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Lake Region Vocational Center

Health Occupations

Health Occupations

The Certified Nurse Assistant program is a one year program at Lake Region Vocational Center. 

Students learn to maintain a proper patient environment, record and report observations, provide assistance in personal hygiene, assist with emergency situations,  and communicate effectively and professionally. 

Students who successfully complete the program will obtain CPR and First Aid certification and are eligible to take the State of Maine Certified Nurse Assistant Exam and obtain placement on the CNA Registry.  Some graduates have immediately begun work as CNAs while others have continued to post-secondary programs and universities to further their health care careers.

Click on  for more information on CNA from the State of Maine.

Health care jobs are among the fastest growing career opportunities.  All require an element of caring in addition to specific medical and technological knowledge.

If you are interested in helping people and are willing to work hard then this program is for you!



Course Requirements

  • Excellent attendance
  • Strong reading, writing, and math skills
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely
  • At least 16 years of age
  • Students must pass a medical clearance exam for participation in clinical rotations and show proof of immunity to certain medical conditions
  • Pass a criminal record check

Students are required to participate in a minimum of 90 hours in a clinical setting and a skills lab under the direction of an RN instructor. An academic score of 80 is expected to be maintained in order to proceed to the clinical sites. 

Before completion of the program, students create a professional portfolio. This includes a cover letter and resume, job shadow and clinical setting reports, transcripts, samples of  work, and awards and certificates.


Instructor photo

Kathiann Shorey


A former Director of Nursing for the Bridgton Hospital and School Health Coordinator at MSAD 72, Mrs. Shorey joined the...  more Read more about Kathiann Shorey


Course Details


This course meets Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri.


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