Take Caregiving to Heart—Southern Careers Institute Launches Nurse Aide Program to New Texas Markets

Southern Careers Institute

In 5 weeks, SCI helps with your clinical, they help you with the job process, your applications, and your resume.

This past June, Promise Nyong had two graduations to look forward to—his high school’s, and his certified nurse aide program with Southern Careers Institute’s San Antonio South campus. The five-week long program is designed to give students the hands-on-training they need in basic nursing, health and social service needs, CPR, and other essential clinical skills one would need to excel in at-home caregiving as a nurse aide or nursing assistant.

Southern Careers Institute launched the Nurse Aide program in its San Antonio South campus last October, and since then seen great success. Nikki England, Campus Director at SCI San Antonio South weighs in: “Our NA program provides an opportunity for students to be in a new career field in just 5 weeks! The hands-on training keeps the students active and excited to become caregivers, and provides the skills needed to be successful not only in their externship, but once they gain employment in the healthcare field.” England states that the classroom has been full since the very beginning, and so now, SCI is expanding the program to their Brownsville, Corpus Christi and Pharr, Texas campuses. Currently, each campus offers several highly-rated medical training programs as well as business, technology, and skilled trades offerings.

“You’ll get great training,” Nyong responds enthusiastically, when asked what one could expect from the certified nurse aide program. “In 5 weeks, SCI helps with your clinical, they help you with the job process, your applications and resume.” And although the job outlook for nursing assistants and orderlies is growing at a 17% rate between now and 2024 (Labor of Bureau Statistics – https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nursing-assistants.htm), employers want to ensure that new hires have what it takes to be successful in the role. “We require either 1 year of experience as a caregiver or your nurse aide certification,” says Nicole Vielma, Human Resources Coordinator for Griswold Home Care (http://www.griswoldsa.com/), a nationwide homecare service provider headquartered in San…

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