Few Spots Remain in Late Starting FVCC Certified Nurse Aide Courses

Flathead Valley Community College offers a Nurse’s Aide Training course that enables students to obtain the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) License.  The college will offer two late starting CNA course sections beginning February 11 and April 15.

Through hands-on clinical training, the intensive course teaches students the skills and applications required to address the needs of chronically-ill patients in long-term care facilities.  Students also gain understanding of basic medical terminology, basic human anatomy and physiology and the aging process.

At the end of the course, students are given the CNA test approved by the state of Montana.  Students who pass the test will obtain their CNA licenses and become certified and eligible to work as entry-level CNAs in long-term care facilities.

CNA course registration packets are available online at www.fvcc.edu/cna.html or on campus in the FVCC Nursing Office inside the Learning Resource Center building or in the Registration Office in Blake Hall.  Anyone interested in enrolling in the course is required to complete an application for admission into FVCC, have received the mandatory immunizations, pass a background check, and obtain a signature from the college Nursing Office staff before registering.  This process may take a few weeks, so those interested are encouraged to begin the enrollment process as soon as possible.

For more information, contact Pam Klein, CNA program coordinator, at 756-3625 or at pklein@fvcc.edu, or Cathy Fabel, nursing program assistant, at 756-3385 or at cfabel@fvcc.edu.

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