To become a Nursing Assistant (NA), you must complete 100 hours of training (60 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)

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

Hours of Operation

Office Hours:

Tuesday-Thursday 11:00 am-3:00 pm

Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Class Hours:


Instructional: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm (5 weeks)


Clinicals: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm (1 week)



1812 Washington Street

Columbia, SC 29201

Tel: 803-731-7800

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