TURNER — The Maine-approved CNA course, offered three times a year through SAD 52, includes classroom work, skills labs and clinical experience. The course is an 11- week course of 180 hours.

CNAs are caregivers who provide patients assistance with activities of daily living and basic needs. They also help patients feel safe and comfortable throughout their hospital stay. These direct caregivers spend most of their time assisting patients and listening to their concerns.

Costs vary depending on the funding source. Tuition includes texts, materials and fees. At the successful completion of the course, students take the state certification examination.

Contact the SAD 52 Adult & Community Education office at 207-225-1010 to sign up for an intake session and to take the CASAS test.

Course fee is $975; lab fee of $25 includes textbook, state exam and CPR certification.

Call 207-225-1010 to preregister and for dates, and visit www.msad52.maineadulted.org for more information.

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