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Students selected for the program must be responsible community members with an interest in learning basic health care skills, and providing health services to those with physical or other needs. Students need not be college bound.

Nurse Aides must pass a national certification exam and Home Health Aides must pass the DC Certification Exam, which ensures that they have basic skills necessary to provide health services. Ingleside at Rock Creek Health Academy provides High School Seniors with the training and experience necessary to pass the certifying exam and begin a career in health care.

What is Provided

  • Uniforms
  • Textbooks
  • Transportation
  • Examination Fees
  • Medical Instruments
  • Nutritional Snacks

The goal of the program is to Educate, Encourage and Employ!

Application Instructions

  • A one-page essay explaining why you want to be in the program
  • A brief autobiographical sketch (not more than 1 page)
  • A copy of your most recent transcript; and
  • A letter of reference from your school guidance counselor, employer, clergy, or other responsible adult

Those selected will be expected to attend all classes, complete their homework, take weekly quizzes, and take the Certification Exam.

We are looking for responsible and caring high school seniors who will be 18 years of age prior to taking either exam.


Health AcademyIngleside at Rock Creek and William R. Leahy, M.D. present the Nurse Aide and Home Health Aide program as a free community service to help train young people for a career in health care.

Approximately 15 high school seniors from Washington, DC will be selected to participate in the after school program for one semester.

The after school classes will be taught in two hour sessions, three days a week and the program will last 18 weeks. The course includes 75 hours of classroom instruction and 45 hours of nursing home clinicals. All classes will be held at Ingleside at Rock Creek.

At the end of the course, students will take the Nurse Aide National Certification Examination or the Home Health Aides DC Certification Exam. After passing the exam, employment assistance will be provided to the graduates.


Community Service

Health AcademyWith skill and compassion, nurse aides and home health aides play a vital role in healthcare. Ingleside at Rock Creek and its members are proud to play a part in helping young people from our area discover the rewards of community service with an opportunity to learn while enhancing the lives of patients every day.

Nestled alongside Washington, DC's beautiful, unspoiled Rock Creek Park, Ingleside at Rock Creek is the treasured home of a diverse group of people whose experiences and interests create the perfect balance for stylish retirement living.


Ingleside at Rock Creek Health Academy
3050 Military Road, NW
Washington, DC 20015
Call 202.596.3138





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