Nursing Assistant (CNA)

A limited number of YouthBuild students may qualify for the CNA Nursing program where they will have the opportunity to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. In partnership with Spalding University, the YouthBuild CNA program allows students to explore the medical field while pursuing their GED.

Students will complete 400 hours of classroom instruction focusing on nursing assistant skills, infection control, anatomy and physiology, medical math, and medical terminology. Students will also complete 60 off-site clinical hours in preparation for the Kentucky State NACES NAC license written & skills exam. This career path will lead to direct jobs in the health care industry. In fact, through the off-site clinical program, many of our students are able to secure full-time job placements before they even graduate from the program. YBLouisville students will be able to earn the following certifications and credits:

  • Nursing Assistant Certified License
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
  • HIV/AIDS & Blood Borne Pathogens Lifetime Certification
  • Tech Prep credits for Community and Technical Colleges

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