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with Christa Galipeau
Career Readiness is a work place preparation course designed to organize an individual for the necessary skills for successful job searching. Course focus is designed to fill out job applications, write resumes and cover letters, and learn soft skills when joining the workforce. Course will have guest speakers that work in human resources, field trips to job fairs, and learning what skills employers are looking for.
To Register: please call the Adult Education office at 764-4776
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Application
with Christine McPherson
Provides necessary theory and skills to obtain employment as a Certified Nurse Assistant. Applications are available at the Adult & Community Education office. Cost includes book, pin, CPR training, criminal background check, and State exam fee. Offered in cooperation with the Presque Isle Rehab and Nursing Center. The class fee is $849. Upon receipt of your application, you will receive a phone call to set up an interview.
The objective of this course is to provide a means of acquiring basic nursing techniques and skills designed to furnish the graduate with entry-level skills in the health field.
The experience gained as a Certified Nurse Assistant also enables the individual to consider and pursue upward mobility in the health services as opportunities arise.
At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:
a. Maintain a proper physical and emotional patient environment
b. Report and record observations
c. Provide assistance in personal hygiene
d. Assist with body movement and ambulation
e. Assist with nutrition and elimination
f. Assist in emergency situations
g. Communicate in an effective, positive manner
h. Assist the registered professional nurse to provide general patient care.
The course will consist of 180 hours of instruction. 90 hours will be spent in classroom, 20 hours laboratory instruction, and 70 hours will be devoted to supervised clinical experience and instruction.
The classroom instruction will take place at the Presque Isle Rehab & Nursing Center. The clinical portion of the program will take place at various facilities in the area. The classroom and clinical course schedule will be distributed during the first class meeting.
a. Minimum age of 16.
b. Ability to read or write English.
c. Grade level 9.0 or higher, preferably 12.9.
d. Able to pass a State Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check.
e. Good physical and mental health. Good grooming and personal hygiene, absence of drug and alcohol abuse.
f. Demonstrate sincere compassion and understanding for elderly people. Dependable, reliable work habits. Dependable transportation.
g. Physical Exam within the past year - statement from a physician stating the candidate is physically capable of doing C.N.A. work.
h. Immunization MMR, unless born before 1956. All immunizations and testing required by the cooperating facility, including Hepatitis B. Evidence of negative T.B. test or negative chest x-ray.