This program provides classroom and clinical experience each week. Curriculum content includes basic anatomy and physiology, nursing process, personal care skills, medical surgical care, geriatrics, obstetrics, newborn, pediatrics, and rehabilitation. Clinical experience occurs at the Calais Regional Hospital. Through both the classroom and clinical experiences, the students will gain knowledge and skills leading to state certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
CNA graduates are prepared for either immediate employment or post-secondary education in the health occupations. Students planning to continue their education in nursing, X-ray technician, medical lab technology, physical therapy, or other health fields after high school can gain first-hand care experience and strengthen their applications to college.
The State of Maine requires students to be 16 years old to participate in this program.