Certified Nursing Assistant Classes


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Lindsborg Community Hospital and Bethany Home host sites for FREE CNA Classes.

The generosity of one anonymous charitable organization has funded free Certified Nursing Assistant classes at LCH and Bethany Home since June 2002. The organization's goal is to educate 1000 CNA's and in 2013, the half-way mark was surpassed.

Nationwide shortages in the nursing field abound, but thanks to a local charitable organization in McPherson County, health care careers are commencing to help fill the gaps. One member of the organization was impressed with the graciousness of CNAs during a hospital stay and initiated the sponsorship of the local CNA classes. Brad Malm is the coordinator from Lindsborg Community Hospital for the class. Brad comments, "We are grateful to have been chosen to continue to partner with this charitable organization. This generous gift of education and promoting a career in health care is substantial and never forgotten."

Each summer classes are scheduled to have four sessions of 12 students. Each session is fourteen days in length and held Monday through Friday from 8am - 4:30 pm. The cost of the class, tuition, books, TB test, fees and even meals are underwritten by the organization.(In cases of a positive reaction to a TB test the organization does not provide free x-ray services) In order to receive 5 college credits, participants need to be sixteen and at least a junior in high school.

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) serve an important role in the care of patients. They have varied duties according to experience and the type of facility they serve. Duties may include feeding patients who are unable to feed themselves, preparing food trays, bathing, grooming, dressing patients, helping patients to move about, measuring liquid intake and output, measuring and recording vital signs, making beds and observing the patient's mental, physical and emotional condition and reporting any concerns to the nursing or medical staff.

Enrollment for the class sessions will†be handled through an application process. Historically these classes fill quickly and potential students are placed on a waiting list. Brochures†and applications are available by February 1 for the summer sessions. Completed applications are due mid-March, with notice of acceptance†sent the first week in May.

Contact Brad Malm by calling the hospital at 785-227-3308, ext. #134, or email bradm@lindsborghospital.org.† Please include a daytime phone number where you can be reached and your mailing address