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Continuing its tradition of meeting workforce needs within healthcare, Carolinas College of Health Sciences is thrilled to announce the relaunch of its Nurse Aide program beginning in May. 
The program offers a reliable and rewarding career for those looking to quickly step into healthcare. Students will learn everything about providing personal care and basic nursing skills while in a structured healthcare setting under the supervision of a registered nurse. 
“Our students will get hands-on training to make sure they’re ready to hit the ground running when they begin their careers,” said Carmelle Belizaire, program coordinator for the Nurse Aide program. 
Students will be able to finish the program and have the opportunity to get credentialed as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in as few as two to three months. 
More than 90% of Carolinas College graduates step into jobs within six months of graduating, and most of those positions are within Atrium Health.
Many healthcare systems currently have a high demand for entry-level healthcare positions. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts the demand for nursing assistants to be “much faster than average,” with an expected growth of 8% during the next decade. 
“Many of our students start their healthcare careers as a CNA and go on to pursue their associate degree or even bachelor’s degree in nursing,” said Cathy Borysewicz, program chair for the Associate Degree Nursing program at Carolinas College. “There’s never been a better time for students who’ve been thinking about a healthcare career to get started.” 
Adriahna Caldwell, a previous graduate of the Carolinas College Nurse Aide program, always had an interest in healthcare and decided that becoming a CNA was the perfect first step into the field. 
“Being a CNA is hard work sometimes, but I personally found it very rewarding,” said Caldwell, who worked at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital and later returned to Carolinas College for the Neurodiagnostic Technology program.
The Nurse Aide program includes 150 total hours of learning and has a tuition of $1,100. The deadline to apply for the first cohort is March 1. 
For more information or to apply, visit our program page