Enrollment is in proportion to classroom size. Although the programs operate on defined schedules, applicants are urged to apply early in order to obtain the most desired class schedule. An applicant may write, phone or appear in person to request information about the program.
Student – to – Teacher ratios for the classroom shall be less than 10:1.
Skills laboratory practice student – to – teacher ratios will be less than 5:1.
Clinical experience student - to – teacher ratios will be less than 2:1.
Orientations (time spent for orientation is not counted as theory hours) to the courses are given before the first day of class if possible. The purpose of the orientation is to ascertain the eligibility of the applicant into the program, to advise the applicant of program content, student responsibilities, costs and program rules and regulations.
An applicant may feel free to speak on his or her goals and to ask any questions in order to be assured of having made the right choice.
Applicants who are 16 years of age should have their parent or legal guardian with them during the orientation.
The school operates on a rotating class schedule rather than on any set academic calendar. Nursing Assistant classes are on a two or three month schedule depending upon if the class meets two or three days per week. Approximately every month one or two new classes will start. The potential student should call the school for class start dates.
Basic Nurse Assistant Training program includes 86 hours of classroom time and 40 hours of clinical experience for a program total of over 126 hours. Day or evening classes may be available. Most classes are eight weeks long; however, some programs may be 12 to 14 weeks in length.