Start a new career as a certified nursing assistant

Posted on December 10, 2019 | Katahdin Success Stories

Community Author: Debora Rountree

EAST MILLINOCKET — Eastern Maine Community College‘s Katahdin Higher Education Center in East Millinocket is pleased to announce the offering of a certified nursing assistant (CNA) program in East Millinocket in January. Nursing assistants are nationally and locally one of the most in demand jobs in the allied healthcare field.

A nursing assistant is an individual who provides basic care under the supervision of a registered nurse. This course consists of a combination of classes in theory, laboratory and clinical learning experiences. Learners will be given the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to function safely in a clinical setting. Those who successfully complete the course and the State of Maine Board examination will receive a State of Maine certification for the basic nursing assistant. candidates interested in applying for enrollment includes a criminal background check, application, placement testing and proof of immunization records. This course is scheduled to run Jan. 27 to June 8, 2020, Mondays and Wednesdays, Thursday from 1:30-4:30 p.m. with clinicals beginning in April on Fridays and Saturdays with instructor Sharon Holway, RN.

Eastern Maine Community College is pleased to offer this program at no cost with grant funding from the Maine Quality Centers of the Maine Community College System.  The grant covers the cost of the class, all materials, textbook and criminal background check. This program is open on a first come first served basis. Anyone interested in this training may also qualify for other supportive services from Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC).

The Katahdin Higher Education Center of EMCC and the UMA is an off-campus center in the Katahdin region where people can take courses, pursue degrees, and receive all the support they need to earn a degree close to home and on schedules that fit into their family and work lives. Courses are taught by faculty on-site, online or two-way videoconferencing. Academic advising, tutoring, study skills workshops, computer access, library services and student activities are available to help support individual student success. The Katahdin Higher Education Center is located at 1 Dirigo Dr. East Millinocket. For more information contact Deb Rountree M.Ed by calling 207-746-5741.

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