The nursing assistant programs offered by facilities in Ellsworth that are shown on this page are all the Maine Registry recognized license courses that are open for enrollment. You can get additional details about how to sign-up by calling the phone number displayed below and speaking with a school adviser.
Ellsworth Adult Education
112 Boggy Brook Road,
Ellsworth, ME 04605
(Multiple classes are available)
In order to become a nursing assistant, you will need to undergo proper training. It is very important that when you handle your patients, you will know how to properly take care of them. This is why the state requires all aspiring certified nurse aides to enroll in a 180 hour training program. These programs will be composed of classroom lectures and clinical exposure. It will take a few weeks to complete a program. To be enrolled in a certified nursing assistant, the applicant must first be of legal age and had finished the 9th grade. Once enrolled, they will have to spend a specific number of hours on lectures and skills training before they can finish the program. Once they finish, they will be allowed to work in a nursing facility, like a nursing home, for a couple months even if you are not yet certified.
Once you are through with your training, you will be able to apply for the license exams. The license exams for this state are composed of a written and a skills demonstration. You will need to pass all of the tests in order to get your name entered in the state’s Nurse Aide Registry. Only those CNAs whose names are on the registry will be allowed to work in a nursing facility for more than 4 months. The licenses in this state need to be renewed every two years. If you wish to become eligible for renewal, you must be able to work for at least 8 hours within that time. Your hours will only be credited if you were able to work during that time under the supervision of a registered nurse.
Ellsworth is the county seat of Hancock County. This city is known as being the fastest growing city for a decade. According to the census of 2010, their total population had reached up to a total of 7,741 people. They have a population density of 97.6/sq mile. The total area of this city is approximately 93.8 sq miles, where 14 square miles of it is water. You can find that this city is surrounded by Dedham, Orland, Penobscot, Otis, Surry, Mariaville, Hancock, and Trenton.
Health care centers that you can find in the area include Kids’ peace National Center, Allies Inc., Downeast Health Services, Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Community Health and Counseling Services, Primary Health, Community Health and Counseling Services, Acadia Naturopathic Medical Clinic, Eastern Maine Dialysis, Downeast Community Mental Health Center, Washington County Psychotherapy, and many more.