Nursing Assistant Program

Program Contact

Hall-Grace, Felicia
Practical Nursing Instructor
251-578-1313 Ext. 126

Length of Program:  3 weeks for Training for Business Industry (TBI); 6 weeks of traditional learning; and this course is embedded in the Health Science Program (HPS) for one semester.

This course has a credit and non-credit option.

Students enrolled in the non-credit, traditional Nursing Assistant course will be dually enrolled in the Ready-to-Work and Adult Education courses for the first three weeks of the course.

The purpose of the Nursing Assistant Program is to fulfill the seventy-five (75) hour Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) requirements for training of long-term care nursing assistants in preparation for certification through competency evaluation. Emphasis is placed on the development of the knowledge, attitudes, and skills required of the long-term care nursing assistant. Upon completion of this course, the student should demonstrate satisfactory performance on written examinations and clinical skills.

Things to do:

·         Complete the Nursing Assistant Application (located under Related Documents) 

·         Visit your nearest Alabama Career Center and apply for WIOA to possibly assist with financial assistance for this program (this MUST be done at least 3-4 weeks prior to class starting).

·         Apply for FASFA (,  if you will be enrolling in the HPS program and apply to Reid State Technical College.

·         Complete a background check and urine drug screen ($69.00) prior to starting the program at the following website:

Once you have paid, contact Clarinda Mixon at 251-578-1313 Ext. 101 to setup a time to pick up a Chain of Custody form to get your drug screen collected.

The urine drug screen can be collected at the:

Quest Diagnostic Center for FREE - (GOOGLE FOR NEAREST LOCATION )

Evergreen Medical Center 8am - 4pm/ Monday - Friday $25.00 cash only; 251-578-2480

Monroe County Hospital 8am - 12pm/ Monday - Friday $22.50 cash only; 251-575-3111

Brewton Medical Center (Call and make an appointment @ 251-867-6071) for $15.00