Campbellsville University to offer State Register Nurse Aide classes in conjunction with the Kentucky Career Center

By Ariel C. Emberton, staff writer/photographer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Career Center – Bluegrass is offering the chance for people who have lost their jobs or been displaced to receive their State Register Nurse Aide (SRNA) certification free-of-charge.

According to Amy Glasscock, director of workforce services for the Bluegrass Area Development District, the organization received a national dislocated worker grant. In response to COVID-19, they have chosen to use part of these funds to help with SRNA training for those who qualify.

Their new program focuses on Defeating Emergency Food-Insecurity and Elder Needs During Emergency Response, also known as Project DEFENDER.

Through Project DEFENDER, the Kentucky Career Center – Bluegrass will pay for training and materials, such as books, scrubs and testing, and provide an internship opportunity. Once a student completes their classes, they are set up with an internship opportunity of up to 1,000 hours.

The organization has paired with Campbellsville University’s Harrodsburg’s Conover Education Center and the Bluegrass Community and Technical College to offer the SRNA classes.

There are three classroom options for fall 2020 at Campbellsville’s Harrodsburg center: Aug. 10 – Oct. 5 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m.; Sept. 1 – Nov. 19 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m.; and Oct. 13, 2020 – Jan. 14, 2021 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

For more information or to begin the process contact Tiffanie Reeves, workforce services manager for the Kentucky Career Center, at or (859) 629-5598.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 11,900 students offering over 100 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The website for complete information is

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.

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