Columbia HIM Director & Program Director
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To become a Nursing Assistant (NA), you must complete 100 hours of training (60 virtual/classroom and 40 clinical) and pass the SC state exam. The Hands of Hope Training Program prepares individuals with the information and the experience needed to become a Nurse Assistant who will provide quality care for residents in long-term care facilities, hospitals, home health care and hospice settings.

Welcome to Columbia Hands of Hope!

Our Mission is to provide professional medical care training for men and women who have a desire to deliver compassionate care.

How do I become a Nurse Aide?

2021 Class Start Dates (COVID-19 Update)

Effective 1 May 2021, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is a requirement for all prospective students enrolling into our program.


School officials continue to monitor the latest developments with the U.S. COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on Program operations. Updates will be added as needed and the community will be notified through updates to the website.

EVENING CLASSES (6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.)
July 26, 2021 (Clinical: August 30-September 3, 2021)
September 20, 2021 (Clinical: October 25-29, 2021)

All Instructional classes are Monday-Thursday
*Clinicals: Monday-Friday (7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.)