range of tasks and provide direct patient care. They help move and transport patients, educate patients and family members about health issues and treatments, take and record vital signs, apply dressings and collect specimens for labs.

Taking a single course of nurse aid training can result in participation in the fastest growing industry of health care. Nurse aides assist registered nurses in nursing homes, hospitals and medical clinics. Some aides assist patients in their homes, helping them with daily activities. Nurse aides work more with patients that need continuing care.

Upcoming Nurse Aide Training class schedules at Glen Oaks are as follows:

NUR 100 Sec. 2 (Feb. 24 to March 21): Classes are held Monday through Friday, Feb. 24-March 14, from 8 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. at Glen Oaks. Clinical Orientation is Monday, March 17, from 6:30-10:45 a.m., and Clinical Study is Tuesday through Friday, March 18-21, from 6 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at a designated nursing home.

NUR 100 Sec. 3 (March 31 – April 28): Classes are held Monday through Friday, March 31-April 21, from 8 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. at Glen Oaks. There will be no class on Friday, April 18. Clinical Orientation will be Tuesday, April 22, from 6:30-10:45 a.m. Clinical Study will be Wednesday through Monday, April 23-28, from 6 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at a designated nursing home.

Interested persons should contact Glen Oaks at (269) 467-9945 and ask for the Nursing Department.