Briarcliffe graduates new class of nurses


Briarcliffe Manor recently held a graduation ceremony for its Certified Nursing Aides program for the 10th time since July of 2017.

“Where does the time go?” asked Akshay Talwar, owner of the 30-acre Briarcliffe Campus located at 30 Old Pocasset Road in Johnston. “We’re proud to have another graduation event for this valuable program.”

He added: “We started the CNA education program because we felt that by growing our own team in this way, we could infuse them with sense of mission and compassion from the start. And, after two years of conducting this program, we are very pleased with the quality of care our graduates are able to provide to our patients.”

Talwar said in order to complete the program, graduates were required to have 100 hours of special programs including lectures, clinical time, lab practices and studying to prepare for the Rhode Island State CNA Examination.

The spring class of 2019 learned about patient care, Alzheimer’s/dementia training, safe resident handling, patient positioning, communication skills and patient rights.

“They were all highly motivated and enjoyed the learning experience throughout the program. We expect them to become valued members of the Briarcliffe family,” Talwar said of the most recent graduates.


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