Missoula College to Offer Summer CNA Courses

MISSOULA – Missoula College University of Montana will offer a noncredit certified nursing assistant course this summer.

The training will take place July 28-Aug.15 at the MC East Campus, located at 909 South Ave. W. Clinical hours will take place at Riverside Healthcare Center, located at 1301 E. Broadway. The course will prepare accepted students for careers in health care under the supervision of a licensed nurse.

The curriculum includes first aid and CPR, training in providing or assisting in client care, use of equipment, documenting and reporting. The coursework and clinical study will provide necessary information and skills needed in long-term, home-care and acute-care settings. Students also will prepare for and complete the Montana Department of Health State Competency CNA Evaluation examination.

Nursing assistant lecture classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays July 28-Aug.12, with the exception of Thursday, July 31. A CPR and first aid training will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 31. Students will participate in a certified nursing assistant clinical from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, and from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 14-15, at Riverside Healthcare Center. Students are asked to bring their lunch.

The course costs $850, which includes the textbook, CPR/first aid fee, supplies and the state examination fee. Participants do not need to be enrolled UM or MC students, and no previous academic experience is required.

The application deadline is 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 24. Accepted CNA students will need to submit payment by Wednesday, June 30. Application requirements include submitting a copy of current immunization records and copies of an online criminal background check documents.             A maximum of 10 students are accepted into the program. Space is limited. The application is available online at http://www.mc.umt.edu/outreach/Workforce/CareeTechTrain/cna.html. To register, call Mary Opitz of the MC Outreach Department at 406-243-7812 or email mary.opitz@umontana.edu.

Contact: Mary Opitz, UM Missoula College Outreach Department, 406-243-7812, mary.optiz@umontana.edu.