Nurse Assistant Training

The American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland offers a Nurse Assistant Training Program (NAT) for individuals interested in working in the Nursing Assistant/Home Health Care setting. Our comprehensive training program, taught by Registered Nurse instructors, can significantly improve the lives of those individuals who complete it by giving them a competitive advantage. With an emphasis on academics and hands on skills training, graduates of the NAT program are well prepared for the requirements to pass the state test as well as to be successfully employed in the health care field.

The Red Cross NAT Program Offers:

  • 96 hours of Nurse Assistant Training: 72 hours of classroom instruction and 24 hours of clinical experience (Exceeds 75 hour minimum required by the State of Ohio)
  • Classroom includes state-of-the-art setting with hands-on clinical experience at local community nursing home facilities
  • American Red Cross CPR Certification
  • Certificate of Completion for eligibility to sit for State of Ohio exam
  • Graduation Ceremony & Job Fair with local employers for all graduating students
  • State Exam Review Course
  • State exam registration for the written and oral exam portions for the first testing attempt

Nurse Assistant Course Outline

Our course curriculum provides in-depth instruction in the following areas:

  • The Art of Caregiving
    • Working in Long-Term Care
    • Protecting People’s Rights
    • Understanding and Communicating with People
    • Assisting People with Personal Care
  • Safety
    • Controlling the Spread of Germs
    • Measuring Life Signs
    • Positioning and Transferring People
  • Providing Care for People with Specific Illnesses
    • HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and Tuberculosis
    • Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
  • Life Skills Training
  • Providing Restorative Care
  • Providing End-of-Life Care

Class and Orientation Schedule

Daytime class hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and clinical hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Evening class hours are from 5:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday. Clinical hours are from 5:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday.

Orientations are held the 1st and 3rd week of every month at 10:00 a.m. and last approximately 1 hour.

Update: Summer classes are full. Orientation will resume August 1, 2012 Arrive at all orientations 15 minutes prior to published start time. PLEASE ATTEND A MANDATORY ORIENTATION FOR UPCOMING START DATES.
  Cleveland Main Office - 216-431-3010
  Start Date: 8/1/2012 - Orientation begins at 10 a.m.