If you have completed a Nurse Aide program or a Direct PatientCare certificate program you should consider adding this credential. Medication Assistants are allowed under the Code of VA to assist patients with medications in Assisted Living Facilities.
Phlebotomists collect blood primarily by performing venipunctures or finger-sticks. The duties of a phlebotomist may include properly identifying the patient, interpreting the tests requested on the requisition, drawing blood into the correct tubes with the proper additives, accurately explaining the procedure to the patients, preparing patients accordingly...
Therapeutic massage is the manipulation by touch of the soft tissues of the body to promote relaxation, to relieve stress and/or pain, and to promote well-balanced health within the body. Professional therapists are equipped with the knowledge and skill to treat numerous ailments, disorders and diseases of the body.
SVCC offers Nurse Aide courses throughout our service area through our Center for Workforce Development. Upon successful completion of the program students receive the certificate needed to take the Virginia NNAAP (National Nurse Aide Assessment Program) Exam to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). The College offers this program year round throughout the service area, with some programs taught during the day and some programs in the evening.
The program in Nursing equips the student with the knowledge and skills needed to begin professional practice in the care, counseling, and education of healthcare consumers in a variety of settings.
The Certificate in Practical Nursing is designed to prepare beginning practitioners with the knowledge and skills to care for clients of all age groups. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX‐PN).