Dorsey Schools Launches Enhanced Nurse Aide Training Program


Wish you had training for an in-demand career? Employment of Nursing Aides is expected to grow by 20 percent until 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, which is faster than the average for many other occupations.  “In response to the growing demand for highly skilled healthcare professionals in the State of Michigan, Dorsey Schools is proud to announce their Clinical Nurse Aide training program at the Saginaw campus.  Individuals in the Clinical Nurse Aide training program will have the opportunity to challenge the State of Michigan Certified Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation upon graduation, and if successful, they will become a Certified Nursing Aide,” commented Denise Fox Pratt, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness at Dorsey Schools.

Enhanced Nurse Aide Training Program

Who are ENAs?

Certified Nurse Aides help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes or assisted living communities. They are compassionate, patient and are able to effectively communicate with patients and fellow healthcare workers.

What do ENAs do?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, ENAs are responsible for cleaning and bathing patients. These professionals help patients dress, transfer them between beds, listen to their health concerns, and help them eat. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, they may also perform tasks such as emptying bedpans and changing soiled sheets.

Dorsey Schools Launches Clinical Nurse Aide Training Program

When should I train as a ENA?

Now! Because of the growing elderly population, ENAs will be needed in any number of places. Job prospects for ENAs with formal training should be excellent, particularly in long-term care facilities, as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Where do ENAs work?

The majority of ENAs work in nursing and residential care facilities. Others are employed in hospitals, or for home care and hospices. Because of the demanding work, these professionals spend much of their time on their feet as they carry out their tasks of taking care of patients.

Why study to become a ENA?

The work of Certified Nurse Aides is rewarding. This is an in-demand career, and allows professionals to earn a steady income. The 30-credit Clinical Nurse Aide program at Dorsey Schools will prepare students to challenge both the knowledge section and the clinical skills section of the State of Michigan Certified Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation, which once passed allows placement on the Michigan Nurse Aide Registry necessary for employment in the field. Students enrolled in this program will take courses in Medical Terminology, Computer Applications for Allied Health Professionals, Anatomy and Physiology, Supporting Divergent Needs, Home Health Aide, and Nurse Aide Training.  Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

To learn more about the Clinical Nurse Aide training program at Dorsey Schools or to speak with an Admissions Representative, you may contact the Saginaw, Michigan campus directly at 989-249-1926.

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