GREENSBORO – Guilford Technical Community College plans to double

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                                                Bob Burchette, 336-334-4822, Ext. 2566
                                                Coretta Montague, 336-334-4822, Ext. 2487
Guilford Technical Community College
Jamestown, N. C. 27282
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(Released 5/4/09)

                            NURSE ASSISTANT PROGRAM TO BE EXPANDED;
                            MORE REGISTERED NURSES NEEDED TO TEACH

       GREENSBORO – Guilford Technical Community College plans
to double its Nursing Assistant I training program and needs 20 more
Registered Nurses to work as part-time instructors, according to Bob
Plain.
       The goal is to have at least 600 students in the program by the
start of the next academic year this fall, said Plain, program
coordinator for business and industry services.
       “The growth of health care services in our country is one factor
fueling double digit growth for nurse assistants,” he said.
       “GTCC has a successful Nurse Assistant I training program
which provides nurse assistant workers to assisted living and skilled
care facilities, the area major health care systems and a variety of
other care settings,” he said.
       Students interested in Registered Nursing programs and other
health care programs seek Nurse Assistant I training as a
prerequisite to these and other programs, he said.
       GTCC will have part-time teaching positions for Registered
Nurses in classroom, lab and clinical settings. “We offer flexible
schedules available in day and evening hours with competitive
instruction rates,” Plain said. Qualifications for RNs applying for the
positions are to be licensed in North Carolina for at least two years;
have one year experience teaching adults or supervising nurse
assistants; and one year experience providing care for the elderly or
chronically ill.
       Applications for the jobs are available at www.gtcc.edu.jobs
       More information is available by contacting Mary Corbin,
coordinator of the nursing assistant program, at mecorbin@gtcc.edu