Certified Nursing Assistant Program at Eastern Wyoming College
July 26, 2006
TORRINGTON, WY - One of the many workforce training opportunities at Eastern Wyoming College is the CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) Program. This program enables interested persons to become employed under proper health requirements.
The EWC Community Connections Department is committed to serving the vocational educational needs of our community, and accepts the responsibility to provide high quality education and training programs. This is accomplished through cooperative efforts with EWC and local community health agencies including; Community Hospital Banner Health, Banner Health Physician Services, and Goshen Care Center.
As with all other workforce training opportunities, the CNA program goes through the same process acknowledging the needs from the community and then creating a proposal working through various businesses to fit these needs.
The purpose of the Nursing Assistant Training is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to effectively perform in the role of a Nursing Assistant. At the completion of the program, the student will be prepared to participate as a member of the health care team in the structured settings of acute care hospital, skilled nursing care and/or long term care facilities. In addition, the student will be eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Exam.
From September 2005 through July 2006, 51 students took the CNA courses. After certification, many of these students are employed through various health care professionals including Banner Health facilities in Torrington, Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, NE, Nursing Homes, Private Health Care Centers, and hospitals all over the region.
For more information about the CNA Program at EWC please contact Jan King through the Community Education Office at 307.532.8213.