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Care Partner


Currently Accepting Applications for May 2015!

    The Care Partner Course was added in 1994 in response to the need for consistent and formal training for multi-skilled patient caregivers in Sentara acute care hospitals. Care Partners work for Sentara Healthcare and are trained exclusively for their important role in the hospital setting.

    Care Partners are members of a discipline that combines the quality of caring with technical interventions, communication, and knowledge integration to support the nurse in the delivery of quality client care in an acute care setting. They help patients with daily living activities such as bathing and eating. Care Partners also take vital signs, draw blood specimens, perform wound care and dressing changes, insert urinary catheters, perform EKGs, and other selected medical tests and procedures. 

Your Exceptional Learning Experience:

  • NEW Peninsula Clinical Option (enrollment dependant; available for May and October 2015 sessions only)
    Only 9 days of travel to the Chesapeake Campus
    - All clinical and skills lab hours will be held at Peninsula facilities
  • With 60 lecture, 45 skills lab, and 90 clinical hours, graduates of this Course are prepared to work collaboratively with the healthcare team and clients and provide essential information and assistance to achieve preferred health-related outcomes
  • Graduates will receive a certificate upon completion and be qualified to work in the acute-care hospitals at Sentara Healthcare. There is no license or certification required to practice as a Care Partner in Sentara facilities
  • Please click here for information on the admissions process