RI-BEST programs combine adult education academic support; workforce certification; and college credit courses on degree pathways. Workforce partnerships incorporates adult education as a best practice in multiple program offerings. Current programs include: RI-BEST for Healthcare; Bilingual Early Childhood Education and Fast Track to CNC Manufacturing.
RI-BEST for Healthcare (CNA to LPN)
Enrolling now for October 2023! Are you currently working as a CNA, but dreaming of becoming a nurse? Would you like to get started towards a Practical Nurse license or a Registered Nurse degree?
Apply to CCRI’s RI-Best for Healthcare Workforce program. RI-BEST for Healthcare is FREE and will include ENGL 1010 Intro to Composition (required for admission to nursing), and BIOL 1070 Human Anatomy and Physiology foundations. Students will earn 6 credits.
We are enrolling now for ENGL1010 class starting in October 2023! Class runs from October 2 to December 20. Class meets – Monday & Wednesday 4:00 – 5:45 PM on Providence campus. Biology 1070 will be scheduled in spring semester of 2024.
Benefits of the program:
- Designed for working C.N.A. with M/W afternoon IN PERSON classes that fit between shifts
- Integrated academic support with option for one-on-one tutoring.
- Job search support for students looking to return to work.
- Tutoring and support to study for HESI exam and apply to CCRI Nursing programs: CNA-to-LPN Bridge Option Admission Guidelines Fall – CCRI
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Must be actively licensed and working as a C.N.A.
- Must be employed in healthcare or planning to return to work in healthcare.
For more information, please complete our Program Inquiry Form.
Mondays & Wednesdays
4:00 - 5:45 pm
Providence Liston Campus
- Laurie Cepeda
- Email: [email protected]
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