HCC students complete first weekend CNA class

By Haywood Community College | Jun 19, 2014
Photo by: Donated Pictured from left are graduates of HCC’s first weekend CNA I course, instructor Janet Medford, Michelle Muse, Yvette Thomason, Lola Caudill, Susan Moore, Brandy Gable, Kim Huene, Wendy McMahan, Jenny Conner, Christina Hyatt, Vicky Gable and instructor Maria Caldwell.

Haywood Community College recently celebrated the completion of the first weekend Certified Nurse Aide I class. The course is a short-term training that prepares individuals to work as caregivers in a health care setting such as a nursing home, hospital, or home health care. Students attend 162 hours of instruction, 48 clinical hours and 114 classroom hours, taught by a registered nurse. This course is approved by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation.

"There was a definite need for a weekend class that would allow potential students to work and still train to be a CNA Il," said Sandy Fischer, HCC Allied Health coordinator.

The college will offer this option on an as needed basis.

Upcoming Nurse Aide I classes include:

— Aug. 20 through Dec. 3, 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Monday and Wednesday

— Aug. 19 through Dec. 4, 8:15 a.m.to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

— Aug. 19 through Dec. 8, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,

— Nov. 6 through Feb. 28, 5 to 10 p.m. Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays

For more information, call 565-4145 or email sfischer@haywood.edu.