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CNA Class Offered in Claiborne County
August 4, 2014

The Walters State Office of Workforce Training will offer a certified nursing aide (CNA) class in Claiborne County beginning Aug. 26.  This class is offered through a partnership between Walters State Community College and Claiborne County Hospital.

A CNA works under the supervision of a licensed or registered nurse and provides direct patient care. A CNA may work in a nursing home, hospital or home health agencies. Duties include taking vital signs, assisting with meals, personal hygiene, and other patient needs. This class trains graduates for entry-level jobs.

This noncredit class has three components and includes classroom lectures, classroom skill laboratories and 35 hours of supervised patient care in a long-term care facility. Classes will be held at the Walters State Claiborne County Campus and at Claiborne County Hospital.

Students must be 16 years of age, have a CPR for Healthcare Providers certificate, have a TB skin test and proof of an MMR vaccination. A background check is required by the clinical site. The cost of the class is $699.

The class will meet from 4-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 4. At the completion of the class, students are eligible to take the State Certification Examination for Nurse Aides. For more information, contact Patty Harmon at (865) 774-5851 or

Online registration is available at Click on the course catalog and look for the CNA class in Claiborne County.

Pictured: Announcing the Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) class at the Walters State Claiborne County Campus are, from left, Betsy Maples, director of development for Claiborne County Hospital; Patty Harmon, secretary with Walters State’s Office of Workforce Training; Dr. Anita Ricker, assistant dean of the Office of Workforce Training; Tim Brown, Claiborne County Hospital administrator; and Kim Bolton, dean of Walter State’s Claiborne County Campus.