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Licensed Nursing Assistant Training-October
with Mary Atherton, RN
This course is held at Green Mountain Technology & Career Center and The Manor Nursing Home in Morrisville, Vermont. The course is a combination of classroom instruction and practical skill development in the field of nursing. This leads to a state license as an LNA. The course is 116 hours in length and held over a 5 week period.
*The cost of the tuition for this training is $1225, textbooks are $75. In addition to the tuition there is a $130.00 fee for testing and a $20.00 fee for licensing. These fees can not be covered by the VSAC Non-Degree Grant.
Many of our students qualify for the VSAC Non-Degree Grant, we suggest you apply as soon as you register for this class.
If you are not eligible for this grant and will be paying yourself, please ask about our tuition assistance program. At times we are able to offer assistance through a grant we receive from the department of labor and maybe able to offer up to 50% of tuition. We are also willing to set up a payment plan to help disburse the expense.
Below is the web address where you will find information on the Non -Degree Grant.
If you have questions about this LNA program please text or call Mary Atherton, RN 802-371-7409.
Green Mountain Technology & Career Center’s
Adult Nurse Assistant Program Purpose And Objectives
The purpose of the nurse assistant program at GMTCC is to prepare students enrolled in the adult nurse assistant program to successfully test to become licensed nursing assistants and enter careers as LNA’s.
The program objectives are:
Students will learn how to safely care for patients in a variety of health-care settings.
Students will learn about Resident Rights ensured by OBRA.
Students will learn how to promote dignity in a health care setting.
Students will learn how to enhance a patient’s quality of life.
Students will demonstrate their abilities in lab and clinical settings.
Students will learn how to effectively communicate with the health care team.
Students will learn how to safely and accurately perform basic nursing skills including vital signs, assisting with activities of daily living, transfers, and range of motion.
Students will have basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology and the effects of disease on body systems.
Students will have a basic understanding of commonly used medical terminology.
GMTCC’s Adult Nurse Assistant Program Entry
And Continuance Requirements
1. Students registering for GMTCC’s Adult Nurse Assistant Program must be able
to speak, read, and write American English at 6th grade level. Candidates
must be referred to Vermont Adult Learning for assessments of their English
language and reading skills.
2. The student applicants may not have physical or behavioral problems that would
prevent them from being able to adequately perform the essential elements of
the job as nurse assistants including being able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs, walk
a minimum of 50 feet without physical difficulty, have adequate vision to read
instructions and give safe care, hear blood pressures with an amplified
stethoscope, and absence from drug & alcohol abuse.
3. Student applicants with unpaid taxes, child support, or past criminal convictions,
or drug dependence, including, but not limited to buprenorphine, naloxone, and
methadone must contact the Board of Nursing about the actions they must take
in order to be eligible for licensure. The recommended actions must be
completed and the necessary documents presented to GMTCC’s nurse
assistant program administrator within 10 business days after the class
4. Student applicants currently on parole, probation, or with pending criminal
charges will not be eligible to enroll in the GMTCC’s nurse assistant
program until these matters are resolved.
5. Student candidates must have an 80% academic average after the first 3
tests and before being assigned clinical experience.
6. Student candidates must complete the program with an 80% average and
earn the minimum of 80% on their final exam in order to be eligible to test
7. Student candidates must demonstrate a path leading toward competence
in the nurse assistant skills introduced and practiced in the classroom.
8. The Adult Nurse Assistant Program instructor will meet with students after
the first 3 academic tests and as needed thereafter to review their progress
in the areas of academics and nurse assistant skills. Students not meeting
the criteria may be asked to leave the program. They may re-enter a future class if deemed appropriate.
9. Adult nurse assistant students may not miss more than a total of 4 hours of
class time. Coming to class >9 minutes late, 3 times, will count as one
absence. NO CLINICAL HOURS MAY BE MISSED.
10. Adult nurse assistant students must come to class dressed in a
manner that does not reveal cleavage, midriffs, or upper thighs/buttocks
when practicing clinical skills. Clinical skills can be introduced
and practiced at any class.
Personal Care Attendant Training
with Mary Atherton, RN
Because os generous grant from the Vermont Department of Labor, we are able to offer this $400 training at a reduced cost to you!
Students will learn all aspects of being a Personal Care Attendant. Speakers from the Health Community, who hire PCAs, will talk with the class about real life situations and opportunities in the area. State approved CareWell curriculum used. Forty hours in a one-week class. Price includes text, workbook, and materials.
Understanding Opiate Addiction
with Heidi Richard
Learn and Share about:
- The Opiate Crisis
- Signs of Opiate Addiction
- The Effects of Opiate Addiction on people and their families
- What our community can do
- WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
This program is brought to you by The VT Department of Health - Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs and The Vermont Adult Career and Technical Education Association collaboratively designed the workshops with consultative support from Global Learning Partners.