National Nursing Assistant Week has special meaning for Ivy Tech

Ivy Tech Community College locations across the state will participate in the celebration of the 41st annual National Nursing Assistant Week, June 14 – 21, 2018. This national event celebrates those in the long-term care industry including certified nursing assistants (CNAs), medical assistants, nurse and geriatric aids, personnel, hospital attendants, and more.

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Nursing assistants go the extra mile to ensure those in long-term care facilities live a happy and comfortable life. Ivy Tech would like to thank everyone in the healthcare specialist field that make such a positive impact on the lives of others, especially our incredible students, graduates, faculty and staff.

Ivy Tech is a top choice among Indiana companies looking for skilled employees in the medical field. In fact, each year the College surpasses average pass rates of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)’s Certified Medical Assistant exam. This exam can be taken by Ivy Tech students upon graduating. On average, Ivy Tech students have an 89.67 percent* exam pass rate and overall, there is an 85.88 percent* job placement rate.

Ivy Tech graduates have moved on to work at hospitals and health facilities in their community including IU Health, Community Health Network and Eskenazi Health. Employers love hiring Ivy Tech students as there is a 99.11%* positive employer feedback rate.

National Nursing Assistant Week was started by the Career Nurse Assistants’ Programs, Inc., also known as the National Network of Career Nursing Assistants. This educational organization supports nursing assistants in nursing homes and long-term care settings.

For those looking to pursue a career in medical assisting or long-term facility care, explore opportunities at IvyTech.edu.

*An average of data for top campuses offering the healthcare specialist. This list includes Lawrenceburg, Anderson, Muncie, Marion, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Madison, Columbus and Richmond.

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