Missoula College to Offer Noncredit CNA Course

November 24, 2014

MISSOULA – Missoula College University of Montana will offer a noncredit certified nursing assistant course during winter session, Jan. 5-23, 2015.

The training will take place at the Missoula College East Campus, located at 909 South Ave. W. Clinical hours will take place at Hillside Health Care Center, located at 4720 23rd Ave. The course will prepare students for careers in health care which require the supervision of a licensed nurse.

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

Nursing assistant lecture classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays Jan. 6-23. A CPR and first aid training will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 5. Students will participate in a certified nursing assistant clinical from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan.19, and Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 21-23, at Hillside Health Care Center. Students are asked to bring their lunch.

The course costs $850, which includes the textbook, training, 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 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18. Students accepted into the noncredit CNA course will need to submit payment by Monday, Dec. 29. Application requirements include submitting a copy of current immunization records and copies of an online criminal background check. Course enrollment is limited to 10 students. The application is available online at http://www.mc.umt.edu/outreach/Workforce/CareeTechTrain/cna.html.

To register, call Suzette Dussault, Missoula College UM Dean’s Office administrative associate at 406-243-7812 or email suzette.dussault@mso.umt.edu.

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Contact: Suzette Dussault, administrative associate, Missoula College UM Dean’s Office, 406-243-7812, suzette.dussault@mso.umt.edu.