Shown below are the Princeton, West Virginia nurse aide schools that are currently teaching students. To find out about their facility requirements and get the steps necessary to become certified, call to speak with a class administrator.
Mercer County Technical Center
1397 Stafford Drive,
Princeton, WV 24740
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Training to become a nursing aide can be one of the best career choices that you can make. Nursing aides are in demand throughout the United States. Compared to other careers, the process of becoming a nursing aide is faster and quicker – not to mention cheaper.
Nursing Aide Training
Enrolling in a state-approved training program is the first step in becoming a nursing aide. It’s important that nursing aide candidates are competent in what they do and know how to meet the individual needs of each patient.
Approved training programs consist of 65 hours of lectures and lab work and 55 hours of clinical practice. All programs are required to last at least 4 weeks. During the practical training portion of the training, students are handled by highly qualified CNA Instructors. Students are taught important skills and concepts such as infection control, emergency care, communication techniques, patients’ rights and independence, and many more.
Where to find training programs?
Because of the demand for nursing aides, training programs can now be found all across the state. You easily find approved training programs offered by the following:
– Nursing Homes
– Assisted Living Centers
– Community Colleges
– Vocational Schools
– Technical Colleges
– Government Organizations
– Rehabilitation Clinics
A person who is already working in a Medicaid/Medicare facility prior to enrolling in a training program may not be charged for training fees. All charges must be paid by the hiring employer; this includes payment for the State Exam.
If a state-approved nursing facility offers a nursing aide employment within 12 months after getting certified, the first nursing facility to offer employment is required to reimburse the candidate for the costs incurred in completing a training program and the competency exam. That is why it is important for the nursing aide to keep all original receipts.
Competency Evaluation Exam (State Exam)
The State Exam was designed to test the competency of nursing aides in terms of both knowledge and skills. Both tests are conducted on the same day at a Regional Testing Center. Candidates must pass both tests to get into the Nurse Aide Registry. Once the candidate is entered into the NAR, he or she will be given a CNA certificate and will be allowed to work as a long-term nursing aide.
Princeton is the county seat of Mercer County. It is included in the Bluefield, WV-VA micropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, their total population had reached up to a total of 6,432. They had a population density of 2,127.6/sq mile. Princeton has a total land area of 5 square miles and a water area of only 0.1 square mile.
Health care centers that are available in the area include ResCare Homecare, Professional Imaging Inc., Craft Medical Corp, Princeton Surgical Group Inc., Southern Highlands Crisis Center, Crescent Hospitality, Princeton Medical Arts Clinic, Primecare 12, Bluefield Gastroenterology, and FMC Mercer County. photo attribution: ufv