Missoula College to Offer Second Summer CNA Course

April 22, 2015

MISSOULA – Due to increased demand, Missoula College University of Montana will offer a second noncredit certified nursing assistant course this summer.

The second training session will take place Aug. 3-20 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. The first training session will take place from May 26 to June 11. Seats are still available for both sessions.

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, Aug. 4-14. Students will participate in clinicals during the week of Aug. 17-21 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 Monday, Aug. 3. A separate fee is charged for the training.

The application deadline for the August CNA course is 5 p.m. Thursday, July 16. 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 mickey.lyngholm@umontana.edu

Contact: Mickey Lyngholm, workforce navigator, UM Missoula College Outreach Department, 406-243-7879, mickey.lyngholm@umontana.edu.