Classes run from Feb 18th through March 12th. Certified Nursing Assistants, or CNAs, as they're more commonly called, play a highly significant part in the field of health care. Also known as patient care technicians, orderlies, and nurse's aides, these people provide an indispensable part of patient care. A Certified Nursing Assistant helps nurses in medical facilities by giving basic care to the patients, which is vital in hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes. The demand is high for qualified CNAs even in this time of global recession and economic failure. Classes are provided through a partnership between Dawson Community College and the Glendive Medical Center.
"As an incentive Glendive Medical Center reimburses the cost of tuition, testing and books for students that successfully pass the class and are hired at GMC. In addition GMC offers temporary employment for select students in class; we essentially pay them for their time spent in the class." said Staci Knuths, Recruitment Specialist-Glendive Medical Center "Interested candidates can contact me at GMC at 345-2608 for more information."
The CNA training course is geared to provide the participant with the skills that will enable them to perform satisfactorily as an entry level nursing assistant primarily in a long term care facility. The method for reaching that goal combines both a strong technical and theoretical background as well as an opportunity for experience in a supervised clinical environment. Successful completion of the training will satisfy requirements for Medicaid Certification.
For a flyer with class times and payment information go to the dawson.edu/workshop page. Registered Nurse Donna Knuths will be instructing the CNA course. Cost for the 4-credit, 80-hour course is $70.00 plus book available through the DCC bookstore at 377-9457. Enrollment is limited.
For additional information contact Marilyn Dutton 377-9405 or Dawson Community College at main number 377-3396.