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‘Career Readiness for Nurse Aides’ class to begin

Published 9:38pm Saturday, January 5, 2013

Class is scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 14, at Beaufort County Community College in a career readiness course for those students interested in enrolling in a Nurse Aide course at the college.
The class, “Career Readiness for Nurse Aides,” will be offered from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Jan. 14 and ending Feb. 11 in Room 823, Building 8, on the BCCC campus. Class will not be held Monday, Jan. 21.
The registration fee for the class is $65. The instructor is Keisha Jennette.
This fee may be waived for those individuals who are currently unemployed, have received notice of a pending layoff, are working and eligible for the Federal Income Tax Credit or working and earning wages at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.
In addition to the registration fee, other costs of the program total $60. These costs, which cannot be waived, include a $30 Career Readiness Certification fee; a $15 fee for Workplace Observation Assessment and a $15 fee for a performance assessment. The class also requires a textbook, “The Nursing Assistant’s Survival Guide,” available at the BCCC Bookstore for $26.25 including tax.
“Career Readiness for Nurse Aides” is required as a prerequisite for those students who plan to enroll in a course to become certified as a Nurse Aide, including those interested in enrolling in any future Basic Skills Plus Nurse Aide I course.
Students who are interested in BCCC’s forthcoming Basic Skills Plus Certified Nurse Aide I course need to enroll in the Career Readiness for Nurse Aides and enroll in the Basic Skills program, according to Laurie Weston, Basic Skills coordinator.
Career Readiness for Nurse Aides will cover topics such as goal setting, job-search techniques, note-taking skills, test-taking skills, completing applications, writing resumes and work toward Career Readiness Certification.
The class is intended to prepare students to take the Career Readiness Certification test, which has replaced the Nurse Aide I Entrance Exam. Students will be required to achieve at least a “silver” designation on the CRC test and achieve a score of “1” on the Workplace Observation Assessment to enroll in a Nurse Aide I class or the Basic Skills Nurse Aide I class.
Students will also be required to complete the Performance Skills Assessment which identifies areas that may prevent them from getting a job such as poor work attitudes and lackluster job performance.
For more information about the “Career Readiness for Nurse Aide” class or other classes offered by BCCC’s Human Resources Development, interested persons should contact Lou Stout, director of Occupational Extension, at 252-940-6307. For information about the upcoming Basic Skills Plus Certified Nurse Aide I course, interested persons should contact Laurie Weston, Basic Skills coordinator, at 252-940-6322. For information about other upcoming Nurse Aide I courses, interested persons should contact Sue Gurley, Nurse Aide Program coordinator, at 252-940-6263.

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