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Has a career in the medical field always interested you, but you thought it was out of reach?

Maybe it’s not. And for free, too.

A partnership between the Center for Professional Education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, three local hospitals and Hamilton County Schools is making it possible.

Parkridge Medical Center and Kindred Hospital Chattanooga are providing $1,500 per person for qualified students to complete the Certified Nursing Assistant Academy course.

The five-week course will prepare students to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in a hospital, nursing home or residential care facility.

The accredited CNA Academy includes classroom lectures and simulated labs at Howard High School. The course will finish with hands-on clinical training at Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation.

Students who complete the CNA Academy will receive a certificate of completion from the Center for Professional Education and will be prepared to sit for the State Tennessee’s CNA Licensure Exams. There are two exams: the CNA knowledge test and the CNA skills test. The certification exams are included in the cost of the course.

To qualify, prospective students must be at least 18 years old, eligible to work in the United States and seeking full-time employment after completing the course.

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