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When Asher was created in 2002, building a class of at least five students per session was a real challenge. Asher began with the Nurse Aide Program offering day classes only.  With little operational funds, it was very difficult to meet operation expenses. Through marketing and maintaining a quality program, Asher has become a preferred training provider for State and City Agencies, as well as public/private organizations seeking to train their consumers for employment in the medical field. Subsequently, Asher has successfully built a clientele of state, private, public, and self paying individuals. 

Asher is certified by the Dept. of Health Professions Virginia Board of Nursing and the Department of Social Services. Asher currently offers two (2) programs, and maintains a year-round training schedule, which includes: Nurse Aide, Medication Aide. We offer day and evening sessions for our Nurse Aide program.   

Asher began training Nurse Aides and Direct Care Aides in June 2002; Medication Aides (32 hours course) in March 2004; Train-the-Trainer (trainers of Medication Aides) in August 2004; Medication Aides (68 hours course) in October of 2007. In 2009, Asher became a testing site for the State Board of Nurse Aides. In 2011  Asher started a Practical Nurse training program. In 2012 Asher graduated 3 Practical Nursing Students, 876 Nurse Aides, 48 Medication Aides (32 hours program), 133 Medication Aides (68 hours program), 68 Trainers of Medication Aides, and 23 Direct Care Aides.

Asher is listed as an approved vendor with state and local agencies such as: Virginia Employment Commission, Resource Workforce Center (WIOA), Dept. of Aging & Rehabilitative Services, Dept. of Social Services, Department of Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Dept. for the Blind and Vision Impaired. All of Asher's programs hold the Training and Education Alliance (TEA) Certification by the Dept. of Veterans Services and is approved by the State for "GI Bill®" Benefits.  "GI Bill®" is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.  Asher also partners with public/private owned facilities, and have trained staff members of Beth Sholom Gardens, Bon Secours Health Systems, VCU Health Systems, Johnston Willis Hospital, Henrico Doctors' Hospital, Lucy Corr Village, and individuals sponsored by Virginia Home for Boys, and William Byrd Community House (to name a few).  

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