Patient Care Assistant - Training Program
The Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC), offers a nursing aide program which prepares participants to take the Certified Nursing Assistant exam. Successfully passing the CNA is a prerequisite to becoming a Patient Care Assistant at UVA Medical Center.
Visit: CATEC’s Website
This course is great for those interested in working in the health care field. Course offers intense (excessive) study of nurse aide standards and includes a significant amount of reading and exams. Classes meet three times a week —two nights of study and one night for clinical work. Classroom and clinical instructions include topics such as nurse aide standards, state requirements, legal issues, safety, nutrition, patient care, special care, science and clinical evaluation. Requirements: students must provide a current tuberculosis test, and sign the Nurse Aide Enrollment Acknowledgment form, and criminal history form.