STCC to offer 2 CNA classes starting March 18
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield Technical Community College will offer two Certified Nurse Aide classes beginning March 18: CNA 1 and CNA 2.
CNA 1 – the Nurse Aide and CPR Certificate Program – is designed for students seeking entry level job skills to enter the health care field. Students prepare for the Massachusetts State Board Examination to become a Certified Nurse Aide and receive certification in CPR.
CNA 2 – the CNA Plus Program – also prepares students for the state board examination to become a CNA and receive certification in CPR. In addition, CNA 2 includes Home Health Aide training to prepare the CNA to provide care in a patient’s home. Students also will learn about Alzheimer’s or related neurological disorders.
In both classes, students learn to care for residents in long-term care facilities and will practice the following skills: personal patient care, patient rights, lifting and turning patients, safety, infection control, bed, bath and feeding, vital signs, record keeping, mental health care of residents and stress management.
The program is approved by the state Division of Health Care Quality.
About Springfield Technical Community College
Founded in 1967 and located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, STCC is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC, a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and an Achieving the Dream Leader College, offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. STCC’s highly regarded transfer programs in business, engineering, liberal arts, science and technology continue to provide the most economical options for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of more than 7,400 day, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
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Jim Danko, (413) 755-4812, firstname.lastname@example.org