MISSOULA – Missoula College University of Montana will offer a noncredit certified nursing assistant course this summer.
The training will take place May 26-June 12 at the Missoula College UM East Campus, located at 909 South Ave. W. Clinical hours will occur at Riverside Healthcare Center at 1301 E. Broadway. The course will prepare students for health care careers under the supervision of a licensed nurse.
Curriculum includes training for duties of a CNA: providing or assisting in all aspects of client care, using equipment, documenting and reporting the well-being of clients. Theory and clinical study will provide the necessary information and skills to take the Montana Department of Health state competency CNA evaluation and will provide necessary knowledge and skills needed in long-term, home- and acute-care settings.
Nursing assistant lecture classes will be held at Missoula College on weekdays, May 26-June 5. Students will participate in clinicals during the week of June 8-12 at Riverside Healthcare Center.
The course costs $800, which includes the textbook, supplies and the state examination fee. Participants do not need to be enrolled UM or MC students, and no previous academic experience is required. Students are required to possess a current Healthcare CPR/First Aid card and those who do not must attend training from 7:30 to noon Friday, May 22. A separate fee is charged for the training.
The application deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, May 7. Applicants are required to submit a copy of current immunization records and copies of online criminal background check documents. A maximum of 10 students are accepted into the program. The application is available online at http://www.mc.umt.edu/outreach/Certified%20Nursing%20Assistant%20Training/default.php.
For more information or to register, call Mickey Lyngholm, MC Outreach Department workforce navigator, at 406-243-7879 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.