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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Opens Enrollment for New Certified Nursing Assistant Academy

Friday, May 06, 2022

WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, May 6, 2022  Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is enrolling students for its newly launched Certified Nursing Assistant Academy.

The program is a robust, in-person, active learning experience held entirely at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford that will prepare students to take the Connecticut Certified Nursing Assistant certification examination. Students may be eligible for immediate employment after successful course completion.

Registrations are open for a five-week summer session from June 13 to July 15, and a seven-week fall session from August 29 through October 15. Class sizes are limited; to learn more and apply, visit

Led by a registered nurse with assistance from a certified nursing assistant, students will receive classroom, simulation and clinical training experiences within Gaylord Hospital. Students will be exposed to a diverse team of experienced staff and will gain hands-on experience in the care of patients with complex medical needs.

The program instruction is provided at no cost, however students are required to purchase books, scrubs, and pay fees for medical clearance, background checks, and the Connecticut Certified Nurses Aide Exam.

About Gaylord Specialty Healthcare:

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is a rehabilitation-focused, nonprofit health system that provides inpatient and outpatient care for people at every point in their journey from illness or injury to maximum recovery.

It is anchored by Gaylord Hospital, a long-term acute care hospital, and includes Gaylord Outpatient Services and Gaylord Physical Therapy for patients who require diagnosis and treatment on an outpatient basis. Gaylord's Milne Institute for Healthcare Innovation is a hub for accelerating world-class rehabilitative research, technology development, and innovation to improve the quality of life and function of people around the world. The newly launched residency program in physiatry, a joint program with UConn School of Medicine and Hartford Hospital, will educate the next generation of rehabilitation doctors in Connecticut and beyond. Together, these entities deliver a complete continuum of rehabilitative care driven by clinical experience, innovation, and human compassion.



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