Cortland Acres will soon offer a six-week course training opportunity for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) in Thomas, WV.
The training program follows federal and state guidelines and involves online coursework and a clinical program, said Lois Nelson, Director of Human Resources.
“During the coursework, students learn about the basic patient care skills needed to be a CNA,” Nelson said. “After the online portion of the training program, they have the opportunity to practice the skills during a hands-on clinical. They practice with mannequins before moving to the floor to assist the nurses and work with the residents.”
Before beginning the three-week online classroom, Cortland Acres Staff Development Coordinator, Rosetta Zirk, meets with the students to review the coursework schedule and ensure they have everything they need to succeed.
“Students complete the online portion of the training at their own pace,” Zirk said. “I check-in with the students every couple of days to answer any questions they may have and help them troubleshoot if they encounter problems.”