For anyone looking for a new career or who wants to work in the healthcare industry, in particular with our aging and disabled population, Flathead Valley Community College’s Nurse’s Aide Training course enables students to obtain a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Certificate in as little as four weeks.
Approved by the Montana Department of Health and Human Services, FVCC’s Nurse’s Aide Training course prepares students to enter the workforce as entry-level nursing assistants. 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.
CNAs work with elderly, physically or mentally disabled clients. For this reason, applicants should have a desire to help people and a willingness to work hard. Applicants should be responsible, compassionate, patient, emotionally stable and cheerful. In addition, tact, honesty and discretion are necessary to comply with regulations concerning patient confidentiality.
At the end of the course, students are given the CNA test approved by the state of Montana.