HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT PROGRAM

ABOUT

The health care assistant program seeks to provide students with the opportunity to learn basic health care needs, obtain state certification and excel in the community as a health care team member. The NWCC faculty support the healthcare core values and desire for each student to succeed in obtaining their healthcare professional goals.

VALUES

Accountability
Integrity
Excellence
Respect
Service
Accessibility
Creativity
Leadership

PROGRAM
The Health Care Assistant Program is one semester (approximately 4 months) in which graduates are awarded a certificate of completion. Upon receiving the Health Care Assistant certificate, graduates are qualified to sit for the Mississippi State Certification for Health Care Assistant. Certified Health Care Assistants are qualified for employment in the Mississippi Health Care Industry in a variety of settings. These include opportunities as Health Care Assistant, Long-term Care Assistant, Home Health Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant and Personal Caregiver.


HOW TO APPLY

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

• At least 18 years of age
• Have a high school diploma or GED/HiSET equivalency on file with the Office of Admissions and Records
• Have a NWCC application on file with the Office of Admissions and Records
• Have a NWCC ID number
• Have all transcripts including high school and any college courses on file with the Office of Admissions and Records
Complete the Health Care Assistant Application online form. Applications are currently open at all campuses.


RESOURCES

NEWS: Applications are now open for the Health Care Assistant program in Spring 2020

Program Information and Class Schedules
Meet the Faculty
New Student Information
Health Care Assistant Handbook (NOT YET AVAILABLE)
NWCC Bulletin
Program Policies
Job Outlook and Gainful Employment Information

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Nursing Program - RN
Practical Nursing Program LPN
Other Health Related Career Options 

Campus Locations and Contacts


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Senatobia Campus
 4975 Hwy 51 North, Career Tech One Building, Senatobia, MS 38668
Faculty Contact: Brooke Slocum BSN RN bslocum@northwestms.edu, 662-560-1111

DeSoto Center
5197 W. E Ross Parkway, Southaven, MS 38671
Faculty Contact: Sarita Kramer RN skramer@northwestms.edu, 662-280-6158

Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center (Oxford)
1310 Belk Drive, Oxford, MS 38655
Faculty Contact: Carly Weeks MSN RN, cweeks@northwestms.edu, 662-238-7902

 

 

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