Nurse Aide

Certified Nurse Aide Training Program

This course provides classroom and supervised clinical training in the fundamentals of safe, knowledgeable care giving, and Work Readiness curriculum including resume development, workplace professionalism, interviewing, work ethics, basic computer skills, communications and financial management. In addition to preparing students for the South Carolina Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Testing Program, the course provides job skills training and helps students cultivate the attitudes and behaviors of a competent care giver.

Upon successful completion of the state examination, the graduate is a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) as defined by state and federal laws. This certification is required for employment. CNAs are sought after employees for hospitals, long-term care facilities or nursing homes, care homes, private homes, adult day care, clinics and hospice. Participation in the program does not guarantee you employment upon completion; however, you have access to the resources of Job Connection.

Program Details

Day Program
Lab/Lecture Training: 65 hours
Clinical Training: 40 hours
Work Readiness Curriculum: 30 hours

Goodwill Provides:
  • American Heart Association CPR class
  • CPR Textbook (on loan)
  • CNA Textbook
  • Class Workbook
  • One Set of Scrubs
  • Blood Pressure Cuff
  • Stethoscope
  • Background Check
  • Drug and TB Screenings
  • State Exam Booklet
  • One State Board Certification Examination
Requirements

Classes are limited to eight students and participants must meet these requirements:

  • Criminal Background Check
  • At Least 18 Years of Age
  • Lift Up to 70 Pounds
  • Stand for Long Durations
  • Minimal Visual and Hearing Limitations
  • Negative Drug Screen and Tuberculosis Test
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Demonstrate Appropriate Math and Reading Level(s) – Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) Assessment
  • Essay of Intent

If accepted, participants must attend orientation and successfully complete work readiness curriculum before beginning skills training.

Goodwill Industries reserves the right to make the final selection on all students due to limited space in the training program.

Anderson Area Students
  • Goodwill Provides Case Management Services
  • Training Takes Place at Tri-County Technical College
Columbia Area Students
  • Goodwill Provides Case Management Services
  • Goodwill Provides Proof of MMR Vaccination. Without Proof, Student is Responsible for Cost of Vaccine Titer
  • This Program is Supported by United Way of the Midlands

Greenville Area Students
  • Goodwill Provides Case Management Services
  • Goodwill Provides State Exam Review Class
  • Work Readiness Curriculum Takes Place at a Goodwill Training Center
  • CNA Curriculum Takes Place at Ignite Healthcare Institute
Greenwood Area Students
  • Goodwill Provides Case Management Services
  • Training Takes Place at Piedmont Technical College
Pickens Area Students
  • Goodwill Provides Case Management Services
  • Training Takes Place at Tri-County Technical College - Easley Campus
For more information, contact us via email or phone.  In the Upstate:  upstatetraining@goodwillsc.org or 864.351.0121.  In the Midlands:  midlandstraining@goodwillsc.org or 803.731.1786.