Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s (LVMC) skilled nursing facility, the Comprehensive Care Center, is seeking applicants now for its Nursing Assistant Training Program. The program begins in November.

The program gives applicants a diverse and comprehensive education as a Certified Nursing Assistant. At the conclusion of the course, students will complete a state CNA certification examination.

Program applicants must be a high school graduate, or equivalent with a GED and at least 18 years old.

Applicants may be called for an interview, and if chosen for the program, must pass a physical exam, which includes a drug screen, background check, provide two references, and documentation of ability to legally work for LVMC, along with COVID-19 vaccination status.

Those accepted into the program will be encouraged to apply for open CNA positions at the Comprehensive Care Center upon successful completion of the program and passage of the state exam.

Students must attend three mandatory days of classes each week of the program for nine weeks, completing 160 hours of theory and clinical education. The course includes a preliminary three weeks of companion care at the CCC prior to the start of coursework.

Classes take place 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. The program concludes in February.

During on-site classroom training, students will learn all aspects of patient care, through lectures and via hands-on demonstrations. Students will then have clinical training, providing care directly to residents in the facility.

Applications are available at www.lompocvmc.com under the “Careers” heading. Go to the CCC and search for Nurse Assistant Training Program (NATP).